Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Deschutes County Records Inventory

Deeds and Indexes


Series documents the ownership of land. Series includes deeds, land sales contracts, quit claim deeds, homestead exemption claims, corporate certificates, agreements, correction deeds, special assessments of unzoned farmland, easements, and indirect and direct deed indexes. Information includes grantor and grantee name; recording and filing dates; property descriptions; title warranties; consideration amounts; witness and recorder names; and volume and page numbers of where recorded.

Since 1983 deeds have been recorded in the clerk's Official Records (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Deschutes County Records Center, Permanent Archives:
Deed Record [includes deed records from Crook County before 1916], vol. 1-165, 1871-1969 (165 volumes);
Deeds Direct [Index], 1871-1928 (1 volume);
Deeds Indirect [Index], 1871-1928 (1 volume);
Index to Deeds Direct, vol. 1-13, 1927-1984 (13 volumes);
Index to Deeds Indirect, vol. 1-13, 1927-1984 (13 volumes).

Records at the Deschutes Services Center, Clerk's Office Public Research Area:
Deed Records, vol. 1-366, 1871-1982 (192 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Deschutes Services Center, Clerk's Office Storage Room 210:
Deschutes County Clerk [Microfilmed Records-includes subdivision and partition plats, deed indexes, and mortgage indexes-35mm microfilm], ca.1871-ca.1983 (55 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Deschutes County Web Site:
Deed Index Books [Direct and Indirect], 1871-1984 (Internet);
Metes & Bounds Grantor/Grantee Indexes [Tract Index to Deeds-Clerk's Historical Indexes], ca.1889-ca.1959 (Internet).


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