Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Clatsop County Records Inventory

Justice Court Dockets


Series documents criminal and civil cases brought before justice of the peace courts. Dockets include defendant, plaintiff, attorney, witness, and juror names; action dates and nature of cases; judgments; and statements of costs. Actions include complaints, summonses, appearances, testimonies, bonds, judgments, pleas, fines, jail terms, marriages, and writs of attachment. Civil and criminal cases include larceny, burglary, recovering money or personal property, trespassing, hunting out of season, and illegal voting. Justice court records have been inventoried through 1940. For information on more recent records, contact the local justice court.

Records at the Clatsop County Courthouse, Basement Room B04:
Record Justice Court [Astoria Precinct-with index], 1879-1882 (1 volume).

Records at the Clatsop County Courthouse, Basement Room B08:
Justice Docket Civil [Astoria District-with index], vol. 1-16, 1908-1942 (16 volumes);
Justice Docket Criminal [Astoria District-with index], vol. 1-27, 1908-1941 (27 volumes);
Justice Docket [Warrenton District-with index], 1932-1933 (1 volume).


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