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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Tillamook County Records Inventory - Scrollable Version

The following information is based on an August 2012 inventory:


Addresses and links to offices and repositories listed in the inventory:
Main Tillamook County Web site: http://www.co.tillamook.or.us/

Assessment and Taxation Rooms and Vaults: Courthouse, 201 Laurel Ave, Tillamook, OR 97141;
Clerk's Offices and Storage Rooms: Courthouse, 201 Laurel Ave, Tillamook, OR 97141;
Commissioners Office: Courthouse, 201 Laurel Ave, Tillamook, OR 97141;
Commission on Children and Families Office: 801 Ivy Ave, Suite B, Tillamook, OR 97141;
Community Development Department Offices: 1510 B Third St, Tillamook, OR 97141;
County Fair Office and Storage Area: 4603 3rd St, Tillamook, OR 97141 [Map];
Education Service District Storage, Old Wilson School Building: 2515 Third St, Tillamook OR 97141;
Elections Storage Room: No public access. Contact the clerk's office;
Health Department Administration Office: 801 Ivy Ave, Suite B, Tillamook, OR 97141;
Justice Court Closets: Courthouse, 201 Laurel Ave, Tillamook, OR 97141;
Mental Health Program Contracted Staff Residence: No public access. Contact the commissioners office;
Old DCD Storage Area (Courthouse): No public access. Contact the appropriate office (e.g., community development, assessment, etc.);
Oregon State Archives: 800 Summer St NE, Salem, OR 97310;
Public Works Department Building: 503 Marolf Loop, Tillamook, Oregon 97141;
Surveyor's Office: Courthouse, 1510 B Third St, Tillamook, OR 97141;
Surveyor's Offsite Storage: No public access. Contact the surveyor's office;
Tillamook County Courthouse: 201 Laurel Ave, Tillamook, OR 97141;
Tillamook County Justice Facility, Sheriff's Office and Jail Storage Room: 5995 Long Prairie Rd, Tillamook, OR 97141;
Tillamook County Pioneer Museum: 2106 2nd St, Tillamook, OR 97141;
Trial Court Offices and Storage Areas: Courthouse, 201 Laurel Ave, Tillamook, OR 97141.



Note: Titles listed in this inventory are exactly as they appear on the outside of a volume, box, drawer, or other container. If the title is only in brackets [ ], the record has no external identifying information. Text inside the brackets includes either exact title information from the inside of the volume, box, etc. or a functional title.

 

Aerial Photographs

1939-[ongoing]

Series provides visual documentation of changes made to county lands through development and by natural and man-made disasters. The photographs are taken at intervals along a series of flight paths to attain coverage of all or part of a county. They generally include flight path or township, range, and section numbers; show natural and man-made features; and are produced in black and white or color prints to varying scales. An index by quadrant may also be included.

Records at the TLC Bank Building, County Surveyor's Office:
[Aerial Photographs-Color], 1987 (ca.20 photographs);
[Aerial Photographs-Small], 1948 (ca.75 photographs); 1953-1954 (ca.300 photographs); 1960 (ca.200 photographs); 1965 (ca.500 photographs); 1970 (ca.300 photographs); 1974 (ca.60 photographs); 1986 (ca.100 photographs); 1991 (ca.200 photographs); 1993 (ca.100 photographs);
[Ocean Shores Aerial Photographs-in hanging file cabinet], 1967, 1973, 1978, 1984 (ca.160 photographs).

Records at the County Surveyor's Off-site Storage Building:
[Aerial Photographs], 1979 (ca.250 photographs);
[Aerial Photographs-Large], 1970 (ca.75 photographs); 1974 (ca.100 photographs); 1986 (ca.200 photographs); 1991 (ca.200 photographs).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Basement, Old DCD Storage Area, Community Development Space:
[Aerial Photographs-Cabinet Drawer No. 4], 1973-1974 (ca.60 photographs);
Aerial Photos [Cabinet Drawer No. 10], 1975 (ca.15 photographs); 1986 (ca.100 photographs);
[Aerial Photographs-folded], 1991 (.75 cu.ft.).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Main Floor Lobby:
[Aerial Photographs-Tillamook Area], ca.1965 (3 photographs).

Records at the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum:
[Aerial Photographs-Cabinet 6D], n.d. (1 volume);
County Aerial Photos [Aerial Photographs-Crown Zellerbach], 1946-1970 (2.50 cu.ft.);
R. Powers [Aerial Photographs-Cabinet 6D], n.d. (1 volume).

Records at the Tillamook County Web Site:
Tillamook County Spatial Clearinghouse [includes downloadable aerial imagery and related map information], 1939-present (Internet).

 

Animal Bounty Records

1901-1923

Series documents the payment of county and state bounty money to individuals who presented the scalps and other prescribed body parts of targeted predatory animals. The program was intended to control the threat to livestock. Examples of targeted animals include coyote, cougar, mountain lion, panther, wildcat, bobcat, lynx, and wolf. Records include registers, affidavits, certificates, and statements. Information includes claimant and affiant names; kind of animal; number of scalps; date killed or presented; and number, amount, and date of warrant. The records are also referred to as scalp bounty records.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Bounty Record [Register of Scalp Bounty Warrants], vol. 2, 1909-1918 (1 volume);
Register of Scalp Bounty Warrants Issued, 1901-1903 (1 volume);
Register of Scalp Bounty Warrants, vol. 3, 1918-1923 (1 volume).

 

Assessment and Tax Rolls

1882-[ongoing]

Series documents the assessment of real and personal property, the determination of tax liability, and the collection of county taxes. Assessment, tax, and delinquent tax records are variously labeled as rolls, lists, or summaries. Records show property owner; description and value of urban and agricultural land, personal property, and livestock; assessments, equalizations, and taxes due; and notations on payment and delinquency in payment of taxes. Beginning with 1900, counties have only been required to retain permanently those assessment and tax rolls for years ending in "0" and "5."

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Assessment Rolls, 1890-1897 (5 volumes);
Sheriff Tax Rolls, 1882-1887 (2 volumes);
Tax Collection Register, 1903-1904 (1 volume).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Basement Tax Vault:
[Assessment and Tax Roll Index], 1950-1956 (7 volumes);
Assessment and Tax Roll [title varies], 1901-1956 (249 volumes);
[Continuing Tax Roll-Cards], 1956-1966 (18 cu.ft.);
Delinquent Tax Collection Register, 1897-1919 (2 volumes);
Microfiche & CDs [Assessment and Tax Rolls-security copy], 2000-present (.80 cu.ft. of microfiche);
Originals [Assessment Roll-includes tax statements and related records], 1980-2006 (1 cu.ft. of microfiche);
Record of Delinquent Tax, vol. 1, 1892-1900 (1 volume);
Reforestation Tax Roll, 1944-1956 (2 volumes);
Register of Delinquent Receipts, 1908-1910 (1 volume);
Tax Collection Register, 1916-1921, 1923 (7 volumes).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Basement Assessor's Vault:
[Continuing Assessment Roll-Cards], 1976-1980 (5 cu.ft.).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Assessment and Taxation Department Office:
[Assess & Tax Roll-Assessment], 1980-2008 (4 volumes of microfiche);
[Assessment and Tax Roll], 2008-present (3 inches of microfiche).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Basement, Old DCD Storage Area, Assessment and Taxation Space:
[Continuing Assessment and Tax Roll Cards], 1956-1981 (85 cu.ft.).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Assessor Filings [Summary of Assessment and Tax Roll], 2006-present (.20 cu.ft.).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
Summary of Assessment & Tax Roll, 1985-2006 (.75 cu.ft.).

Records at the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum:
Assessment & Tax Roll O & C Revested Grant Lands [Cabinet 4A], 1916-1943 (1 volume).

Records at the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum, Third Floor Storage:
Index to Tax Rolls [in green metal cabinet drawers], 1915-1925 (11 volumes); 1944-1949 (5 volumes).

Records at the Tillamook County Web Site:
Tax Roll Downloads [includes related information], 2001-present (Internet);
Tillamook County Assessment and Taxation Web Query, 2001-present (Internet);
Tillamook County Document Search [includes assessment and taxation information], n.d.-present (Internet).

 

Assumed Business Names Registers

1919-1964

Series documents the registration of business names with the county clerk or recorder. Information includes assumed business name; description of business; filing date; and business owner, notary public, witness, clerk or recorder, and deputy's name. Series may also include an index arranged alphabetically by business name. Businesses which were registered were typically automotive sales, motorcycle repair, merchandise shops, butchers, and feed stores. Since 1964, assumed business names have been filed with the Secretary of State. Assumed business names have been inventoried through 1964. For more recent records, contact the Secretary of State, Business Registry Section.

Earlier assumed business name records were recorded in the Miscellaneous Record (Clerk and Recorder Miscellaneous Filings).

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Assumed Business Name Record [with index], vol. 1-6, 1919-1964 (6 volumes).

 

Attachment Records

1884-1929

Series documents liens placed on real property by the county to satisfy debts. Attachments are ordered by the circuit court and authorize the sheriff to seize or transfer property to satisfy debts such as loans, mortgages, or tax liens. The sheriff will hold the property in trust until the debt is paid or the property is sold. Information includes defendant name, statement of attachment, property description, statement of return when attachment is satisfied, return of execution, dates attachment is issued and returned, court order, and sheriff's signature. Attachment records have been inventoried through 1920.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Record of Notices of Attachment [Sheriff-with index], 1884-1898 (1 volume);
Sheriff's Execution Docket [with index], 1904-1914 (1 volume).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Clerk's Record Room:
Record of Real Estate Attachments [with index], vol. 1, 1894-1929 (1 volume).

 

Birth Records

1903-1943

Series documents the recording of births by the county. Records include certificates, affidavits for correction, registers, delayed entry for births and corrected entries. Information includes registration number; child's name, sex, legitimacy, birth date, and birthplace; name, residence, color, age, birthplace, and occupation of father and mother; number of other children born to mother; signature of physician or midwife; filing date; and registrar's signature. Birth records were not required by the state of Oregon until 1903 when the state began to officially register births. Currently these records are filed with the State Registrar, Vital Statistics Section of the Health Division. Birth records have been inventoried through 1920. For information concerning more recent records, contact the State Registrar. Also see Delayed Birth Records series for related records. Access to birth records is restricted for 50 years following the date of death by Oregon Administrative Rule 333-011-0096.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Birth Certificates, 1903-1943 (4 cu.ft.);
Birth Registers [Record of Births], 1907-1916 (2 volumes).

