Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Morrow County Records Inventory

County Commissioners Administrative Journals


Series documents all administrative actions of the board of county commissioners and the county court. In most counties, the board of county commissioners has assumed the administrative duties and responsibilities of the county court. Administrative actions include levying taxes; budgeting; approving appropriations; appointing county officials; approving officials bonds and annual reports; receiving petitions and remonstrances concerning county roads; defining and establishing county roads; calling bond elections for the construction of county buildings; compiling jury lists and conducting hearings; approving salaries and expenses of county officials; confirming elections; and issuing licenses for such things as liquor, ferries, warehouses, and groceries. The series may be referred to as the County Court Administrative Journal, Commissioner's Minutes, County Court Docket, or Board of Commissioners Meeting Records.

Most of the records located in the clerk's vault are available as digital images in a searchable database at the clerk's office.

Records at the Morrow County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Commissioners Journal [volumes I-K with index], vol. A-K, 1885-1988 (11 volumes);
County Court Minutes, 1998-2009 (6 cu.ft.);
[Court Minutes-County Commissioners], 1989-2006 (2 inches of microfiche);
Morrow County Court Minutes, 2010-present (6 cu.ft.).

Records at the Morrow County Courthouse, Personnel Office:
Commissioners Court Docket [title varies], vol. 1-2, 1888-1906 (2 volumes); vol. 4, 1907-1927 (1 volume);
County Court Docket, 1885-1888 (1 volume);
Direct Index to Commissioners Record, vol. A, 1885-1889 (1 volume).


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