Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Curry County Records Inventory
Assessment and Tax Rolls
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."
Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Territorial Assessment Rolls [Curry County-Drawer 37], 1857-1859 (1 reel of microfilm).
Records at the Curry County Courthouse, Assessor/Tax Collector Storage Room:
Index to Assessment Rolls, 1927-1958 (32 volumes);
Tax Roll Cards, 1975-1987 (47 cu.ft.).
Records at the Curry County Courthouse, Clerk's Office Break Room:
Old Miss. Deeds Etc. [Sheriff's Return of Delinquent Taxes], 1893 (.10 cu.ft.).
Records at the Curry County Courthouse Annex, Information Technology Office, Safe:
[Tax Roll-includes assessment information], 1987-2006 (17 inches of microfiche).
Records at the Curry County Courthouse Annex, Archives:
Assessment and Tax Roll, 1908, 1910-1960 (179 volumes);
Assessment and Tax Roll O.C. Revested Grant Lands [Oregon and California Railroad], 1926-1937 (12 volumes);
Assessment Roll, 1873-1878, 1880-1907, 1912 (53 volumes);
Assessment Roll [and Tax], 1880-1881 (2 volumes);
Assessment Roll [serves as Delinquent Tax Roll], 1897, 1899 (2 volumes);
Delinquent Tax List, 1917-1918 (2 volumes);
Delinquent Tax Roll, 1896, 1900 (2 volumes);
Index to Assessment Roll, 1918-1926 (9 volumes);
[Tax Roll Index], 1915, 1958 (2 volumes);
Tax Roll [title varies], 1960-1975 (39 cu.ft.).
Records at the Curry Historical Museum, Second Floor Records Storage Room:
Assessment Roll [many pages cut out-includes no names], 1875 (1 volume);
Assessment Roll, vol. 2, 1905 (1 volume); vol. 3, 1907 (1 volume).
Records at the Curry County Web Site:
Tax Roll Summary [PDF], 2001-present (Internet).