 

Census Records

1850-1990

Series documents the population, property, and agricultural production of the county. Records may include census rolls and abstracts, farm schedules, abstract of assessment and census, enumeration of inhabitants and industrial products, and enumeration of inhabitants and military enrollment. Information includes number of males and females per age category; head of household; name, age, and gender of household members; occupation and relationship of household members to head of household; and description and value of real and personal property. Information may also include nationality, physical description, birthplace, health, and religion of household members and agricultural production statistics.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Census Rolls, 1854, 1857-1858 (.05 cu.ft.).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
[Tillamook County Census Maps-rolled], 1990 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum:
Census of 1885 [Enumeration of the Inhabitants and Industrial Products of the County of Tillamook], 1885 (1 volume);
[Census Roll Tillamook County-photostat], 1854 (.05 cu.ft.).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Federal Census Transcriptions [Clatsop County-includes Tillamook County area], 1850 (US GenWeb Project);
Federal Census Transcriptions [Tillamook County], 1860 (US GenWeb Project);
Federal Census Transcriptions [Tillamook County], 1870 (US GenWeb Project);
Federal Census Transcriptions
[Tillamook County], 1880 (US GenWeb Project).

 

Circuit Court Case Files

1862-1983

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 Storage Room:
[Circuit Court Case Files], no. 3927-9915, 1926-1953 (59 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Trial Court Large Basement Storage Room:
[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).

 

Circuit Court Dockets

1882-1984

Series records brief entries about the proceedings of court cases. Information includes date; plaintiff and defendant names; cause of action such as larceny, assault, divorce, or receivership; attorney names; and final disposition of the case. Circuit court records continue after 1983 under authority of the state and are maintained by the state 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 Bench Docket, 1892-1909 (1 volume);
Circuit Court Criminal Docket, 1882-1883 (1 volume);
Circuit Court Docket, 1895-1905 (1 volume); vol. 2-8, 1909-1935 (7 volumes);
[Circuit Court Docket], 1941-1948 (1 volume);
Trial Docket, 1919-1927 (1 volume); 1936-1941 (1 volume); vol. 3-8, 1955-1981 (6 volumes);
Trial Docket Sheets, 1912-1915, 1927-1936 (1 volume).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Trial Court Large Basement Storage Room:
Circuit Court Docket, vol. 10-18, 1940-1963 (9 volumes); vol. 20-32, 1965-1984 (13 volumes);
Circuit Court Register [with index], vol. 1, 1894-1902 (1 volume);
Criminal Bench Docket, 1954-1970 (1 volume);
Record of Trials [includes few entries], vol. 1, 1906 (1 volume);
[Register and Circuit Court Docket], 1983 (1 volume).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Trial Court Office:
Circuit Court Docket, vol. 19, 1963-1965 (1 volume);
Circuit Court General Index [to case files and dockets], vol. 2-6, 1910-1983 (5 volumes).

 

Circuit Court Journals

1873-1984

Series records chronological narratives of the proceedings of the court including actions taken such as decrees, judgments, arrangements, sentences, dismissals, and grand jury reports. Information includes plaintiff, defendant, and attorney names; term of court; character and date of case; case number; and date of issue. The term "judgment" refers to judicial decisions regarding the verdict, decision, or judgment rendered by the court and is distinct from those judgments relating to the recovery of court costs and awards (see Judgment and Execution Dockets). 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 Tillamook County Courthouse, Trial Court Staircase Area Storage Room:
Record [Circuit Court Journal-with index], vol. 1, 1873-1892 (1 volume).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Trial Court Basement Staircase Area Room:
[Circuit Court, Probate, Mental Commitment, Juvenile, and Adoption Journals], 1983-1984 (ca.38 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Clerk's Record Room:
Circuit Probate & Some County Court [Journals], vol. 71-84, 1977-1982 (4 inches of microfilm jackets);
Court Journals Circuit Probate County, vol. 55-71, 1967-1977 (40 inches of aperture cards).

Records at the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum:
Circuit Court Journal [Cabinet 4B-with index], 1893-1905 (2 volumes);
Circuit Court Journal Dept. 2 [Cabinet 4B-with index], vol. 3, 1901-1904 (1 volume).

 

Clerk and Recorder Miscellaneous Recordings

1860-1966

Series documents the recording of a variety of legal documents filed in the clerk's or recorder's office. These documents were not required to be filed with the clerk and often included filings such as birth and marriage certificates of individuals who were born or married outside of the county but wanted the document to be filed in their county of residence. Other documents include wills, obligation bonds, quit claims, deeds, conveyances, mortgage satisfactions, agreements, charters, partnership dissolutions, contracts, powers of attorney, liens, leases, marriage licenses, military discharges, ministerial certificates, medical personnel licenses, birth and death certificates, and affidavits of publication. Information includes dates filed, name of individual filing, type of action, and volume and page number where recorded. Series may also include alphabetical indexes of individuals filing a recording. Clerk and Recorder Miscellaneous Recordings have been inventoried through 1965.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Miscellaneous Record [includes naturalization-with index], vol. A, 1860-1874 (1 volume).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Clerk's Record Room:
Miscellaneous Record [with index], vol. 2, 1892-1914 (1 volume); vol. 4-10, 1928-1966 (7 volumes).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Clerk's Office Safe:
Miscellaneous Record [with index], vol. 3, 1914-1928 (1 volume).

 

Clerk and Recorder Official Filings

1968-[ongoing]

Series documents the filing of transactions, authorized by statute, with the clerk or recorder of the county for the purpose of making the transaction a matter of public record. Information includes dates filed, type and description of transactions, filing numbers, names of parties involved, amounts charged or assessed, and clerk or recorder's signatures. Series may also include alphabetical indexes that contain volume and page numbers where recorded and names of individual filing transactions. Transactions include records that were previously maintained separately, such as mortgages; deeds; military service records; federal, mechanic's, and road improvement liens; mining claims; satisfactions; judgment assignments; notarial commissions; medical and ministerial licenses; oaths; and affidavits of publication. This series is commonly referred to as the Book of Records.

The Recorded Instruments include deeds, mortgages, and mining claims. These records were indexed separately until 1994.

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Clerk's Record Room:
Direct Alpha Index [Recorded Instruments], 1994-2001 (8 volumes of computer printouts);
Index to Miscellaneous Microfilmed Records [includes mining claims, water rights, and a few delayed birth registrations], vol. 1-2, 1968-1994 (2 volumes);
Indirect Alpha Index [Recorded Instruments], 1994-2001 (8 volumes of computer printouts);
Recorded Instruments [no. 183200-220709], vol. 211-248, 1968-1976 (30 feet of aperture cards);
[Recorded Instruments [no. 220710-338741], vol. 248-366, 1977-1994 (40 inches of microfilm jackets);
[Recorded Instruments [no. 94.338742-03.418759], vol. 366-445, 1994-2003 (36 inches of microfilm jackets);
[Recorded Instruments, no. 2003.418760-2011.003576, 2003-present (47 inches of microfilm jackets).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Book of Records [Recorded Instruments], 2008-present (ca.50 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Assessment and Taxation Department Office:
Books [Recorded Instruments-no. 239246-338741, 94.338742-95.342501], vol. 266-370, 1979-1995 (42 inches of microfilm jackets).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Basement, Old DCD Storage Area, Assessment and Taxation Space:
Books [Recorded Instruments], no. 183200-220709, 1968-1976 (24 feet of aperture cards).

Records at the Tillamook County Web Site:
Recording Query [Clerk's Recorded Instruments-includes index information only], 1994-present (Internet);
Tillamook County Document Search [includes recorded instruments index information only], 1994-present (Internet).

 

Corner Survey Records

1861-[ongoing]

Series documents the establishment and/or restoration of survey corners or monuments by the county surveyor or registered land surveyors. Records include maps, field survey restoration notes, historical notes, and indexes. Information includes description of corners; existing markers; descriptions of new markers and any changes made to the locations; property owners; township, range, and section numbers; donation land claim information; date the new markers were set; and surveyor's signatures.

Records at the TLC Bank Building, County Surveyor's Office:
DLC [Donation Land Claim Corners Alphabetical Card Index], ca.1881-2006 (.05 cu.ft.);
Re-established Corners [title varies], vol. 1-7, 1903-present (7 volumes);
[Rewitness Corner Survey Cards], n.d.-2005 (2 cu.ft.);
Rewitness [Corner Survey Cards], no. 1-1048, ca.1861-ca.1988 (.75 cu.ft.);
Rewitness [Corner Survey Record-with index], vol. 10, 1887-1896 (1 volume).

Records at the Tillamook County Web Site:
Rewitness Book and Cards [select from column on left], vol. 1-10, ca.1861-ca.2002 (Internet).

 

Coroner and Inquest Records

1892-1965

Series records the results of the examination of a corpse by the county coroner at the request of the county sheriff. It also documents the proceedings and results of inquests ordered by the district attorney. Reports include date filed; name, age, sex, race, parentage, and birthplace of deceased; date, place, and time of death; names of undertaker and coroner; testimony; and costs. Early reports were narrative accounts detailing the cause of death. After 1900, a standardized form was used for reporting results. Inquest transcripts include coroner and juror names, signatures, and actions; witness names; testimony; and verdict. Coroner and inquest records have been inventoried through 1965.

Records at the Tillamook County Justice Facility, Sheriff's Office:
"Death" [Coroner Reports], 1962-1965 (.25 cu.ft.).

Records at the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum:
Ledger [Coroner's Inquest Record-Cabinet 4B-with index], 1892-1916 (1 volume).

 

County Budgets

1921-[ongoing]

Series documents the annual allotment of funds for county government operations as agreed to by the board of commissioners. Information includes total amount of funds budgeted for each office. Later budgets may include organizational charts and a narrative of each county office function.

Beginning in circa 1914, county budgets were included in the County Court Journals (County Commissioners Administrative Journals).

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Budgets [County], 1941-1946 (.25 cu.ft.).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Clerk's Record Room:
County Budgets, 1993-2005 (.50 inch microfilm jackets).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
Budget Journal [County], 1981-1982 (1 volume of computer printouts);
Budget [Journal-County], 1971-1977 ( 2 volumes of computer printouts);
[Budget Journal-County], 1979-1981 ( 1 volume of computer printouts);
Budgets Tillamook County [with gaps], 1947-1998 (1 cu.ft.);
Co. Clerk's Co. Budgets [Tillamook County Budgets], 1993-2007 (1.20 cu.ft.);
Tillamook County Budgets Not Scanned, 1952-1959, 1961-1965, 1969-1994, 1996-1997, 1998-2000 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum:
Record [Budget Committee Minutes-Cabinet 3B], 1921-1926 (1 volume).

 

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).

