Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Multnomah County Records Inventory

Foreclosure Records


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.

Beginning in 1855 foreclosure sale certificates were filed in the Miscellaneous Books. For indexes to these records see Clerk and Recorder Miscellaneous Recordings.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Delinquent Tax Sale Record, 1903-1910 (1 volume);
Sheriff's Deeds Record, 1897-1931 (1 volume).

Records at the Multnomah Building, Suite 175:
[Miscellaneous Books-includes some Certificates of Sale for Delinquent Assessments], vol. 53, 1920 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Miscellaneous Books-includes some Certificates of Sale for Delinquent Taxes], vol. 1-25, 1859-1909 (6 reels of microfilm);
[Miscellaneous Books-includes some Certificates of Sale to Satisfy Judgments], vol. 1-53, 1855-1920 (9 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Genealogical Forum of Oregon, Research Library:
Record of Delinquent Tax Sales, 1888-1895 (1 reel of microfilm).


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