Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Multnomah County Records Inventory
Judgment and Execution Records
Series records official decisions by the court and subsequent instructions to the sheriff to recover costs and awards related to debt, divorce, and other civil cases. The record serves as the official notice of the existence of a lien. Information includes title and case number; names of plaintiff, creditor, defendant, debtor, and attorney; amount of judgment; description of property levied on; writ of execution; disposition of case; decisions on appeals; dates docketed and satisfied; and volume and page numbers where recorded. Records may include judgment dockets, execution dockets, and fee books. Judgment and execution records have been inventoried through 1920.
Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Execution Docket, 1868-1873 (1 volume);
Execution Docket [County Court], vol. 1, 1859-1885 (1 volume).
Records at the Towne Storage Building, Multnomah County Circuit Court Records Area:
Execution Docket [title varies-with index], vol. 1-2, 4, 1859-1868, 1874-1877 (3 volumes);
Execution Docket [with index], vol. 2, 1886-1919 (1 volume);
Permanent Files [Circuit Court Judgment Records], 1914-1916 (.40 cu.ft.).
Records at the Oregon Historical Society:
Mss. 1275 Washington County Records Pertaining to Multnomah County [includes judgment liens], 1849-1861 (1 volume).