Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Lake County Records Inventory
Deeds and Indexes
Series documents the ownership of land. Series includes deeds, land sales contracts, quitclaim deeds, homestead exemption claims, corporate certificates, agreements, correction deeds, special assessments of unzoned farmland, easements, and indirect and direct deed indexes. Information includes grantor and grantee name; recording and filing dates; property descriptions; title warranties; consideration amounts; witness and recorder names; and volume and page numbers of where recorded.
Since 1987 deeds have also been recorded in the clerk's Microfilm [Recorded Documents] (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings). Deeds have been indexed on computer since 1979. Deeds dating from 1947 to circa 2004 are available on compact disc for purchase at the clerk's office.
Records at the Lake County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Deed Record [title varies], vol. 1-262, 1873-present (273 volumes);
Index to Deeds [Buyer & Seller], 2001-2002 (1 volume of computer printouts);
Index to Deeds, Grantee, vol. 1, 3-18, 1873-1985 (16 volumes);
Index to Deeds, Grantor, vol. 1, 3-18, 1873-1985 (16 volumes);
[Index to Deeds-Indirect], 1875-1911 (1 volume).
Records at the Lake County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Microfilm [Deeds], vol. 1-174, 1875-1977 (49 reels of microfilm).
Records at the Lake County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement North Storage Room:
Bond for Deeds, vol. 1, 1875-1923 (1 volume);
Deeds [copies], vol. 1-9, 11-25, 1875-1895, 1895-1911 (24 volumes);
Deeds Transcript From Jackson County, 1871-1877 (1 volume);
[Index to Deeds-Indirect], 1875-1911 (1 volume);
Tract Index to Deed Records, 1879-1906 (1 volume);
Transcript of Deeds, 1871-1877 (1 volume).
Records at the Lake County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement South Storage Room:
Deeds, ca.1877-1945 (.35 cu.ft.);
Deeds Recorded, ca.1880-ca.1930 (1 cu.ft.);
Lake County Deeds, ca.1929-ca.1942 (.65 cu.ft.).
Records at the Lake County Courthouse, Assessor's Basement Storage Room:
Lands Sold by Lake County, Oregon Deeds Issued and Delivered [Transaction Record], 1935-1946 (1 volume).