 

County Commissioners Orders, Ordinances, and Resolutions

1854-[ongoing]

Series documents orders, ordinances, and resolutions passed by the board of county commissioners and the county court regulating and establishing guidelines for specific activities within the county. Information includes activity covered by order, ordinance, or resolution; administrative action number; who introduced; findings of fact; conclusions; recommendations; date heard; and hearings officer name and signature. Activities include noise abatement, nuisances, zoning, animal control, solid waste management, land division regulations, elections, comprehensive plan, and road and bridge use limits.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
County Court Orders [Administrative Records-includes orders, resolutions, and some proceedings], 1920-1986 (5 cu.ft.).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
Ord. #32 Land Use [Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance], 1982 (1 cu.ft.);
Orders Accepting and Orders of Conveyance [Deeds and Easements], 1953-1969 (1 cu.ft.);
Ordinance #32 [Amendments to Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance], 1982-1996 (2 cu.ft.);
Ordinance #33 [Amendments to Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance], 1982-1996 (1 cu.ft.);
Ordinance 32 Exception Maps [Comprehensive Plan-includes zoning information], 1981 (.40 cu.ft.);
Ordinance No. 32 & 33 [Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance], 1984-1996 (1 cu.ft.);
Petitions to County Court [includes road vacations and orders], 1926-1952 (2 cu.ft.);
Planning & Zoning Comprehensive Plan Ordinance #32 and Amendments, 1982 (1 cu.ft.);
Planning & Zoning Orders, Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law & Decision, Zone Changes, Variances & Etc., 1976-2009 (1 cu.ft.);
Planning & Zoning Ordinances [includes comprehensive plan, zoning, and subdivision information], no. 1-31, 1964-2002 (1 cu.ft.); no. 34-36, 1981-2005 (.25 cu.ft.);
Planning Commission Orders, Findings, Decisions, Zone Changes, Ordinance Amendments], 1990-2001 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Elections Basement Storage Room:
Ordinance #33 [Comprehensive Plan Zoning Maps-rolled], ca.1982-1984 (ca.3.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Clerk's Record Room:
Road Record [includes petitions, commissioners' orders, road viewers' reports, survey notes, and drawings], vol. 2-3, 1888-1918 (2 volumes).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Commissioners Orders & Resolutions, ca.1970-present (2.50 cu.ft.);
Ordinances [County], no. 1-71, 1966-present (.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Commissioners Office Hallway:
Board Orders & Resolutions, 2004-2006 (3 binders);
BOC Orders Resolutions [Board of Commissioners], 1989-1990 (1 binder);
List of Orders, 1994-1995 (1 binder);
Order and Resolution Index, 1983-1993 (2 binders);
Orders, 1985-1990 (6 binders); 1996-1997 (2 binders);
Orders and Resolutions, 1991-1995 (5 binders); 1998-2003 (6 binders);
Ordinances, 1981-present (2.25 cu.ft.);
Ordinances, no. 1-67, 1966-present (2 binders).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Basement, Old DCD Storage Area, Community Development Space:
OA [Ordinance Amendments-includes comprehensive plan and zoning information], 1966-2006 (14 cu.ft.);
Zoning Ordinance, 1969-1981 (1 binder).

Records at the TLC Bank Building, County Community Development Department Office, 1st Floor:
County Ordinances, ca.1975-ca.1999 (1 binder);
Land Use Ordinance [includes land division information], ca.1982-2002 (1 binder).

Records at the TLC Bank Building, County Community Development Department Office, 2nd Floor:
BOCC Orders Planning & Zoning Ord 33 [includes comprehensive plan and zoning information], vol. VIII, 2007-2009 (1 binder);
Ordinance Amendments [includes comprehensive plan and zoning information], 2002 (1 binder).

Records at the Tillamook County Public Works Department Building, Office:
Research [Road Petition Case Files-includes surveyor's field notes, county court orders, etc.], no. 1-180, 1854-ca.1916 (5 cu.ft.).

Records at the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum:
Orders Miscellaneous [County Court-Cabinet 3B], 1939-1962 (1 volume).

Records at the Tillamook County Web Site:
Land Division Ordinance [PDF], n.d.-2002 (Internet);
Land Use Ordinance [includes zoning regulation information], 1981-present (Internet);
Public Works Ordinances [County Road Related], n.d.-present (Internet);
Tillamook County Ordinances, 1966-present (Internet).

 

County Comprehensive Plans

1966-[ongoing]

Series documents the development and revision of a plan for the use of lands within the county. Series includes plans for transportation, energy, housing, population and economics, public facilities and services, urbanization, natural resources, greenways, recreation, agricultural and forest lands, land capability, resource quality, floodplains, landmarks, historic property, rural community center designation, and natural areas. Each plan includes background information about the subject; supporting documentation such as maps, charts, and diagrams; and a narrative description of each aspect of the plan and how it is to be implemented. Series may also include an overall "comprehensive plan" which contains both historical and current looks at county land practices and defines goals and policies adhered to during the creation and implementation of the plan.

The original comprehensive plan and all updates are passed as ordinances (County Commissioners Orders, Ordinances, and Resolutions) and filed with the clerk.

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
Ord. #32 Land Use [Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance], 1982 (1 cu.ft.);
Ordinance #32 [Amendments to Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance], 1982-1986 (2 cu.ft.);
Ordinance #33 [Amendments to Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance], 1982-1986 (1 cu.ft.);
Ordinance 32 Exception Maps [Comprehensive Plan-includes zoning information], 1981 (.40 cu.ft.);
Ordinance No. 32 & 33 [Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance], 1984-1996 (1 cu.ft.);
Planning & Zoning Comprehensive Plan Ordinance #32 and Amendments, 1982 (1 cu.ft.);
Planning & Zoning Ordinances [includes comprehensive plan, zoning, and subdivision information], no. 1-31, 1964-2002 (1 cu.ft.); no. 34-36, 1981-2005 (.25 cu.ft.).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Elections Basement Storage Room:
Ordinance #33 [Comprehensive Plan Zoning Maps-rolled], ca.1982-1984 (ca.3.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Basement, Old DCD Storage Area, Community Development Space:
OA [Ordinance Amendments-includes comprehensive plan and zoning information], 1966-2006 (14 cu.ft.).

Records at the TLC Bank Building, County Community Development Department Office, 2nd Floor:
BOCC Orders Planning & Zoning Ord 33 [includes comprehensive plan and zoning information], vol. VIII, 2007-2009 (1 binder);
Ordinance Amendments [includes comprehensive plan and zoning information], 2002 (1 binder).

Records at the Tillamook County Web Site:
Comprehensive Plan [Tillamook County], 1982-present (Internet).

 

County Court Case Files

1860-1982

Series documents the actions of the county court in civil and some criminal cases. Records include complaints, judgments, decrees, summonses, warrants, affidavits, writs, and an index. County court cases include spousal support, employment compensation, satisfaction of judgments, and divorce. Information includes judge, plaintiff, defendant, and attorney names; case type; and filing dates of actions and decrees.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Case Files [County Court Judicial-title varies], no. 1-1311, 1860-1982 (16.50 cu.ft.).

 

County Court Judicial Journals

1865-1982

Series records the proceedings of the county court for civil and some criminal cases. Information includes judge, plaintiff, defendant, and attorney names; trial date; memorandum of subsequent proceedings; and fees charged. Cases include citizenship petitions, legal changes to name, commitments, and writs of habeas corpus. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
County Court Docket Law, 1895-1912 (1 volume);
County Court Journal [includes adoption and naturalization information], 1895-1922 (1 volume);
County Court Register [with index], vol. 1-2, 1894-1982 (2 volumes);
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);
Ledger [County Court Law Dockets-with index], vol. 1, 1894-1904 (1 volume).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Clerk's Record Room:
Circuit Probate & Some County Court [Journals], vol. 71-84, 1977-1982 (4 inches of microfilm jackets);
County Court Journal [includes adoptions, name changes, mothers' pensions, widows' pensions, and other actions-with index], vol. L, 1922-1965 (1 volume);
Court Journals Circuit Probate County, vol. 55-71, 1967-1977 (40 inches of aperture cards).

 

County Fair Records

1914-[ongoing]

Series documents the preparation and organization of the county fair by the county fair board (including any predecessor group) and other county officials. Records include fair board minutes, reports, and annual premium lists and publications. Minutes and reports include information pertaining to county fair employment, budgets, sponsorship, capital improvements to fairgrounds, and event scheduling throughout the year. Annual premium lists and/or publications may include county fair history, names of fair officers, general fair rules and regulations, event schedules, exhibit lists, and photographs.

Records at the Tillamook County Fairgrounds, Fair Office:
Fair Board Meeting [Minutes-includes related records], 2007-present (2 cu.ft.);
[Fair Board Minutes], 2002-2006 (1 cu.ft.);
Premium Books [County Fair], 1981-present (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Tillamook County Fairgrounds, Main Building, West "Ghost" Room:
Fair Board Meetings [Minutes-includes related records], 2000-2001 (.50 cu.ft.);
[Fair Board Minutes-includes fair premiums], 1914-1920 (1 volume);
[Fair Board Minutes-includes related information], 1925-1929 (1 volume); 1945-1999 (.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum, Basham Library:
[County Fair Records-includes premium books and related records], 1962-present (.40 cu.ft.).

 

County Officials Reports

1885-1904

Series reports the activities of county officials to the county court or board of county commissioners. Series may include reports by the treasurer, surveyor, clerk, roadmaster, assessor, sheriff, school superintendent, and county nurse or doctor. Reports summarize the activities of county officials and their staff as they perform their official duties.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Semi-Annual Report [Treasurer's with index], 1885-1904 (1 volume).

 

Death Records

1903-1945

Series documents the recording of deaths in the county. Records include registers and certificates. Information includes registration number; place and date of death; name, sex, color, birth date and place, age, and marital status of the deceased; names and birthplaces of parents; primary and contributory cause of death; physician, registrar, and informant signatures; filing date; and date and place of burial. Death records were not required by the state of Oregon until 1903 when the state began to officially register deaths. County death records have been inventoried through 1920. Access to death records is restricted for 50 years following the date of death by Oregon Administrative Rule 333-011-0096. Contact the Oregon State Archives for access to state death certificates that are more than 50 years old. Contact the Oregon Center for Health Statistics for access to more recent death certificates.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Death Certificates, 1903-1943 (2 cu.ft.);
Death Register [Record of Deaths], 1907-1916 (2 volumes).

Records at the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum:
Record of Deaths [Certificates-maintained by Frank Cross, Postmaster], 1918-1945 (1 volume).

 

Deeds and Indexes

1854-1994

Series documents the ownership of land. Series includes deeds, land sales contracts, quitclaim deeds, homestead exemption claims, corporate certificates, agreements, correction deeds, special assessments of unzoned farmland, easements, and indirect and direct deed indexes. Information includes grantor and grantee name; recording and filing dates; property descriptions; title warranties; consideration amounts; witness and recorder names; and volume and page numbers of where recorded.

