Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Malheur 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 Malheur County Courthouse, Justice Court Basement Storage Area:
Justice Docket [McDermitt District-with index], 1937-1957 (1 volume).

Records at the Malheur County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
City Docket [City of Juntura Recorder's Court-acts as ex officio justice court docket], vol. 1, 1913-1916 (1 volume).

Records at the Stone House Museum:
Justice Docket [Ontario District-with index], 1895-1898 (1 volume);
[Justice Docket-Ontario District-with index], 1905-1911 (1 volume).


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