Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Deschutes County Records Inventory
Justice Court Dockets
Series documents criminal and civil cases brought before justice of the peace courts. Dockets include defendant, plaintiff, attorney, witness, and juror names; action dates and nature of cases; judgments; and statements of costs. Actions include complaints, summonses, appearances, testimonies, bonds, judgments, pleas, fines, jail terms, marriages, and writs of attachment. Civil and criminal cases include larceny, burglary, recovering money or personal property, trespassing, hunting out of season, and illegal voting. Justice court records have been inventoried through 1940. For information on more recent records, contact the local justice court.
Records at the Deschutes County Justice Building Basement, Court
Justice Docket [Bend Precinct], 1917-1919 (1 volume);
Justice Docket Small Claims [Bend District-with index], 1926-1936 (1 volume).
Records at the Deschutes County Justice Building, Main Floor Lobby Exhibit Case:
Justice Docket [Bend Precinct-with index], vol. 1-2, 1921-1922 (2 volumes);
[Justice Docket-Criminal], 1924 (1 volume).
Records at the Des Chutes Historical Museum, Room 311:
[Miscellaneous Justice Court Docket and Case File Pages-Box 258], ca.1931-ca.1941 (.15 cu.ft.).