Since 1968 Deeds have been recorded as part of the Recorded Instruments (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings). Since August, 1994 Deeds have been indexed in the Direct and Indirect Alpha Indexes as part of the Recorded Instruments (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
Deeds to Tillamook County, 1873-1974 (2 cu.ft.);
Orders Accepting and Orders of Conveyance [Deeds and Easements], 1953-1969 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Clerk's Record Room:
Deed Record, vol. B No. 2-Z , no. 1-210, 1872-1967 (235 volumes);
Direct Deed Index, vol. 2-3, 1896-1910 (2 volumes);
Direct Index [Deed], 1860-1897 (1 volume);
Index to Deeds Direct [also indexes deeds in recorded instruments from 1968-1994], 1872-1994 (18 volumes);
Index to Deeds Indirect [also indexes deeds in recorded instruments from 1968-1994], 1872-1994 (20 volumes);
Indirect Deed Index, vol. 2-3, 1896-1910 (2 volumes);
Indirect Index [Deed], 1860-1897 (1 volume).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Clerk's Office Safe:
Deed Record [includes aperture card copies-with index], vol. A-B, 1860-1878 (2 volumes);
Miscellaneous Records Deeds, Mortgages, and Marriages [with index], vol. A-1, 1854-1883 (1 volume).

 

Delayed Birth Records

1867-1994

Series documents birth records generated by a court in response to a petition. Records may include petitions, decrees or orders, affidavits of correction, registers, and certificates. If the information provided with the petition met the requirements of the court, a decree was issued that served as a legal birth document. Most petitions were filed decades after the actual birth. They were filed in the county of residence at the time of petition, not necessarily in the county of birth. Dates listed in brackets document the range of actual birth dates. Date ranges for court actions such as petitions and decrees are also included. Also see Birth Records series for related records. Access to birth records is restricted for 100 years following the date of birth by Oregon Administrative Rule 333-011-0096.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Petitions & Decrees for Birth [Delayed Birth Registration-documents births from 1867-ca.1943], no. 1-814, 1943-1969 (1 cu.ft.);
Search for 1867-1910 Tillamook County delayed birth records in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Clerk's Record Room:
Index to Miscellaneous Microfilmed Records [includes mining claims, water rights, and a few delayed birth registrations], vol. 1-2, 1968-1994 (2 volumes).

 

Election Poll Books

1854-1914

Series documents the registration of voters and the compilation of election results. Records may include the election poll books and/or the election voter register. Information includes elector's name and party affiliation, and in some cases, physical description, occupation, naturalization information, and names of parents and spouse. Election poll books and voter registration records have been inventoried through 1930. For information on more recent records, contact the Secretary of State, Elections Division, the county clerk, or the local elections official.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Election Records [Elector Register], 1904-1914 (6 volumes).

Records at the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum, Basham Library:
Poll Book Hoquarton Precinct, 1854 (2 items);
Poll Book of the Election Held at Bay Precinct, 1896 (.05 cu.ft.).

 

Election Voting Abstracts

1854-1966

Series documents the tabulation and reporting of election results for the county. Records include voting abstracts and the record of election. Information includes election date; precinct name and number; office; precinct and total votes; victory margin; winning candidate; county clerk, board of canvasser, and justice of the peace signatures; ballot number; summation of votes; and election board's decision. Election voting abstracts have been inventoried through 1960. For information on more recent records, contact the Secretary of State, Elections Division, the county clerk, or the local elections official.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Election Precinct Boundary Register [includes voting abstract], 1890-1898 (1 volume);
Election Records [Abstract of Votes], 1906-1910 (.20 cu.ft.);
Election Records [includes sample ballots, nomination petitions, abstracts of votes], 1894-1936 (5 cu.ft.).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Clerk's Record Room:
Election Record, vol. 1, 1956-1966 (1 volume).

Records at the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum, Basham Library:
1st Election [Abstract of Votes], 1854 (.05 cu.ft.);
Abstract of Votes, 1938-1942 (.05 cu.ft.);
[Democratic and Republican Tally Sheet-Stillwell Precinct], 1948 (.05 cu.ft.);
[Election Tally Sheet-Nehalem Precinct], 1902 (.05 cu.ft.).

 

Farm Name Registration Records

1911-1958

Series documents the application for and registration of farm names with the county clerk or recorder. Records may include registers, original applications, or certificates. Information includes owner's name and address; farm name, location, and description; and date and number of application and final application. Series may also include an index arranged either alphabetically by name of owner or by farm name. Farm name records have been inventoried through 1964.

Records at the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum:
Register of Farm Names [Cabinet 3B], vol. 1, 1911-1958 (1 volume).

Records at the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum, Third Floor Storage:
Dairy Herd Register [with index], 1938 (1 volume).

 

Federal Land Grant Records

1855-[ongoing]

Series records ownership of county lands obtained from the federal government. Series includes records of land grants administered under a variety of federal programs such as donation land claims and homesteads. Donation land claims are the most common type of federal land grant in Oregon that is documented in this inventory project. Donation land claims resulted from an act of the 1850 Congress under which citizens of the United States, or those who filed a declaration of intention prior to December 1, 1850 and had resided upon or cultivated the land for four consecutive years, were granted a specified amount of acreage in the Oregon Territory. Donation land claims were unique in that acreage granted to married couples was divided evenly. Half of the acreage was placed in the husband's name while the other half was placed in the wife's name. Records include plats, indexes, and survey notes. Information includes township, range, and section numbers, names of donation land claim holders and claim numbers, claim dates, acreage, and descriptions of surveys.

Under the Homestead Act of 1862, settlers were given 160 acres of land in the public domain if they built a home on the land, resided there for five years, and cultivated the land. A complete homestead entry file includes such documents as the homestead application, homestead proof, and final certificate authorizing the claimant to obtain a land patent.

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Clerk's Office Safe:
Homestead Filings [Record-with index], 1896-1907 (1 volume).

Records at the TLC Bank Building, County Surveyor's Office:
County Surveyor's Record [General Land Office Typescript Field Notes], 1856-ca.1932 (8 volumes);
DLC [Donation Land Claim Corners Alphabetical Card Index], ca.1881-2005 (.05 cu.ft.);
[General Land Office Hand Drawn Maps], ca.1855-1904 (ca.50 maps);
[General Land Office Plats], ca.1855-ca.1958 (1 volume);
GLO [General Land Office Survey Notes], ca.1887-ca.1975 (1 volume);
Original G.L.O. Maps [General Land Office], ca.1857-ca.1904 (1 volume);
Original Patents [Land Grant Record-printed-with index], ca.1867-ca.1938 (1 volume).

Records at the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum:
Abstract of Original Entry [Homestead Register-Cabinet 4B-with index], ca.1878-1912 (1 volume).

Records at the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum, Third Floor Storage:
Tillamook Co. Tax Records [includes Register of Final Certificates Issued at the Land Office-Homestead-trifolded], 1903-1907 (.10 cu.ft.).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Search Land Patents [includes patent and legal land descriptions and some document images], ca.1864-ca.1957 (BLM GLO Web site).

 

Foreclosure Records

1892-1926

Series documents the activities of the sheriff and other county officials relating to the foreclosure of property in order to satisfy creditors in cases involving delinquent taxes, mortgage payments, or court judgments. Records include correspondence, sheriff's deeds and foreclosure sale records, circuit court case transcripts of foreclosure hearings, writs of execution, certificates of sale of real property, judgment orders, receipts, tax redemption records, delinquent tax sales, and tax sale certificates. Foreclosure records have been inventoried through 1920.

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Basement Tax Vault:
[Certificates of Delinquency], 1913-1920 (6 volumes);
Record Delinquent Tax Sales, vol. 1, 1892-1926 (1 volume).

 

Health and Human Services Records

1987-[ongoing]

Series documents the activities of the county health and human services programs operated by the county. Series includes narrative or statistical monthly, quarterly, and annual reports or minutes discussing program goals, objectives, and accomplishments. Program areas include public and mental health; juvenile services; adult and family services; women, infant, and child (WIC) services; alcohol and drug abuse; and developmental disabilities. In 1994 the name of the Children and Youth Services Commission was changed to the Commission on Children and Families.

Contact the County Commissioners' Office for access to Mental Health, Chemical Dependency, and Developmental Disabilities Advisory Council Meeting Records.

Records at the Tillamook County Health Council Administration Office:
Community Health Council Minutes, 1999-present (13 binders);
Public Health Advisory Board Minutes, 1987-1990 (1 binder).

Records at the Tillamook County Commission on Children and Families Office:
CCF [Commission on Children and Families Meeting Records-includes minutes], 2010-present (3 binders).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Basement, Old DCD Storage Area, Commission on Children and Families Space:
CCF [Commission on Children and Families Meeting Records-includes minutes-some binders stored in boxes-title varies], 1995-2009 (14 binders).

Records at the Tillamook County Mental Health Program Contracted Staff Residence:
[Mental Health, Chemical Dependency, and Developmental Disabilities Advisory Council Meeting Records-includes minutes-title varies-most in binders], 2006-present (1 binder).

 

Insane Commitment Records

1865-[ongoing]

Series documents the examination, commitment, and release of mentally ill persons to and from the state's mental institutions. Series contains statements of complaint and commitment recorded by the county clerk or recorder and includes petitions to have an individual committed; physicians certification that an individual is insane; delivery warrants authorizing a county official (usually the sheriff) to take the individual to the state hospital; patient discharges; paroles or transfers; indexes; and correspondence. Information includes patient and family names, date committed, reason, physical description, and a brief family history. This series may also be known as the Insane Record, Mental Illness Record, and Mentally Ill and Feeble Minded Record. By 1968, in most counties, the commitment of the mentally ill or deficient had become the responsibility of the circuit court. Access to these records may be restricted for 75 years by Oregon Revised Statute 192.496.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Guardian Appointment Record [includes documentation of the appointment of guardians for insane individuals-with index], 1884-1893 (1 volume);
Insanity Record [title varies-with index], vol.1-12, 1894-1967 (12 volumes);
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 at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Trial Court Office:
M [Mental Commitment Case Files], no. M1350-M1387, 2011-present (.75 cu.ft.).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Trial Court Large Basement Storage Room:
M [Mental Commitment Case Files], no. M406-M1349, 1987-2011 (18 cu.ft.).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Trial Court Basement Staircase Area Room:
[Circuit Court, Probate, Mental Commitment, Juvenile, and Adoption Journals], 1983-1984 (ca.38 reels of microfilm);
Index to Mentally Diseased Record, 1968-ca.1977 (1 volume);
[Mental Commitment Orders-Judicial], 1962-1968 (.15 cu.ft.);
M [Mental Commitment Case Files], 1969-1986 (2 cu.ft.).

