Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Tillamook County Records Inventory

Justice Court Dockets


Series documents criminal and civil cases brought before the courts of the justices of the peace. Records include grand jury indictments, complaints, judgments by confession, transcripts of judgment entries and dockets, statements of witnesses, arrest warrants, subpoenas, bills for court costs and fees, petitions for appointment of justices of the peace and constables, petitions establishing justice districts, and marriage records. Cases heard include disturbing the peace, illegal liquor sales, assault, larceny, trespassing, fraud, vagrancy, and burglary. Justice court records have been inventoried through 1940. For information on more recent records, contact the local justice court.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Justice Court Journal [Garibaldi District], 1882-1893 (1 volume);
Justice Court Journal [Plogwatten District], vol. A, 1866-1880 (1 volume).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Justice Courtroom Closet:
[Justice's Docket], vol. 36-40, 1935-1938 (5 volumes); vol. 42-43, 1939-1941 (2 volumes).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Justice Court Large Hall Closet:
[Justice's Docket], vol. 41, 1939 (1 volume).

Records at the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum:
Index to Transcripts from Justice Courts Information [Cabinet 4A], vol. 1, 1921-1939 (1 volume);
Justice Docket [Fourth District-Cabinet 3C-with index], 1910-1933 (1 volume);
Justice Docket [Second District-Cabinet 3A-B], vol. 1-35, 1909-1935 (35 volumes);
Justice Docket Small Claims [Fourth District-Cabinet 3C-with index], 1920-1926 (1 volume);
Justice Docket Small Claims [Third District-Cabinet 3C], 1922 (1 volume);
Justice Docket Third District [includes some loose case records-Cabinet 3C], 1915-1920 (1 volume);
Justice's Docket [Third District-Cabinet 3B], 1921-1922 (1 volume);
Justice's New Docket-Hoquarten Precinct, 1893-1895 (1 volume);
Record [Justice Court Docket-Second District], 1904-1909 (1 volume).


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