Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Coos 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 Coos County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Certificates of Sale to Coos County [Tax Sales], 1899-1909 (.35 cu.ft.);
Certificates of Tax Delinquency [title varies], 1908-1914 (20 volumes);
[Examiners Register-also includes certificates of tax redemptions, registrations of dentists and optometrists, licenses to sell opium and morphine, and a small number of civil war discharge records-with index], 1875-1906 (1 volume).

Records at the Coos County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Tax Deeds [vol. 37 of Deed Record-with index], 1902-1910 (1 volume).

Records at the Coos County Courthouse, Clerk's Downstairs Archives:
Certificates of Delinquency, 1917-1932 (1 volume);
[Sheriff's Return of Land Sold for Tax], 1887-1907 (.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Coos County Courthouse, Old Jail Storage, Assessment and Tax Cell:
Delinquent Tax Sale Record, vol. 3, 1907-1918 (1 volume);
Index Delinquent Sales Land, 1916 (1 volume);
Record of Delinquent Tax Sales [with index], vol. 1, 1893-1900 (1 volume);
Register of Certificates of Delinquency Other Than County, 1910-1915 (5 volumes);
Register of Delinquent Receipts, vol. 1, 1908 (1 volume).


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