Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Jackson 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 1966 deeds, mortgages, mining claims, water rights, and military discharges have been recorded in the clerk's Official Records. Official Records generated since 1985 have been indexed on computers available in the clerk's recording division office. The Property Data Online (PDO) application includes deed records from 2002-present.

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, County Clerk's Recording Division Office Room 114:
Official Records Index Direct, vol. 1-26, 1966-1979 (26 volumes);
Official Records Index Indirect, vol. 1-26, 1966-1979 (26 volumes);
Official Records, no. 66.0001-01.42478, 1966-2001 (1445 reels of microfilm);
[Official Records Noted, Released, and Recorded Documents-Index], 1979-1994 (6 inches of microfiche).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, County Clerk's Recording Division Basement Vault:
Official Records [Clerk's-security copy], ca.1983-2014 (ca.12 cu.ft. of reels of microfilm);
Official Records [Clerk's-title varies], no. 99.00771-02.21707, 1999-2002 (ca.290 reels of microfilm).


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