Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Lake County Records Inventory

Mortgage Records


Series documents the written interest in land providing security for the performance of a duty or payment of a debt. Records include mortgages; trustee's deeds of reconveyance; indexes, both by mortgagor and mortgagee name; and satisfactions. Information includes mortgagor and mortgagee names, property descriptions, mortgage terms, witness names, certifications, recording and satisfaction dates, volume and page numbers where recorded, and recorder's signature. Series also includes executor/executrix information when mortgages were transferred through wills and mortgages of land to individuals under the provisions of the Donation Land Act of 1850.

Since 1987 mortgages have also been recorded in the clerk's Microfilm [Recorded Documents] (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings). Mortgages have been indexed on computer since 1979.

Records at the Lake County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Index to Mortgages, 2001-2002 (1 volume of computer printouts);
Mortgage Record, vol. 57-162, 1966-present (106 volumes).

Records at the Lake County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Index to Mortgages-Mortgagee, vol. 7-10, 1919-1985 (4 volumes);
Index to Mortgages-Mortgagor, vol. 7-10, 1919-1985 (4 volumes);
Mortgage Record [title varies], vol. 10-56, 1908-1966 (47 volumes).

Records at the Lake County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement North Storage Room:
Index to Mortgages [includes volume 6 direct index and volume 6 indirect index], vol. 1, 4-6, 1875-1920 (5 volumes);
Mortgages, vol. 1-9, 1875-1908 (9 volumes);
MTGS [Mortgage Record copy], 1875-1910 (10 volumes);
Transcript of Mortgages, 1873-1878 (1 volume).

Records at the Lake County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement South Storage Room:
Release and Assignment of Mortgages, ca.1885-ca.1927 (.30 cu.ft.).


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