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 Record (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Deschutes County Archives:
Deed Record [includes deed records from Crook County before 1916], vol. 1-165, 1871-1969 (165 volumes).

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