Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Polk County Records Inventory

Tax Lot Cards


Tax lot cards, which contain official descriptions of real property, are used to track land ownership and lot size and also may serve as a deed reference. Records include tax lot number; the location of the land in reference to township, range, and section; and a description and record of changes to the property, acreage, and land owner.

Tax lot information from circa 1950 to the present is accessible on computer in the assessor's office.

Records at the Polk County Courthouse, Assessor's Office:
[Polk County Official Records of Descriptions of Real Property Cards], ca.1950-1980 (14 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Polk County Public Works Department Complex, Building 12, South Loft:
Tax Lot Cards [Official Record of Descriptions of Real Properties], ca.1950-1994 (54 cu.ft.).

Records at the Polk County Historical Society Museum, Archives:
[Deed/Tax Lot Reference Records-by township and range], vol. 1-3, n.d. (3 volumes).

Records at the Polk County Web Site:
Polk County Web Map [Interactive Maps with Overlays-includes basemap, tax lot, fire district, flood, school district, soils, and zoning information], n.d.-present (Internet).


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