Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Linn County Records Inventory

Clerk and Recorder Official Filings


Series documents the filing of transactions, authorized by statute, with the clerk or recorder of the county for the purpose of making the transaction a matter of public record. Information includes dates filed, type and description of transactions, filing numbers, names of parties involved, amounts charged or assessed, and clerk or recorder's signatures. Series may also include alphabetical indexes that contain volume and page numbers where recorded and names of individual filing transactions. Transactions include records that were previously maintained separately, such as mortgages; deeds; military service records; federal, mechanic's, and road improvement liens; mining claims; satisfactions; judgment assignments; notarial commissions; medical and ministerial licenses; oaths; and affidavits of publication. This series is commonly referred to as the Book of Records.

The Daily Recorded Instruments (Official Filings) are indexed on clerk's office public access computers from 1986 to the present. See deed, mortgage, and other record series for indexes to daily recorded instruments filed from 1970 to 1986. Records dating from 2006 to the present are available on computer in the clerk's office. Preservation microfilm of the records is stored at the Oregon State Archives, Security Copy Depository, which provides no public access.

Records at the Linn County Courthouse, Clerk's Office, Public Area:
[Daily Recorded Instruments-title varies], no. MF1-MF1806, 1970-2005 (885 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Linn County Web Site:
Public Account Detail Search [Searchable database-includes tax and deed reference information as well as links to assessor maps], n.d.-present (Internet).


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