Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Linn County Records Inventory

Land Title Registers


Series records the ownership of land within the county. Records may include title registers, land indexes, land registration registers, torrens registry of titles, indexes to registered land, certificates of title, town lot indexes, ownership registers, and plat books. Information includes parties involved, land descriptions, dates, number and nature of titles, subdivisions, title holders, terms, discharge dates, and registrar's signatures. The torrens system of land registration was abolished in 1972 by Oregon law. Additional land ownership records may be found in the Deeds and Indexes.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Present Owner Book of Real Property, 1891 (1 volume).

Records at the Linn County Courthouse, Clerk's Office, Hallway:
Land Registration Docket [includes application nos. 2-226], vol. 1, 1904-1917 (1 volume).

Records at the Linn County Courthouse, Surveyor's Office:
[Land Ownership Plat Book-large scale], n.d. (1 volume).

Records at the Linn County Courthouse, Assessment and Taxation Office, Deed Room:
Maps of Present Owners for Linn County Or. [includes land ownership], 1891 (1 volume);
Plat Book of Linn County [includes land ownership-East and West-large format], ca.1937-n.d. (2 volumes).

Records at the Linn County Courthouse, Old Jail, Assessment and Taxation Storage Cell 1:
Present Ownership Record [title varies], ca.1917-ca.1944 (15 volumes).

Records at the Linn County Historical Museum:
[Registration of Title Records-trifolded], 1911-ca.1959 (.15 cu.ft.).


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