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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Coos County Records Inventory

Assessment and Tax Rolls

1854-[ongoing]

Series documents the assessment of real and personal property, the determination of tax liability, and the collection of county taxes. Assessment, tax, and delinquent tax records are variously labeled as rolls, lists, or summaries. Records show property owner; description and value of urban and agricultural land, personal property, and livestock; assessments, equalizations, and taxes due; and notations on payment and delinquency in payment of taxes. Beginning with 1900, counties have only been required to retain permanently those assessment and tax rolls for years ending in "0" and "5."

Current searchable assessment and tax information and maps are available on the assessor's office Web page.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Territorial Assessment Rolls, 1855-1859 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Coos County Courthouse, Old Jail Storage, Assessment and Tax Cell:
Assessment and Tax Roll [title varies], 1908, 1910-1943 (268 volumes);
Assessment Roll [title varies], 1869-1870, 1882-1883, 1889-1907, 1909, 1919-1920 (88 volumes);
[Coos County Tax Roll Index], 1938 (1 volume); 1943 (1 volume);
Delinquent Tax List, 1892 (1 volume);
Delinquent Tax Roll, 1897, 1899-1900 (5 volumes);
Index [Coos County Tax Roll Index], 1939 (1 volume);
Index to Tax Roll, 1928-1931 (1 volume);
Taxes Collected by Sheriff [Tax Roll], 1895 (1 volume);
Tax Roll, 1906-1907 (3 volumes).

Records at the Coos County Courthouse, Assessor's Office:
[Assessment Roll Microfiche], 1974-1995 (ca.2 feet of microfiche);
Film Inventory [Microfilm], 1958-ca.1998 (1 binder);
Old Roll Cards [Continuing Assessment Roll Cards], 1943-ca.1974 (31 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Coos County Courthouse, Tax Collector's Office, Vault:
Microfiche Originals [includes tax roll and related records], 1994-present (7 feet of microfiche);
Rolls [Tax], 1943-1975 (119 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Coos County Courthouse, Tax Collector's Office:
Tax Roll, 1975-1995 (12 inches of microfiche).

Records at the Coos County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Index to Assessments, 1893 (1 volume).

Records at the Coos County Courthouse Annex (Owen Building), Assessor's Storage Cage:
[Assessment Cards-with building footprint drawings], ca.1920-ca.1950 (ca.10 cu.ft.);
[Assessment Roll-includes related records], 1998-2005 (24 inches of microfiche).

Records at the Coos Historical & Maritime Museum:
[Assessment Roll], 1861 (1 volume);
[Summary of Assessment and Tax Roll], 1950-1951 (.05 cu.ft.);
Tax Roll Town Lots, 1907 (1 volume).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Assessor's Book Abstract [Coos County], 1854 (US GenWeb Project).

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