Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Columbia County Records Inventory
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:
Foreclosures [Certificate of Sale of Real Property by Sheriff], 1869 (.05 cu.ft.).
Records at the Columbia County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
Cancelled Certificates of Tax Sales, 1894-1921 (1 cu.ft.);
Certificates of Delinquency Issued to Columbia County, 1914-1920 (1 volume);
Certificates of Tax Sales [Stub Books], 1893-ca.1905 (.80 cu.ft.);
Record of Delinquent Tax Sales, no. 1-2, 1893-1900 ( 2 volumes);
Tax Certificates and Certificates for Tax Sales, 1893-1896 (1 cu.ft.).
Records at the Columbia County Courthouse Annex, Vault:
Redemption Receipts [Foreclosure], 1900-1901 (1 volume);
Sheriff's Tax Deeds [part of Deed Record series], vol. W, 1897-1909 (1 volume);
Tax Deed Record, vol. 1, 1898-1908 (1 volume).