Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Polk 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:
Circuit Court Judgment Docket Index [Lien], 1853-1897 (1 volume);
Circuit Court Judgment Dockets [Lien], 1853-1897 (2 volumes);
Circuit Court Judgment Satisfaction Records, 1855-1903 (1 cu.ft.);
Circuit Court Lien Docket [Judgment-with index], vol. 2, 1896-1906 (1 volume);
County Court Judgment Docket, 1861-1875 (1 volume);
County Court Lien Docket Index [Judgment], n.d. (1 volume).
Records at the Polk County Courthouse, Circuit Court Records Office:
[Circuit Court Lien Docket-Judgment], vol. 1-4, 1895-1940 (1 reel of microfilm).
Records at the Polk County Historical Society Museum, Archives:
Execution Docket [with index], vol. 1, 1889-1890 (1 volume);
Writs of Execution, ca.1853-ca.1890 (1 cu.ft.).