Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Lake County Records Inventory
Justice Court Case Files
Series documents criminal and civil cases brought before the courts of the justices of the peace. Records include grand jury indictments, complaints, judgments by confession, transcripts of judgment entries and dockets, statements of witnesses, arrest warrants, subpoenas, bills for court costs and fees, petitions for appointment of justices of the peace and constables, petitions establishing justice districts, and marriage records. Cases heard include disturbing the peace, illegal liquor sales, assault, larceny, trespassing, fraud, vagrancy, and burglary. Justice court records have been inventoried through 1940. For information on more recent records, contact the local justice court.
Records at the Lake County Courthouse, Circuit Court Basement West Storage Room:
Case Completed State [South Lakeview District Justice Court Case Files], 1928-1929 (.15 cu.ft.);
Criminal Cases [South Lakeview District Justice Court Case Files], 1929-1930 (.15 cu.ft.);
Invoices Circuit Court Undertakings [includes justice court documents], 1895-1927 (.40 cu.ft.);
Invoices [Justice Court Transcripts], 1924-1928 (.15 cu.ft.);
[Justice Court Case Files-South Lakeview District], 1931-1940 (1 cu.ft.).
Records at the Lake County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement South Storage Room:
Circuit Court Undertakings [includes justice court documents], 1928-1940 (.35 cu.ft.);
Transcripts Justice Court, ca.1909-ca.1923 (.60 cu.ft.).
Records at the Lake County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement North Storage Room:
Justice Ct. Papers Silver Lake [Miscellaneous Justice Court Documents], ca.1931-ca.1941 (.50 cu.ft.).