Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Clatsop County Records Inventory

Foreclosure Records


Series documents the activities of the sheriff and other county officials relating to the foreclosure of property in order to satisfy creditors in cases involving delinquent taxes, mortgage payments, or court judgments. Records include correspondence, sheriff's deeds and foreclosure sale records, circuit court case transcripts of foreclosure hearings, writs of execution, certificates of sale of real property, judgment orders, receipts, tax redemption records, delinquent tax sales, and tax sale certificates. Foreclosure records have been inventoried through 1920.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
[Assessment Roll School District 1 & 26-includes delinquent tax and tax sale information], 1892-1893 (1 volume);
Land and Lot Index to Tax Sales, vol. 1, 1890-1902 (1 volume);
List of Property Owned by Clatsop County [Foreclosed], vol. 1, 1889-1902 (1 volume);
Record of Deeded Property [Foreclosed], vol. 1, 1909-1914 (1 volume);
Record of Delinquent Tax Sales, 1892-1895 (2 volumes);
[Record of Delinquent Tax Sales], 1893-1903 (2 volumes);
Sheriff's Return of Delinq't Tax Sales [Delinquent], 1902-1908 (1 volume);
Sheriff's Return of Delinquent Tax Sales, 1894 (1 volume);
Sheriff Tax Sale Record, vol. 1, 1889-1893 (1 volume);
Tax Sale Record, vol. 1, 1889-1890 (1 volume).

Records at the Clatsop County Courthouse, Main Floor Vault:
[Certificate of Delinquency-Bin T], 1920-1921 (3 volumes);
[Land Sale for Back Taxes Sheriff-Records-Bin T], 1891-1894 (1.50 cu.ft.);
Sales on Foreclosures, 1895-1918 (.35 cu.ft.);
Tax Deeds [Foreclosure], 1911 (.10 cu.ft.);
Warranty and Sheriff's Deeds [Foreclosure], vol. 38, 1897-1903 (1 volume).

Records at the Clatsop County Judge Guy Boyington Building, Records Storage Room:
Journal [Remittances by the County of Original Taxes Costs and Penalties on Tax Sales-Foreclosure], 1889-1900 (1 volume).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Delinquent Tax Sale List [Clatsop County], 1904 (US GenWeb Project).


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