Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Lincoln County Records Inventory
Justice Court Dockets
Series documents criminal and civil cases brought before justice of the peace courts. Dockets include defendant, plaintiff, attorney, witness, and juror names; action dates and nature of cases; judgments; and statements of costs. Actions include complaints, summonses, appearances, testimonies, bonds, judgments, pleas, fines, jail terms, marriages, and writs of attachment. Civil and criminal cases include larceny, burglary, recovering money or personal property, trespassing, hunting out of season, and illegal voting. Justice court records have been inventoried through 1940. For information on more recent records, contact the local justice court.
Records at the Lincoln County Public Service Building, Trial Court Main Storage Cage:
Index to Cases Toledo Justice District [Docket], n.d. (1 volume);
Justice Docket [Alsea-with index], vol. 1-6, 1929-1943 (6 volumes);
Justice Docket [Devil's Lake Precinct-with index], 1917-1941 (7 volumes);
Justice Docket [Newport District-with index], 1910-1940 (3 volumes);
Justice Docket [Toledo District-with index], 1927-1941 (10 volumes).
Records at the Lincoln County Community Corrections Building, County Archives:
Justice of the Peace Record [Summit Precinct-with index], vol. 1, 1892-1906 (1 volume).
Records at the Oregon Coast History Center:
Justice of the Peace Docket-Oysterville], 1867-1884 (1 volume).