Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Hood River County Records Inventory

Clerk and Recorder Official Filings


Series documents the filing of transactions, authorized by statute, with the clerk or recorder of the county for the purpose of making the transaction a matter of public record. Information includes dates filed, type and description of transactions, filing numbers, names of parties involved, amounts charged or assessed, and clerk or recorder's signatures. Series may also include alphabetical indexes that contain volume and page numbers where recorded and names of individual filing transactions. Transactions include records that were previously maintained separately, such as mortgages; deeds; military service records; federal, mechanic's, and road improvement liens; mining claims; satisfactions; judgment assignments; notarial commissions; medical and ministerial licenses; oaths; and affidavits of publication. This series is commonly referred to as the Book of Records.

Since 1985 the Recorded Documents have been indexed on computers accessible in the records and assessment department office. Since 1965 deeds, mortgages, and military discharges have been recorded in the Recorded Documents. Mining claims and water rights were added beginning in 1987. Recordings dating from 1965 to circa 1977 include some circuit court, district court, probate, juvenile, and mental commitment records.

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., Records and Assessment Dept. Office:
Index to Miscellaneous Microfilm Recordings [indexes Recordings], vol. 1, 1965-1987 (1 volume);
[Recordings-title varies], 1965-present (344 reels of microfilm).


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