Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Malheur 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 series.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Applications to Register Title [includes decrees], no. 1-56, 1903-1920 (.60 cu.ft.).

Records at the Malheur County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
[Land Contracts-with index], vol. 1-3, 1931-1987 (3 volumes);
Register of Titles, vol. 1, 1904-1971 (1 volume); 1905-1972 (1 volume);
Torrens System, Nyssa Area Records, ca.1910-ca.1969 (2.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Malheur County Courthouse, Assessor's Basement Storage Area:
Present Owner's Acreage, 1919-1926 (1 volume);
Present Owner's Lots, ca.1914-1951 (1 volume).


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