Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Grant County Records Inventory

Justice Court Case Files


Series documents criminal and civil cases brought before the courts of the justices of the peace. Records include grand jury indictments, complaints, judgments by confession, transcripts of judgment entries and dockets, statements of witnesses, arrest warrants, subpoenas, bills for court costs and fees, petitions for appointment of justices of the peace and constables, petitions establishing justice districts, and marriage records. Cases heard include disturbing the peace, illegal liquor sales, assault, larceny, trespassing, fraud, vagrancy, and burglary. Justice court records have been inventoried through 1940. For information on more recent records, contact the local justice court.

Records at the Grant County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
Justice Court [Case Files], 1906-1908 (.20 cu.ft.);
Old Transcripts [includes justice court transcripts], 1904 (.20 cu.ft.);
Reports of Co. Engineer [includes Justice Court Transcripts], ca.1890-ca.1899 (.25 cu.ft.);
Transcripts [Circuit and Justice Court-includes related documents], ca.1875-ca.1900 (.35 cu.ft.).

Records at the Grant County Historical Society Museum:
Letters Legal Papers [includes justice court documents], 1933-1934 (.05 cu.ft.).

State Archives • 800 Summer St. NE • Salem, OR 97310