Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Coos County Records Inventory

Land Title Registers


Series records the ownership of land within the county. Records may include title registers, land indexes, land registration registers, torrens registry of titles, indexes to registered land, certificates of title, town lot indexes, ownership registers, and plat books. Information includes parties involved, land descriptions, dates, number and nature of titles, subdivisions, title holders, terms, discharge dates, and registrar's signatures. The torrens system of land registration was abolished in 1972 by Oregon law. Additional land ownership records may be found in Deeds and Indexes.

From 1965 to circa 1972 torrens title registrations were included in the clerk's Book of Records (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Coos County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Document Files of Registered Lands [Torrens], no. 122-1030, ca.1909-ca.1972 (1 cu.ft.);
Land Registration Docket, vol. 1, 1909-1928 (1 volume);
Land Registration Index of Registered Owners, vol. 1, 1909-1965 (1 volume);
Present Owner Book, 1854-1904 (1 volume);
Record of Instruments Papers Received & Filed Registered Land, vol. 1, 1909-1972 (1 volume);
Register of Titles [title varies], vol. 1-3, 1909-1965 (3 volumes).

Records at the Coos County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
[Book of Maps-includes land ownership and Donation Land Claim information], ca.1901 (1 volume);
Tract Index Lands, n.d. (1 volume);
Tract Index Lots, n.d. (1 volume).

Records at the Coos County Courthouse, Clerk's Downstairs Archives:
Certificate of Title Torrens, 1934-1935 (.30 cu.ft.);
Land Registration of Title, 1909-1928 (.40 cu.ft.).

Records at the Coos History Museum:
Coos County Lot Book [#975-48], 1916-1919 (2 volumes);
[Lot Books Coos County-#975-48], 1928-1943 (9 volumes).

State Archives • 800 Summer St. NE • Salem, OR 97310

Phone: 503-373-0701 • Fax: 503-378-4118 • reference.archives@state.or.us