 

Judgment and Execution Records

1865-1948

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:
County Court Execution Docket [with index], 1880-1898 (1 volume);
County Court Judgment Docket [with index], 1865-1892 (1 volume);
Execution Docket Circuit Court, vol. 1, ca.1892-1915 (1 volume);
Record [Circuit Court Execution Docket-with index], 1872-1895 (1 volume);
Record [Circuit Court Judgment Lien Docket-with index], 1867-1892 (1 volume);
Sheriff's Execution Docket [with index], 1904-1914 (1 volume).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Trial Court Large Basement Storage Room:
Circuit Court Lien Docket [Judgment], vol. 2, 1893-1906 (1 volume);
County Court Execution Docket [with index], 1900-1946 (1 volume);
County Court Lien Docket [Judgment], vol. 1, 1895-1948 (1 volume).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Trial Court Basement Staircase Area Room:
Circuit Court Lien Docket [Judgment], vol. 3, 1906-1923 (1 volume).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Basement Tax Vault:
Execution [List-no cover], ca.1916-1928 (1 volume).

 

Justice Court Case Files

1915-1920

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 Tillamook County Pioneer Museum:
Justice Docket Third District [includes some loose case records-Cabinet 3C], 1915-1920 (1 volume).

 

Justice Court Dockets

1866-1941

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).

 

Land Subdivision Records

1860-[ongoing]

Series documents the subdividing and partitioning of land within the county. Records include survey notes, correspondence, photographs, satisfaction of agreements, maps of subdivided and partitioned land, and contracts and permits. Information includes subdivision names; lot, street, and alley dimensions; and township, range, and section numbers of land to be subdivided or partitioned.

Most subdivision maps created before 1913 are part of the Deed Record (Deeds and Indexes).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Clerk's Record Room:
Index to Plats Tillamook County [Subdivision and Partition], 1860-1990 (1 volume);
Index to Town Plats [includes partition plats], vol. 1-2, ca.1860-present (2 volumes);
Plat Book [Subdivision], vol. 1, 1909-1913 (1 volume); vol. 2, 1946-1985 (1 volume);
[Subdivision and Partition Plats], 1913-present (1194 plats).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
Planning & Zoning Ordinances [includes comprehensive plan, zoning, and subdivision information], no. 1-31, 1964-2002 (1 cu.ft.); no. 34-36, 1981-2005 (.25 cu.ft.).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Basement, Old DCD Storage Area, Community Development Space:
MN [Minor Partition Case Files], 1980-2006 (5.50 cu.ft.);
MP [Major Partition Case Files], 1980-2006 (5.50 cu.ft.);
Subs [Subdivision Case Files], ca.1969-ca.1995 (7 cu.ft.).

Records at the TLC Bank Building, County Community Development Department Office, 1st Floor:
Land Use Ordinance [includes land division information], ca.1982-2002 (1 binder).

Records at the TLC Bank Building, County Community Development Department Office, 2nd Floor:
MN [Minor Partition Case Files], 2007-present (3.50 cu.ft.);
MP [Major Partition Case Files], 2007-present (2.50 cu.ft.);
Subdivisions [Case Files], ca.1995-present (20 cu.ft.).

Records at the TLC Bank Building, County Surveyor's Office:
C Maps [Subdivision Plats], ca.1878-present (586 plats);
Partitions [Plats], 1990-present (1021 plats);
Partitions [Surveyor's Plat Correction Case Files], no. 1-1021, 1990-present (10 cu.ft.);
Subdivisions [Surveyor's Case Files], ca.1960-present (14 cu.ft.);
[Survey, Subdivision, and Partition Map Visual Reference Index Maps-on assessor's map base], ca.1878-present (9 volumes);
Tract Book [Subdivision-includes two volume "1"], vol. 1-3, n.d. (4 volumes).

Records at the Tillamook County Public Works Department Building, Office:
[Index Cards-includes major partition and zone change entries-by township and range], ca.1980-present (.35 cu.ft.);
Major Partition [Public Works Department Case Files], ca.1980-present (5 cu.ft.);
[Miscellaneous Flat and Rolled Maps and Plans-includes topographic, road, road profile, highway, bridge, subdivision, flood insurance, wastewater facility, etc.], ca.1954-present (ca.1500 maps and drawings);
Subdivisions [Public Works Department Case Files-includes preliminary plats, correspondence, etc.], ca.1968-present (15 cu.ft.).

Records at the Tillamook County Web Site:
Land Division Ordinance [PDF], n.d.-2002 (Internet);
Partition Plat List, 1990-present (Internet);
Subdivision Plat List, n.d.-present (Internet);
Survey Records [includes filed surveys, partitions, subdivisions, and related records], ca.1922-present (Internet);
Tract Books, vol. 1, 3, n.d. (Internet).

 

Land Title Registers

1859-1971

Series records the ownership of land within the county. Records may include title registers, land indexes, land registration registers, torrens registry of titles, indexes to registered land, certificates of title, town lot indexes, ownership registers, and plat books. Information includes parties involved, land descriptions, dates, number and nature of titles, subdivisions, title holders, terms, discharge dates, and registrar's signatures. The torrens system of land registration was abolished in 1972 by Oregon law. Additional land ownership records may be found in the Deeds and Indexes series.

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
Register of Title, vol. 8, 1953-1970 (1 volume);
Torrens [Alphabetical Property Register], vol. I-VI, ca.1912-ca.1968 (6 volumes).

Records at the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum:
Application for Register of Title, 1904-1971 (1 cu.ft.);
Land Book [Torrens-Cabinet 6D], vol. 1-2, ca.1859-ca.1940 (2 volumes);
Land Registration Docket [includes only one entry-Cabinet 3B], 1906 (1 volume);
Lot Book [Torrens-Cabinet 6D], vol. 3, ca.1866-ca.1945 (1 volume);
[Oregon State Planning Board Ownership Record-Cabinet 3C], 1937 (1 volume);
Ownership Maps [Land-Cabinet 6D-photocopies], 1910 (1 volume);
Register of Title [Cabinet 3B-C], vol. 1-7, 1907-1953 (7 volumes).

 

Maps, Plans, and Drawings

1900-[ongoing]

Series provides a visual representation of the county and of physical structures constructed on county lands. Series includes maps, plans, and drawings that vary in size, scale, and date. Included are maps, plans, and drawings of counties and cities, election precincts, courthouses and other county buildings, cemeteries, rivers, Indian reservations, school districts, construction projects, and soil classifications. General road maps may be found in the series titled Road and Bridge Records. Technical road survey maps may be found in the series titled Road Maps and Survey Notes.

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Clerk's Record Room:
Oyster Claim Plats, 1955-ca.1967 (1 volume);
Oyster Plat Book [Index], vol. 1, 1955-1993 (1 volume).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
[Tillamook County Census Maps-rolled], 1990 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Commissioners Storage Room 223:
[County Lands Maps], n.d. (1 volume).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Assessment and Taxation Department Office, Assessment Counter:
[Assessor's Plats], n.d.-present (10 volumes).

Records at the TLC Bank Building, County Community Development Department Office, 2nd Floor:
Flood Insurance Rate Maps, 1978-2002 (ca.20 maps).

Records at the TLC Bank Building, County Surveyor's Office:
Courthouse Plans [includes original plans and alterations], 1932-1991 (ca.50 drawings);
F 40 [Road Survey Maps-includes miscellaneous topographic, forest, and other maps], no. 1-384, ca.1920-present (384 maps);
F 41 [Road Survey Maps-includes miscellaneous topographic, forest, and other maps], no. 1-116, ca.1911-ca.1919 (116 maps);
Metsker's Atlas of Tillamook County Oregon, 1942 (1 volume); 1974 (1 volume); n.d. (1 volume);
[Miscellaneous Roll Maps-includes highway department survey strip maps, topographic, timber, etc.], ca.1907-present (ca.500 maps);
Powerline Maps, ca.1942-ca.1972 (ca.100 maps);
[Quad Maps-Quadrangle], 1979-1985 (ca.50 maps);
Railroad Maps [ca.1909-ca.1926 (ca.50 maps).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Basement, Old DCD Storage Area, Community Development Space:
Flood Insurance Rate Maps, 1976-1978 (ca.50 maps);
Metsker Maps [Metsker's Atlas of Tillamook County Oregon-modified for proposed zoning purposes-drawer 7], n.d. (1 volume);
[Miscellaneous Planning Reference Maps-includes flood, state forest, stream contour, estuary, zoning, cities, topographic, etc.], ca.1954-present (ca.300 maps).

Records at the Tillamook County Public Works Department Building, Office:
Metsker's Atlas of Tillamook County Oregon, 1974 (1 volume);
[Miscellaneous Flat and Rolled Maps and Plans-includes topographic, road, road profile, highway, bridge, subdivision, flood insurance, wastewater facility, etc.], ca.1954-present (ca.1500 maps and drawings).

Records at the Tillamook County Public Works Department Grounds, Archives Bay:
Metsker's Atlas of Tillamook County Oregon, 1957 (1 volume); 1974 (1 volume).

Records at the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum:
Additions North Plats Plus All Bay City [Assessor's Plats-Cabinet 3B], ca.1952-1958 (1 volume);
Metsker's Atlas of Tillamook County Oregon [Cabinet 6D], 1930 (1 volume); 1942 (1 volume);
[Miscellaneous Maps and Plans-includes road survey, forest, railroad, bridge, topographic, etc.], ca.1900-present (ca.400 maps).

Records at the Old Wilson School Building, Education Service District Old Gym Storage Area:
Metsker's Atlas of Tillamook County Oregon, 1957 (1 volume).

Records at the Tillamook County Web Site:
F 40 Maps [Road Survey Maps-includes miscellaneous topographic, forest, and other maps], no. 1-384, ca.1920-present (Internet);
F 41 Maps [Road Survey Maps-includes miscellaneous topographic, forest, and other maps], no. 1-116, ca.1920-present (Internet);
Tax Maps, n.d.-present (Internet);
Tillamook County Spatial Clearinghouse [includes downloadable aerial imagery and related map information], 1965-present (Internet).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Tax Assessment GIS Maps [select county], n.d.-present (www.ormap.net).

 

Marks and Brands Records

1891-1943

Series documents the registration of marks and brands by livestock owners and logging interests in order to clearly establish ownership. Records include registers and certificates. Information includes owner's name and address; diagram of animal showing location and style of mark and brand; written description of mark and brand; and filing date. Types of livestock registered include horses, cattle, sheep, pigs, and poultry. Log brands are also documented.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Marks and Brands [Record-includes mostly log brands-with index], vol. 1, 1891-1917 (1 volume).

Records at the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum:
Record of Marks and Brands [Cattle and Horses-Cabinet 3B], vol. 1, 1894-1914 (1 volume);
Record of Marks and Brands [Log-Cabinet 3B-with index], vol. 3, 1892-1943 (1 volume).

Records at the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum, Third Floor Storage, Green Document Bin:
Dairy Herd Register [with index], 1938 (1 volume).

