Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Columbia County Records Inventory
Series documents liens placed on real property by the county to satisfy debts. Attachments are ordered by the circuit court and authorize the sheriff to seize or transfer property to satisfy debts such as loans, mortgages, or tax liens. The sheriff will hold the property in trust until the debt is paid or the property is sold. Information includes defendant name, statement of attachment, property description, statement of return when attachment is satisfied, return of execution, dates attachment is issued and returned, court order, and sheriff's signature. Attachment records have been inventoried through 1920.
Records at the Columbia County Courthouse Annex, Vault:
General Index [to Real Estate Attachments], vol. 1, 1893-1997 (1 volume);
Record Certificate of Real Estate Attachments, vol. 2, 1914-1928 (1 volume).
Records at the Columbia County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
Attachment Register, no. 1, 1893-1927 (1 volume);
Index to Certificate of Real Estate Attachments, 1893-1960 (1 volume);
Record Certificate of Real Estate Attachments, no. 1, 1893-1914 (1 volume);
Record of Certificates of Attachments of Real Estate, 1886-1893 (1 volume).