Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Coos 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 Coos County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Index to Criminal Cases [Circuit Court and Justice Court], 1854-1936 (1 volume);
[Justice Docket-District 8-with index], 1915-1933 (1 volume);
Justice Docket [District 10-with index], 1917-1932 (1 volume).

Records at the Coos History Museum:
[Justice Court Docket-Empire District-#A15-1.474], 1871-1877 (1 volume).

Records at the Oregon Historical Society:
Mss. 1257 [Whales Bay Precinct Justice Court Docket-in 1856 entries change from Coos to Curry County], 1854-1865 (1 volume).


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