Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Tillamook County Records Inventory
Circuit Court Case Files
Series documents cases heard before the circuit courts and the U.S. district courts. U.S. district courts were administered by the federal government during the territorial period and subsequently replaced by the circuit courts upon statehood in 1859. Case files include exhibits, transcripts, indexes, and legal documents such as indictments, subpoenas, fee bills, articles of agreement, bonds, summons, executions, petitions, and injunctions. The case files document civil and criminal actions such as debt, theft, divorce, land claims, arson, murder, rape, assault and battery, and boundary conflicts. Circuit court records continue after 1983 under authority of the state and are maintained by the trial 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 Case Files [Civil-alphabetical arrangement], 1862-1904 (8.25 cu.ft.);
Circuit Court Case Files [Criminal-alphabetical arrangement], 1871-1904 (.75 cu.ft.);
Circuit Court Case Files, no. 580-3925, 1904-1927 (23.50 cu.ft.);
Divorce Case Files [Circuit Court], 1875-1926 (4 cu.ft.);
Indictments [Circuit Court], 1922-1962 (1.10 cu.ft.);
Miscellaneous Circuit Court Orders, 1951-1969 (.25 cu.ft.);
Search for 1875-1926 Tillamook County divorce case files in Oregon Historical Records Index.
Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Trial Court Staircase Area
[Circuit Court Case Files], no. 3927-9915, 1926-1953 (59 reels of microfilm).
Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Trial Court Large Basement
[Circuit Court Case Files], no. 9916-23290, 1953-1983 (245 cu.ft.).
Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Trial Court Office:
Circuit Court General Index [to case files and dockets], vol. 2-6, 1910-1983 (5 volumes);
Index to Plaintiffs and Defendants, ca.1868-ca.1910 (1 volume).