Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Polk County Records Inventory

Circuit Court Dockets


Series records brief entries about the proceedings of court cases. Information includes date; plaintiff and defendant names; cause of action such as larceny, assault, divorce, or receivership; attorney names; and final disposition of the case. Circuit court records continue after 1983 under authority of the state and are maintained by the state court administrator. Circuit court records have been inventoried through 1983. For information on more recent court records, contact the trial court administrator. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Circuit Court Bar Docket, 1879-1887 (1 volume);
Circuit Court Register of Actions [with index], vol. 1-24, 1904-1984 (24 volumes);
Register of Actions [Circuit Court-with index], vol. 1, 1893-1894 (1 volume).

Records at the Polk County Courthouse, Circuit Court Records Office:
Registers of Action [Circuit Court-with index], vol. 1-6, 1904-1937 (4 reels of microfilm);
[Register of Actions-Circuit Court-with index], vol. 7-24, 1937-1985 (8 reels of microfilm); vol. 7-24, 1937-1985 (4 inches of microfilm jackets).

Records at the Polk County Public Works Department Complex, Building 12, Circuit Court Records Storage Cage:
Circuit Court Register [with index], vol. 1-10, 1904-1960 (4 reels of microfilm).


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