Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Malheur County Records Inventory
Series documents the activities of the sheriff and other county officials relating to the foreclosure of property in order to satisfy creditors in cases involving delinquent taxes, mortgage payments, or court judgments. Records include correspondence, sheriff's deeds and foreclosure sale records, circuit court case transcripts of foreclosure hearings, writs of execution, certificates of sale of real property, judgment orders, receipts, tax redemption records, delinquent tax sales, and tax sale certificates. Foreclosure records have been inventoried through 1920.
No county generated foreclosure records created before 1921 were located in the inventory. However, during the early 1900s the board of county commissioners ordered tax foreclosure lists to be published in the Ontario Argus newspaper. Refer to the indexes in the Commissioners Administrative Journals record series for more information.