 

Marriage Records

1854-1964

Series documents the recording of marriages by the county and includes applications, marriage certificates and licenses, and indexes to marriage records. Information includes the names and residences of bride and groom; justice of the peace, minister, or name of individual officiating; fees charged; date filed; volume and page numbers where recorded; certificate number; date and place of marriage; and signatures of witnesses and county officials. Beginning in 1906, marriages have been officially registered with the state of Oregon. Currently these records are filed with the State Registrar, Vital Statistics Section of the Health Division. Marriage records have been inventoried through 1960.

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
Marriage Records [title varies], no. 1-5549, 1855-1964 (13 cu.ft.).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Clerk's Record Room:
Marriage Cert. [Certificates and Licenses], 1855-1888 (.20 inch microfilm jackets);
Marriage Record [with index], vol. 2-10, 1892-1964 (9 volumes).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Clerk's Office Safe:
Affidavits & Marriage Records, 1916-1918 (1 volume);
Marriage Records [Affidavits of Marriages-with index], vol. 2, 1900-1916 (1 volume);
Marriage Records [with index], 1879-1900 (1 volume);
Marriage Record, vol. A [with index], 1862-1878 (1 volume);
Miscellaneous Records Deeds, Mortgages, and Marriages [with index], vol. A-1, 1854-1883 (1 volume).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Marriage List [Tillamook County], 1862-1920 (US GenWeb Project).

 

Medical Profession Registration Records

1891-1967

Series documents the registration of individuals in compliance with the requirements of relevant Oregon boards of examiners to practice a medical profession in the state. Professions registered include physicians, surgeons, osteopaths, naturopaths, dentists, nurses, druggists, chiropractors, chiropodists, optometrists, and veterinarians. Records include registers, certificates, and licenses. Information includes name of registrant; name of school; graduation date; names of members of the examining board; licensing and recording dates; and licensing or registration numbers.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Physicians, Nurses, Dentists, Etc. Registry, vol. 1, 1891-1939 (1 volume);
Registry Physicians Nurses Dentists Etc., vol. 2, 1940-1967 (1 volume).

 

Military Records

1918-[ongoing]

Series lists those eligible for military service and records the discharge dates of those who served in the military. Series includes eligibility, enlistment, discharge registers, or muster rolls, and may include alphabetical indexes. Information includes name of individual serving or eligible for service; enlistment and discharge dates and codes; residences at birth and enlistment; occupations and ages at time of enlistment; branches of service; precinct numbers; service records including commendations; physical condition, education and types of jobs performed while in service; and rank at discharge. Access to military discharge records may be restricted for 75 years by 2009 Oregon Legislative Assembly SB 618.

Military Discharge Records from 1977 to 2009 that were previously maintained as part of the Recorded Instruments, as well as newer discharges, are now maintained electronically in the clerk's office. Security microfilm that includes these records is stored off site.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Veteran's Grave Listing [Soldier's], 1925 (.05 cu.ft.);
Veteran's Relief Applications [Indigent Soldiers], 1929-1933 (.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
Discharge Record [Military], vol. 2-11, 1945-1967 (10 volumes);
Discharge Record Soldiers Sailors Marines, vol. 1-A, 1943-1945 (1 volume);
Record of Discharge-Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines, vol 1, 1920-1943 (1 volume).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Clerk's Office Safe:
DD214 [Recorded Instruments Military Discharge Records], 1968-1976 (7 inches of aperture cards);
Index to U.S. Service Discharge Records [also indexes discharges in Recorded Instruments from 1968-1994], vol. 1, 1918-ca.1994 (1 volume).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Index to U.S. Service Discharge Records [Cards-also indexes discharges in Recorded Instruments from 1968-1994], 1918-ca.1994 (.50 cu.ft.).

 

Mining Claim Records

1880-1994

Series documents actions filed with the county related to mineral interest claims. Types of actions include mineral rights and royalty assignments, mineral interest claims, lease releases, interest stipulations, corrections, bills of sale and conveyance assignments, and location notices. Information includes names of involved parties; action types and dates; and volume and page numbers. The series may also include copies of claim location notices giving descriptions and details of individual claims.

Since 1968 Mining Claims have been recorded as part of the Recorded Instruments (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings). Since August, 1994 Mining Claims have been indexed as part of the Recorded Instruments (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Mining Claims [Record-with index], vol. 1, 1880-1881 (1 volume);
Mining Record [with index], vol. 3, 1927-1967 (1 volume);
Record of Mining Claims in Tillamook County [with index], vol. 2, 1885-1927 (1 volume).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Clerk's Record Room:
Index to Miscellaneous Microfilmed Records [includes mining claims, water rights, and a few delayed birth registrations], vol. 1-2, 1968-1994 (2 volumes).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Online Land Records [includes various federal land survey records related to Oregon such as survey plats and field notes, mineral surveys, and historical indices], ca.1850-present (Bureau of Land Management).

 

Mortgage Records

1854-1994

Series documents the written interest in land providing security for the performance of a duty or payment of a debt. Records include mortgages; trustee's deeds of reconveyance; indexes, both by mortgagor and mortgagee name; and satisfactions. Information includes mortgagor and mortgagee names, property descriptions, mortgage terms, witness names, certifications, recording and satisfaction dates, volume and page numbers where recorded, and recorder's signature. Series also includes executor/executrix information when mortgages were transferred through wills and mortgages of land to individuals under the provisions of the Donation Land Act of 1850.

Since 1968 Mortgages have been recorded as part of the Recorded Instruments (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings). Since August, 1994 Mortgages have been indexed as part of the Recorded Instruments (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Clerk's Office Safe:
Miscellaneous Records Deeds, Mortgages, and Marriages [with index], vol. A-1, 1854-1883 (1 volume).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement Storage:
Direct Index Indirect Index [Mortgage], 1888-ca.1929 (1 volume);
[Index to Mortgages Direct and Indirect], 1912-1949 (1 volume);
Index to Real Estate Mortgages Direct and Indirect, 1862-1914 (1 volume);
Index to Real Estate Mortgages, vol. 4, 1921-1927 (1 volume).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Clerk's Record Room:
Index to Mortgages [also indexes mortgages in the Recorded Instruments after 1967], vol. 7-11, 1949-1977 (5 volumes); vol. 13, 1982-1984 (1 volume);
Index to Mortgages Direct and Indirect, 1938-1948 (1 volume);
Index to Mortgages Direct & Indirect, vol. 5, 1928-ca.1961 (1 volume);
Index to Mortgages Direct and Indirect A-L [also indexes mortgages in the Recorded Instruments after 1967], vol. 12, 1978-1981 (1 volume); vol. 14-17. 1985-1994 (4 volumes);
Index to Mortgages Direct and Indirect M-Z [also indexes mortgages in the Recorded Instruments after 1967], vol. 12, 1978-1981 (1 volume); vol. 14-17. 1985-1994 (4 volumes);
Mortgage Record, vol. B-Z, 1860-1920 (25 volumes); vol. 1-93, 1914-1967 (93 volumes);
Real Estate Mortgage Index Direct and Indirect, 1903-1912 (1 volume).

 

Naturalization Certificates

1907-1927

Series documents the granting of United States citizenship to petitioners. Records include applications, witness affidavits, court findings granting or denying citizenship, certificates, and indexes. Declarations of intention may also be included. Information includes name, age, and residence of applicant; applicant's dependents; date of filing of declarations of intention and petitions; and volume and page numbers where papers are recorded.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Affidavits of Citizenship [Record of Citizenship], 1923-1925 (.10 cu.ft.);
Naturalization Certificates, 1907-1927 (8 volumes).

 

Naturalization Declarations of Intention

1888-1954

Series documents the process taken by applicants for United States citizenship in declaring their intention to become United States citizens. Information may include applicant's name, age, physical description, place and date of birth, method of immigration, date and port of entry, names and ages of wife and children, and renunciation of allegiance to foreign governments. Declarations of intention may also be attached to naturalization petitions or naturalization certificates.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Naturalization Declarations of Intention [with index], 1890-1954 (5 volumes);
Naturalization Declarations of Intention Docket, 1888-1892 (1 volume).

 

Naturalization Petitions and Orders

1860-1954

Series documents the application for United States citizenship by aliens. Information includes name, residence, and occupation of applicants; place and date of birth; emigration place, date, and vessel; declaration of intention dates; name, birthplace, and birth date of dependents; and renunciation of allegiance to foreign governments. Accompanying the petitions are witness and petitioner affidavits, oaths of allegiance, court orders admitting or denying citizenship, declarations of intention, depositions, and certificates of arrival.

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 Journal [includes adoption and naturalization information], 1895-1922 (1 volume);
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);
Miscellaneous Record [includes naturalization-with index], vol. A, 1860-1874 (1 volume);
Naturalization Index Cards, 1871-1954 (.10 cu.ft.);
Naturalization Notices to Take Depositions, 1935-1940 (.10 cu.ft.);
Naturalization Petitions, 1923-1954 (9 volumes);
Naturalization Petitions Granted, 1930-1954 (1 volume);
Search for 1860-1954 Tillamook County naturalization records in Oregon Historical Records Index.

 

Pension and Relief Records

1913-1965

Series documents financial assistance approved by the county court for widows, mothers, dependent children, orphans, the elderly, and indigents. Information includes applicant name and address, children's names and birth dates, amount of pension or monthly support payment, and county court order. Because the provision of relief became primarily a state and federal function in the 1930s, records are inventoried through 1939.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Widow's Pension Application Records, 1913-1937 (1 cu.ft.);
[Widow's Pension Payment Record], 1913-1936 (1 volume);
Search for 1913-1937 Tillamook County widow's pensions in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Clerk's Record Room:
County Court Journal [includes adoptions, name changes, mothers' pensions, widows' pensions, and other actions-with index], vol. L, 1922-1965 (1 volume).

 

Planning Commission Minutes

1994-[ongoing]

Series documents the discussions and activities of the county planning commission as recorded in the minutes and agendas. Topics discussed include the creation, amendment, and appeal of zoning ordinances and county land use laws; county comprehensive plans; and election or appointment of planning commission members.

Records at the TLC Bank Building, County Community Development Department Office, 2nd Floor:
Planning Commission Minute Masters [Meeting Packet Records], 2007-present (3 cu.ft.);
[Planning Commission Minutes], 1994-2007 (5 binders).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Basement, Old DCD Storage Area, Community Development Space:
PC Minutes [Planning Commission-includes related records], 2002-2008 (7 cu.ft.).

Records at the Tillamook County Web Site:
Planning Commission Minutes, 2001-present (Internet);
Tillamook County Document Search [includes planning commission minutes], n.d.-present (Internet).

 

Prisoner Registers

1946-1966

Series tracks individuals incarcerated in the county jail. Information includes prisoner identification number; date entered; name, address, age, birth date, height and weight, eye and hair color, and nationality of prisoner; arrest date; arresting officer; crime committed; sentence; bail; court; release date; and remarks. Prisoner registers, which may also be referred to as jail lists, have been inventoried through 1965. Access to portions of these records may be restricted for 25 years after termination of custody by Oregon Revised Statute 192.496(30).

