Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Deschutes County Records Inventory

Circuit Court Journals


Series records chronological narratives of the proceedings of the court including actions taken such as decrees, judgments, arrangements, sentences, dismissals, and grand jury reports. Information includes plaintiff, defendant, and attorney names; term of court; character and date of case; case number; and date of issue. The term "judgment" refers to judicial decisions regarding the verdict, decision, or judgment rendered by the court and is distinct from those judgments relating to the recovery of court costs and awards (see Judgment and Execution Dockets). Circuit court records continue after 1983 under authority of the state and are maintained by the trial court administrator. Circuit court records have been inventoried through 1983. For information on more recent court records, contact the trial court administrator. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Records at the Deschutes County Justice Building Basement, Court Archives:
Circuit Court Journal [Index-to vol. 48 to 156 of the circuit court journal on microfilm-volume 49 is titled "Deed Record 166" on spine], vol. 48-49, 1966-1983 (2 volumes);
Circuit Court Journal, vol. 1-14, 1917-1945 (14 volumes);
Circuit Court Journal [with index], vol. 15-47, 1945-1966 (33 volumes).

Records at the Deschutes Services Center, Clerk's Office Storage Room 210:
Circuit Court [Journal], vol. 48-152, 1966-1983 (36 reels of microfilm);
Commissioners Journals [Circuit Court Journal-filmed on same reel], vol. 55-126, 1970-1981 (54 reels of microfilm).


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