Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Deschutes County Records Inventory

Land Title Registers


Series records the ownership of land within the county. Records may include title registers, land indexes, land registration registers, torrens registry of titles, indexes to registered land, certificates of title, town lot indexes, ownership registers, and plat books. Information includes parties involved, land descriptions, dates, number and nature of titles, subdivisions, title holders, terms, discharge dates, and registrar's signatures. The torrens system of land registration was abolished in 1972 by Oregon law. Additional land ownership records may be found in Deeds and Indexes.

Records at the Deschutes County Records Center, Permanent Archives:
[Present Ownership Record], 1915-1936 (1 volume);
Present Ownership Record, vol. 1, 1917-ca.1936 (1 volume);
Tract Index City Lots [Subdivision], vol. 1-3, 1903-1958 (3 volumes);
Tract Index Lands [Metes and Bounds], vol. 1-4, 1900-1958 (4 volumes).

Records at the Des Chutes Historical Museum, Room 311:
Land Ownership [Maps-includes homesteads, Hudson Land Company, Metsker, subdivision, and irrigation], ca.1900-1985 (1.50 cu.ft.).


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