Records at the Tillamook County Justice Facility, Jail Storage Room:
Booking Log Books [Register of Persons Charged], no. 1414-13157, 1946-1966 (1 cu.ft.).

 

Probate Case Files

1859-[ongoing]

Series documents actions taken on probate cases brought before the county, district, or circuit court for settlement. Records include wills, receipts, claims, vouchers, petitions to sell, notices of annual accounting, final estate accounting reports, appraiser's affidavits, bills of sale, inventories, fee bills, appraisals, administrator and appointment certificates, and appraiser oaths. Over the years probate jurisdiction has been transferred from the county court to the circuit court in most counties. However, the county courts in Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Sherman, and Wheeler Counties continue to hear probate cases. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Tillamook County joined the Oregon Judicial Information Network (OJIN) in 1988. Probate case files numbered 1672 to 5529 (dating from ca.1953 to 1997) are now maintained electronically in the trial court office. Security microfilm that includes these records is stored off site.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Index to Probate Cases, 1859-1953 (1 volume);
Probate Case Files, no. 1-2297, 1859-1953 (36 cu.ft.);
Search for 1859-1953 Tillamook County probate case files in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Trial Court Office:
Index to Probate Cases, vol. 2, 1859-1988 (1 volume);
[Probate Case Files], no. 6900-7337, 2009-present (17 cu.ft.).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Trial Court Main Floor Courtroom Area Storage Room:
[Probate Case Files], no. 5230-6899, 1997-2008 (70 cu.ft.).

 

Probate Estate Records

1877-1948

Series documents information recorded about estates probated in the county or circuit courts. Information includes deceased party's name; recording and death dates; residence; name and address of executors, administrators, or trustees; estimated values of real and personal property; inventory and appraisal dates; the estate's value according to the appraisals and to the county court; and the names and relationship of heirs. Over the years probate jurisdiction has been transferred from the county court to the circuit court in most counties. However, the county courts in Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Sherman, and Wheeler Counties continue to hear probate cases.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Estate Register [with index], 1877-1903 (2 volumes);
Record of Estates, 1903-1948 (1 volume).

 

Probate Registers

1859-1988

Series records the actions taken by the county's probate court. Information includes case numbers, estate or deceased's name, administrator's or executor's name, dates and types of papers filed, and memoranda and court orders listed by dates of appointment of administrator or executor. Series may also be referred to as probate journals, dockets, or records of actions. Over the years probate jurisdiction has been transferred from the county court to the circuit court in most counties. However, the county courts in Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Sherman, and Wheeler Counties continue to hear probate cases. In 1986 circuit courts with probate jurisdiction began recording basic case information on the Oregon Judicial Information Network (OJIN). This network functionally replaced probate dockets and journals previously maintained by the courts. The transition to full use of OJIN by all circuit courts in Oregon took approximately two years. Contact the trial court administrator for access to OJIN. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Tillamook County joined OJIN in 1988.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
County Court Journal [includes administrative actions as well as some naturalization and probate actions], 1867-1884 (1 volume);
Guardian Appointment Record [Record of Appointment of Guardians of Infants, Insane Persons, and Drunkards-with index], 1884-1893 (1 volume);
Probate Docket, 1887-1906 (1 volume);
Probate Estate Accounting Record [with index], 1867-1892 (1 volume);
Probate Journal [with index], 1859-1953 (19 volumes);
Probate Register [with index], 1900-1954 (5 volumes).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Trial Court Office:
Probate Register [with index], vol. 7, 1953-1959 (1 volume); vol. 8, 1959-1986 (1 volume).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Trial Court Large Basement Storage Room:
Probate Journal [title varies], vol. 17-32, 1953-1967 (16 volumes);
Probate Register [with index], 1974-1988 (1 volume);
Probate Register [with index], vol. 1-3, 1962-1973 (3 volumes);
[Register and Probate Court Docket], 1983-1988 (1 volume).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Trial Court Basement Staircase Area Room:
[Circuit Court, Probate, Mental Commitment, Juvenile, and Adoption Journals], 1983-1984 (ca.38 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Clerk's Record Room:
Circuit Probate & Some County Court [Journals], vol. 71-84, 1977-1982 (4 inches of microfilm jackets);
Court Journals Circuit Probate County, vol. 55-71, 1967-1977 (40 inches of aperture cards).

 

Road and Bridge Records

1854-[ongoing]

Series documents the development, construction, maintenance, and improvement of county roads and bridges. Records include bonds, general road and highway maps, petitions to have roads constructed or altered, notices, complaints, vacation records, and correspondence. Information includes road numbers and names and descriptions of the activity occurring on the road. Information concerning county roads may be available on the Integrated Road Information System (IRIS) at the county road office. Technical road survey maps may be found in the series titled Road Maps and Survey Notes.

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
Petitions and Orders [Road-includes vacations], ca.1907-ca.1916 (.60 cu.ft.);
Petitions to County Court [includes road vacations and orders], 1926-1952 (2 cu.ft.);
Road Bond Election [Road Bond Petitions to County Court], 1919 (.10 cu.ft.);
Road Petitions [includes vacations], no. 1-569, 1854-1985 (8 cu.ft.).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Clerk's Record Room:
Petitions to County Court [Road Register-includes road vacations-with index], 1925-present (1 volume);
Record of Road Petitions [no. 405-569-with index] vol. 2, 1928-1985 (1 volume);
Register of Road Petitions, no. 1-405, 1854-1928 (1 volume);
Road Record [includes petitions, commissioners' orders, road viewers' reports, survey notes, and drawings], vol. 2-3, 1888-1918 (2 volumes).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Petitions to County Court [includes road vacations], ca.1910-present (4.50 cu.ft.).

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);
Road Record [includes petitions, road viewers' reports, survey notes, and drawings-with index], 1869-1915 (1 volume).

Records at the TLC Bank Building, County Surveyor's Office:
Bridge Index [by name and number], n.d. (1 binder);
Bridges [Case Files], no. 600-771, 1914-present (5 cu.ft.);
Road Index [by name and number], n.d. (1 binder);
Roads [Case Files-includes survey notes, maps, correspondence, memoranda, legal documents, and related records], no. 100-555, 1854-present (10 cu.ft.);
Street Names [Street Map Card Index], n.d. (.20 cu.ft.);
Summary of County Road Records [Index and Register-includes survey and establishment information], ca.1868-ca.1982 (1 volume).

Records at the Tillamook County Public Works Department Building, Office:
Bridge Files, no. 101-284, ca.1915-present (20 cu.ft.);
Bridge Numbers [Inspection Records], no. 101-280, ca.1974-ca.2005 (9 binders);
Bridges [Inspection Reports-includes related records], ca.2000-present (7 binders);
Deeds to Till. Co. [Tillamook County Road Deed Index Cards], ca.1900-ca.1979 (.40 cu.ft.);
[Miscellaneous Flat and Rolled Maps and Plans-includes topographic, road, road profile, highway, bridge, subdivision, flood insurance, wastewater facility, etc.], ca.1954-present (ca.1500 maps and drawings);
Public & Private [Non-county Roads-includes complaints, correspondence, etc.], ca.1880-present (ca.20 cu.ft.);
Research [Road Petition Case Files-includes surveyor's field notes, county court orders, etc.], no. 1-180, 1854-ca.1916 (5 cu.ft.);
Road Approach Permits [Case Files-includes applications, permits, maps, site review, correspondence-with index], ca.2007-present (5 cu.ft.);
[Road Case Files-includes petitions, complaints, vacations, correspondence, etc.], no. 500-997, 1854-present (60 cu.ft.);
[Road Index Maps-includes survey references on assessor's map base-in drawers], ca.1980-present (ca.500 maps);
Road Records [Summary of County Road Records], vol. 6, 1854-1982 (1 volume).

Records at the Tillamook County Public Works Department Grounds, Archives Bay:
Road Approach Permits [Case Files-includes applications, permits, maps, site review, correspondence-with index], ca.1975-ca.2007 (15 cu.ft.).

Records at the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum:
[Miscellaneous Maps and Plans-includes road survey, forest, railroad, bridge, topographic, etc.], ca.1900-present (ca.400 maps).

Records at the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum, Basham Library:
Road Bridge Plans Specs. [Roads in Tillamook County-includes road and bridge survey, engineering, and construction maps; agreements; specifications; correspondence; etc.], ca.1915-ca.1932 (1.20 cu.ft.).

Records at the Tillamook County Web Site:
Bridge Inspection Photos, 1942 (Internet);
Public Works Ordinances [County Road Related], n.d.-present (Internet);
Road History [Information-includes bridge inventory and road and bridge photographs], n.d.-present (Internet);
Tillamook County Road Advisory Committee Minutes [searchable], 1998-present (Internet).

 

Road Maps and Survey Notes

1854-[ongoing]

Series documents the surveying and mapping of county roads. Records include road surveyor notes, alignment, profile, and other survey maps, and road registers. Information includes legal descriptions of the roads; road names and numbers; plans and profiles; township, range, and section numbers; dates of activity; and scales. General road maps may be found in the series titled Road and Bridge Records.

Records at the TLC Bank Building, County Surveyor's Office:
F 40 [Road Survey Maps-includes miscellaneous topographic, forest, and other maps], no. 1-384, ca.1920-present (384 maps);
F 41 [Road Survey Maps-includes miscellaneous topographic, forest, and other maps], no. 1-116, ca.1911-ca.1919 (116 maps);
[Miscellaneous Roll Maps-includes highway department survey strip maps, topographic, timber, etc.], ca.1907-present (ca.500 maps);
Roads [Case Files-includes survey notes, maps, correspondence, memoranda, legal documents, and related records], no. 100-555, 1854-present (10 cu.ft.);
Summary of County Road Records [Index and Register-includes survey and establishment information], ca.1868-ca.1982 (1 volume);
[Surveyor's Field Notes-by various surveyors-includes road surveys], ca.1910-present (205 volumes);
Surveyor's Record [includes some road surveys], vol. S-3, 1894-1917 (1 volume).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Clerk's Record Room:
Road Record [includes petitions, commissioners' orders, road viewers' reports, survey notes, and drawings], vol. 2-3, 1888-1918 (2 volumes).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Clerk's Office Safe:
Road Record [includes petitions, road viewers' reports, survey notes, and drawings-with index], 1869-1915 (1 volume).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
Market Road Map, 1925 (1 map).

Records at the Tillamook County Public Works Department Building, Office:
[Miscellaneous Flat and Rolled Maps and Plans-includes topographic, road, road profile, highway, bridge, subdivision, flood insurance, wastewater facility, etc.], ca.1954-present (ca.1500 maps and drawings);
Research [Road Petition Case Files-includes surveyor's field notes, county court orders, etc.], no. 1-180, 1854-ca.1916 (5 cu.ft.).

