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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Josephine County Records Inventory

Attachment Records

1858-1983

Series documents liens placed on real property by the county to satisfy debts. Attachments are ordered by the circuit court and authorize the sheriff to seize or transfer property to satisfy debts such as loans, mortgages, or tax liens. The sheriff will hold the property in trust until the debt is paid or the property is sold. Information includes defendant name, statement of attachment, property description, statement of return when attachment is satisfied, return of execution, dates attachment is issued and returned, court order, and sheriff's signature. Attachment records have been inventoried through 1920.

Records at the Josephine County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Attachment Record of Real Estate, vol. 1, 1886-1892 (1 volume);
Certificate of Attachment Filed Under Defendant [Alphabetical], ca.1909-ca.1979 (.20 cu.ft.);
Court Proceedings [includes circuit and county court proceedings and attachment records], 1858-1912 (5 cu.ft.).

Records at the Josephine County Justice Building, Trial Court 3rd Floor Records Storage Room:
Attachment Register, 1896-1912 (1 volume);
Certificate of Attachment Record [with index], vol. 1-2, 1893-1932 (1 volume);
Index to Certificate of Attachment, 1893-1983 (1 volume);
Undertakings [Undertaking for Attachment and Undertaking on Appeal Records], 1898-1920 (.15 cu.ft.).

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