Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Josephine County Records Inventory

Foreclosure Records


Series documents the activities of the sheriff and other county officials relating to the foreclosure of property in order to satisfy creditors in cases involving delinquent taxes, mortgage payments, or court judgments. Records include correspondence, sheriff's deeds and foreclosure sale records, circuit court case transcripts of foreclosure hearings, writs of execution, certificates of sale of real property, judgment orders, receipts, tax redemption records, delinquent tax sales, and tax sale certificates. Foreclosure records have been inventoried through 1920.

Records at the Josephine County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
[Certificate of Sale for Taxes], 1902-1904 (1 volume);
County Tax Foreclosure Deeds, 1895-1920 (.15 cu.ft.);
Old Old Records [Miscellaneous Records-includes certificate of tax sale, teacher's report, road supervisor's report, justice court docket sheets, circuit court papers, and various other documents], ca.1859-ca.1913 (1 cu.ft.);
Return of Sale Tax Foreclosure, 1920 (.35 cu.ft.);
[Sheriff's Certificate of Redemption or Assignment from County Delinquency Sale], 1914-1926 (1 volume);
Tax Sale Certificates and Affidavits, 1893-1898 (.35 cu.ft.).

Records at the Josephine County Courthouse, Assessor's Office:
Record of Sales of Real Property, vol. 1, 1897-1905 (1 volume).

Records at the Josephine County Justice Building, Tax Collector's Office Old Jail Records Storage Cell:
Foreclosures [Tax-Records], 1915-1920 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Josephine County Historical Society Library:
Certificates Assigned or Redeemed [Delinquent Tax], 1914-1919 (.25 cu.ft.).

Records at the Josephine County Historical Society Booth Street Storage Unit:
Record of Certificate of Delinquency, 1915 (1 volume).


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