Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Crook County Records Inventory

County Commissioners Administrative Journals


Series documents all administrative actions of the board of county commissioners and the county court. In most counties, the board of county commissioners has assumed the administrative duties and responsibilities of the county court. Administrative actions include levying taxes; budgeting; approving appropriations; appointing county officials; approving officials bonds and annual reports; receiving petitions and remonstrances concerning county roads; defining and establishing county roads; calling bond elections for the construction of county buildings; compiling jury lists and conducting hearings; approving salaries and expenses of county officials; confirming elections; and issuing licenses for such things as liquor, ferries, warehouses, and groceries. The series may be referred to as the County Court Administrative Journal, Commissioner's Minutes, County Court Docket, or Board of Commissioners Meeting Records.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
County Court Minutes, 1913-1914 (1 volume).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Commissioner's Docket, vol. 3, 1912-1914 (1 volume);
Commissioner's Journal [divided volume-with index], 1882-1892 (2 volumes);
Commissioners Journals, vol. 8-9, 1952-ca.1983 (3 inches of aperture cards);
Commmissioners' Journal [with index], vol. 2-14, 1892-2006 (13 volumes);
County Court [Proceedings-trifolded-title varies], 1906-1994 (13.25 cu.ft.).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Middle Vault:
County Court Minutes [title varies], 1994-present (24 cu.ft.).

Records at the Crook County Road Department Yard, Records Storage Unit A1:
[Commissioner's Jnl.-Journal-with index], vol. 8-9, 1952-1983 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Commissioners' Journal-with index], vol. 3-8, 1899-1971 (3 reels of microfilm);
[County Court CJ-Commissioner's Journal-Minutes], 1994-2003 (4 inches of microfilm jackets).

Records at the Crook County Road Department Yard, Records Storage Unit 4:
Commissioner's Docket, vol. 1-3, 1891-1907 (3 volumes); 1907-1912 (1 volume); vol. 4-7, 1914-1971 (4 volumes).

Records at the Crook County Web Site:
County Court Minutes, 2006-present (Internet).

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