Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Deschutes County Records Inventory

Circuit Court Dockets


Series records brief entries about the proceedings of court cases. Information includes date; plaintiff and defendant names; cause of action such as larceny, assault, divorce, or receivership; attorney names; and final disposition of the case. Circuit court records continue after 1983 under authority of the state and are maintained by the state 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 Register [no. 1-6298], vol. 1-5, 1916-1944 (5 volumes);
Circuit Court Register [no. 6299 to 11234-title varies-with index], vol. 6-9, 1944-1961 (4 volumes);
Trial Docket, vol. 6-9, 1972-1984 (4 volumes);
Trial Record [Circuit Court], vol. 4, 1948-ca.1960 (1 volume).

Records at the Deschutes County Justice Building Basement, Court Archives Room 18:
[Circuit Court Register of Actions-in microfiche box] no. 11235-35935, 1961-1983 (2 inches of microfiche);
[Register of Actions-Circuit Court] no. 11235-37337, 1961-1984 (10 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Deschutes County Justice Building, Main Floor Lobby Exhibit Case:
Trial Record [Circuit Court], vol. 1-3, 1919-1948 (3 volumes).

Records at the Deschutes County Courthouse, Trial Court Administrator's Office Exhibit Case:
Trial Record Circuit Court, vol. 5, ca.1960-1972 (1 volume).


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