Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Clackamas County Records Inventory
Land Title Registers
Series records the ownership of land within the county. Records may include title registers, land indexes, land registration registers, torrens registry of titles, indexes to registered land, certificates of title, town lot indexes, ownership registers, and plat books. Information includes parties involved, land descriptions, dates, number and nature of titles, subdivisions, title holders, terms, discharge dates, and registrar's signatures. The torrens system of land registration was abolished in 1972 by Oregon law. Additional land ownership records may be found in the Deeds and Indexes series.
Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Plat Book Index [includes land descriptions, land claim information, and related transcribed documents], ca.1851 (1 volume).
Records at the Clackamas County Assessment and Taxation Office:
[Land Ownership Books-includes deed and chronological ownership information], ca.1966-2000 (273 volumes).
Records at the Clackamas County Assessment and Taxation Office, Cartography Area:
D.L.C. Ownerships [includes present owner information-with index], vol. 4, ca.1920-ca.1950 (1 volume);
Land Book [includes present owner and Donation Land Claim information-with index], vol. 5, ca.1920-ca.1950 (1 volume);
Old Ownership Books [Land Book-includes tax lot information], n.d. (1 inch of microfiche);
Present Owner Book Lands, ca.1910 (1 volume);
Town Lots [includes present owner information-with index], vol. 1-3, ca.1920-ca.1950 (3 volumes).
Records at the Clackamas County Archives:
Lands [Tract Index of Registered Lands-includes few entries], n.d. (1 volume);
Lots and Blocks [Tract Index of Registered Lands], ca.1919 (1 volume);
Register of Title, vol. 1-2, 1906-1972 (2 volumes);
Register Title Record, vol. 2, 1925-1948 (1 volume).
Records at the Clackamas County Archives, Security Microfilm Storage:
[Register of Title], vol. 1, 1906-1943 (1 reel of microfilm); vol. 2, 1925-1948 (1 reel of microfilm); vol. 2b, 1915-1972 (1 reel of microfilm).