Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Deschutes County Records Inventory

Clerk and Recorder Official Filings


Series documents the filing of transactions, authorized by statute, with the clerk or recorder of the county for the purpose of making the transaction a matter of public record. Information includes dates filed, type and description of transactions, filing numbers, names of parties involved, amounts charged or assessed, and clerk or recorder's signatures. Series may also include alphabetical indexes that contain volume and page numbers where recorded and names of individual filing transactions. Transactions include records that were previously maintained separately, such as mortgages; deeds; military service records; federal, mechanic's, and road improvement liens; mining claims; satisfactions; judgment assignments; notarial commissions; medical and ministerial licenses; oaths; and affidavits of publication. This series is commonly referred to as the Book of Records.

Since 1983 deeds, mortgages, mining claims and military discharges have been included in the clerk's Official Record. The Web-based Deschutes County Clerk's Office Recording System Web Query includes searchable access to recorded document information beginning in 1985.

Records at the Deschutes Services Center, Clerk's Office Research Room:
Official Records [Clerk's Recorded Documents], vol. 1-529, 1983-1998 (529 reels of microfilm); vol. 1999-2000, 1999-2000 (140 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Deschutes Services Center, Clerk's Office Storage Room:
Official Records [Clerk's Recorded Documents], vol. 2001-2007, 2001-present (687 reels of microfilm).

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