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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Tillamook County Records Inventory

County Commissioners Administrative Journals

1865-[ongoing]

Series documents all administrative actions of the board of county commissioners and the county court. In most counties, the board of county commissioners has assumed the administrative duties and responsibilities of the county court. Administrative actions include levying taxes; budgeting; approving appropriations; appointing county officials; approving officials bonds and annual reports; receiving petitions and remonstrances concerning county roads; defining and establishing county roads; calling bond elections for the construction of county buildings; compiling jury lists and conducting hearings; approving salaries and expenses of county officials; confirming elections; and issuing licenses for such things as liquor, ferries, warehouses, and groceries. The series may be referred to as the County Court Administrative Journal, Commissioner's Minutes, County Court Docket, or Board of Commissioners Meeting Records.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
County Court Journal [includes administrative actions as well as some naturalization and probate actions], 1867-1884 (1 volume);
County Court Orders [Administrative Records-includes orders, resolutions, and some proceedings], 1920-1986 (5 cu.ft.);
County Court Record [includes a few naturalizations], vol. 3, 1889-1893 (1 volume);
Law Journal [County Court-includes civil, naturalization, and insane commitment judicial cases and a small number of administrative actions-with index], vol. B, 1865-1895 (1 volume);
Records CCJ [County Court Journal], vol. A, 1884-1889 (1 volume).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
Commissioners Meeting Minutes [includes related records-title varies], 1979-2011 (21 cu.ft.);
County Court Proceedings, Leases, Contracts, Etc., 1947-1979 (1 cu.ft.);
Petitions to County Court [includes road vacations and orders], 1926-1952 (2 cu.ft.).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Clerk's Record Room:
County Court Journal [Index], 1994-2002 (1 volume of computer printouts);
County Court [Journal], vol. 100-108, 1982-2004 (12 inches of microfilm jackets);
County Court Journal [with index], vol. D-Z, 1-5, 1893-1967 (28 volumes);
Index to County Court Journal Microfilm, 1967-1994 (1 volume);
Petitions to County Court [Road Register-includes road vacations-with index], 1925-present (1 volume).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Clerk's Office Safe:
Petitions to County Court [includes road vacations-with index], vol. 1, 1926-1931 (1 volume).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Commissioners Minutes, 2011-present (1.50 cu.ft.);
Commissioners Proceedings [includes register information], 1947-2004 (.75 cu.ft.);
Petitions to County Court [includes road vacations], ca.1910-present (4.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Commissioners Storage Room 223:
BOCC Minutes [Board of County Commissioners-in paper binders], 1980-2006 (7 cu.ft.).

Records at the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum:
County Court Commissioners Docket [Cabinet 3B], 1892-1914 (1 volume);
County Court Records [Journals-Cabinet 6D-photocopies], 1854-1889 (4 volumes);
Record of Mentally Diseased [actually County Court Journals-Cabinet 4A-photocopies], ca. 1923-ca.1978 (1 volume).

Records at the Tillamook County Web Site:
Board of Commissioners Meetings [Minutes], 2005-present (Internet);
Commissioners Proceedings Log, 1947-2005 (Internet);
Tillamook County Document Search [includes county commission/court minutes], ca.1947-present (Internet).

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