Records at the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum:
[Miscellaneous Maps and Plans-includes road survey, forest, railroad, bridge, topographic, etc.], ca.1900-present (ca.400 maps).

Records at the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum, Basham Library:
Road Bridge Plans Specs. [Roads in Tillamook County-includes road and bridge survey, engineering, and construction maps; agreements; specifications; correspondence; etc.], ca.1915-ca.1932 (1.20 cu.ft.).

Records at the Tillamook County Web Site:
F 40 Maps [Road Survey Maps-includes miscellaneous topographic, forest, and other maps], no. 1-383, ca.1920-present (Internet);
F 41 Maps [Road Survey Maps-includes miscellaneous topographic, forest, and other maps], no. 1-116, ca.1920-present (Internet).

 

School District Records

1865-1970

Series reports the general and financial statistics of each school district located in the county. Information includes school district number and clerk's name; number of individuals within the district between ages four and twenty; number of teachers employed; number of school houses (owned by the district); number of legal voters; number of libraries and books within each; number of private schools; cash on hand at last report; district tax received from county; state schools funds received; general value of school grounds and furnishings; property values; enrollment; number of students enrolled from outlying districts; school census; and board minutes. Series may also contain school attendance and grade reports and data on students and parents. Records may be titled School District Clerk Annual Report, District Clerk's Book of Records, District Clerk Record Book, or Oregon School Register and Record Book, which is the most comprehensive record of school district activities. School district records have been inventoried through 1965. Access to student records may be restricted by state or federal law.

Many of the entries for Oregon School Register and Record Books include external notations or the names of the first teacher listed inside. Records stored at the ESD Building are listed below in functional sections.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
School District No. 2 Records, 1865-1880 (1 volume).

Records at the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum:
[District Clerk's Annual Report], 1888 (.05 cu.ft.);
District Clerk's Annual Report [District No. 16-Woods], 1903-1907 (.05 cu.ft.);
District Clerk's Book of Records [District No. 16-Woods], 1891-1892 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Book of Records [District No. 37], 1891-1904 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Book of Records [South Prairie School District-incomplete copies], 1899 (.05 cu.ft.);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 16-Woods], 1896-1900 (1 volume); 1912-1917 (1 volume);
Improved School Register [Kilchis School], 1884 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 16-Woods], 1901-1904 (1 volume); 1933-1939 (1 volume); 1939-1946 (1 volume);
Register B District No. 3 Kilchis [School], 1884-1886 (1 volume);
School Register and Record Book [District No. 16-Woods], 1891-1895 (2 volumes);
School Register and Record Book [District No. 29], 1895-1898 (1 volume);
[Teacher's Report-District No. 3], 1888 (.05 cu.ft.).

Records at the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum, Cabinet 1A:
District Clerk's Book of Records [District No. 6-Oretown], 1890-1892 (1 volume); 1892-1895 (1 volume); 1895-1897 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 6-Oretown], 1897-1900 (1 volume); 1901-1902 (1 volume); 1902-1903 (1 volume); 1903-1905 (1 volume); 1906-1909 (1 volume); 1909-1915 (1 volume); 1915-1919 (1 volume); 1919-1922 (1 volume); 1922-1926 (1 volume); 1926-1929 (1 volume);
Minute Book School District [District No. 6-Oretown], 1885-1901 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 6-Oretown], 1889-1893 (1 volume); 1894-1897 (1 volume); 1897-1900 (1 volume); 1900 (1 volume); 1901-1905 (1 volume); 1902-1908 (1 volume); 1909-1911 (1 volume); 1920-1926 (1 volume); 1924-1927 (1 volume).

Records at the Old Wilson School Building, Education Service District Old Gym Storage Area (District Clerk Records):
District Clerk's Book of Records [District No. 38], 1911-1912 (1 volume);
[District Clerk's Record Book-District No. 2], 1898 (1 volume); 1919-1920 (1 volume); 1921-1922 (1 volume); 1922-1925 (1 volume); 1925-1929 (1 volume); 1929 (1 volume); 1929-1932 (1 volume); 1933-1938 (1 volume);
[District Clerk's Record Book-District No. 7-Netarts], 1920-1922 (1 volume);
[District Clerk's Record Book-District No. 10], 1946-1947 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 13], 1920-1921 (1 volume); 1921-1926 (1 volume); 1928-1929 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 33], 1908-1913 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 37-Tillamook and Yamhill Counties], 1928-1930 (1 volume); 1929-1930 (1 volume);
[District Clerk's Record Book-District No. 38-Bay City], 1933-1938 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 54-Barnesdale], 1913-1918 (1 volume); 1918-1921 (1 volume); 1921-1922 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 57], 1927-1929 (1 volume); 1930-1931 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 61], 1917-1922 (1 volume); 1929-1931 (1 volume).

Records at the Old Wilson School Building, Education Service District Old Gym Storage Area (Registers-District No. 2):
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 2-Alice Phillips], 1921-1924 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 2-Christian], 1944-1946 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 2-Darby], 1931-1937 (1 volume); 1937-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 2-Francis Blaser], 1937-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 2-Leland Bester], 1931-1937 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 2-Margorie Lord], 1937-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 2-Minnie Rolland], 1902-1907 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 2-Miss McMullin], 1917-1922 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 2-Mrs. Arthur Tippen], 1931-1937 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 2-Mrs. Jessie Taggart], 1908-1915 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 2-Mrs. Riechel], 1931-1938 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 2-Mrs. Wiley], 1916-1920 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 2-O'Brien], 1937-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 2-South Prairie], 1939-1940 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 2-Upper Grades], 1925-1929 (1 volume); 1928-1931 (1 volume).

Records at the Old Wilson School Building, Education Service District Old Gym Storage Area (Registers-District No. 9, A-H):
Boys [Oregon School Register and Record Book Girls-District No. 9-High School], 1938-1939 (1 volume);
Girls [Oregon School Register and Record Book Girls-District No. 9-High School], 1938-1939 (1 volume);
Mrs. Hunter 4th Grade South Prairie [Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 9], 1954-1955 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book Boys [District No. 9-Tillamook High School], 1939-1940 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book Girls [District No. 9-Tillamook High School], 1939-1940 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Alice Johnson], 1927-1928 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Blanche Ragsdale], 1924 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-B. Wilson], 1921-1922 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Cole], 1927-1928 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Dorothy Bennie], 1923-1924 (1 volume); 1924-1925 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Edith Lilly], 1927-1928 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-E. Robinson], 1927-1928 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Freshmen and Sophomores], 1928-1929 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Frosh], 1927-1928 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Georgia Elliott], 1925-1926 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Gladys Endicott], 1924 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Grade 7], 1924-1926 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-High School], 1920-1921 (1 volume); 1922-1923 (1 volume); 1923-1924 (1 volume); 1924-1925 (2 volumes); 1925-1926 (1 volume); 1945-1946 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-High School-Bennett], 1925-1926 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-High School Boys], 1930-1931 (1 volume); 1931-1932 (1 volume); 1932-1933 (1 volume); 1933-1934 (1 volume); 1934-1935 (1 volume); 1935-1936 (1 volume); 1936-1937 (1 volume); 1937-1938 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-High School Freshmen], 1926-1927 (1 volume); 1930-1931 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-High School Girls], 1930-1931 (1 volume); 1931-1932 (1 volume); 1932-1933 (1 volume); 1933-1934 (1 volume); 1934-1935 (1 volume); 1935-1936 (1 volume); 1936-1937 (1 volume); 1937-1938 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-High School Seniors, Juniors, Post Grads], 1930-1931 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-High School Sophomore], 1930-1931 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-High School Sophomore, Junior, Senior], 1926-1927 (1 volume).

Records at the Old Wilson School Building, Education Service District Old Gym Storage Area (Registers-District No. 9, J-U):
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-James Goin], 1924 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Josephine Heffley], 1923 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Juniors and Seniors], 1928-1929 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Lois Lee], 1924-1926 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Mary Lamb], 1927-1928 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Miss Clem-Grade 8], 1922-1924 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Mr. Nichols], 1924-1925 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Mrs. Willis], 1923-1924 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Ruth Nelson], 1927-1928 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-South Prairie], 1947-1948 (1 volume); 1962-1968 (.30 cu.ft.);
[Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 9-South Prairie and Tillamook High School], 1956-1957 (1 volume); 1957-1958 (1 volume); 1958-1959 (1 volume); 1959-1960 (1 volume); 1960-1961 (1 volume); 1961-1962 (1 volume); 1962-1963 (2 volumes);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Thompson], 1925-1926 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Tillamook High School], 1941-1942 (1 volume); 1944-1945 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Tillamook High School Boys], 1942-1943 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Upper Classes], 1927-1928 (1 volume);
Register [Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 9], 1946-1947 (1 volume); 1947-1948 (1 volume); 1948-1949 (1 volume);
Register [Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 9-South Prairie and Tillamook High School], 1949-1950 (1 volume); 1950-1951 (.10 cu.ft.); 1951-1952 (1 volume); 1952-1953 (1 volume); 1954-1955 (1 volume); 1955-1956 (1 volume);
Register Record Boys [Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 9], 1940-1941 (1 volume);
Register Record Girls [Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 9], 1940-1941 (1 volume);
South Prairie Mrs. Alsip 3 & 4 Grades [Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 9], 1954-1955 (1 volume);
Tillamook High School Register [Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 9], 1953-1954 (1 volume).

Records at the Old Wilson School Building, Education Service District Old Gym Storage Area (Registers-District No. 13):
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 13 and 73-Uper Tillamook and Yamhill], 1925-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 13-Aurilla Earhart], 1929-1937 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 13-Delbert Long], 1931-1936 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 13-Edna Reussen], 1915-1923 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 13-Florence Lamson], 1923-1929 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 13-Fred Reussen], 1916-1922 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 13-Grades 3-5], 1931-1938 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 13-Hannah Breece], 1923-1929 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 13-Hebo Grade School], 1943-1945 (1 volume);
[Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 13-Hebo Grade School], 1942-1954 (.30 cu.ft.); 1952-1957 (1 volume); ca.1954-ca.1956 (1 volume); 1957-1959 (1 volume); 1960-1961 (1 volume); 1962-1963 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 13-Mrs. Hartman], 1929-1931 (1 volume).

Records at the Old Wilson School Building, Education Service District Old Gym Storage Area (Registers-District Nos. 33-39):
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 33-Grace Spaulding], 1904-1914 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 33-Irma Chance], 1925-1931 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 33-Jennie Blanchard], 1914-1925 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 37 and 89-Clare Franklin], 1909-1916 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 37-Mrs. Linnie Belle Price], 1927-1930 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 37-Tillamook and Yamhill Counties], 1919-1927 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 38-Alice Mellema], 1923-1929 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 38-Beatrice Cole], 1935-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 38-Eleanor Whitely], 1929-1934 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 38-F.F. Haley], 1903-1905 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 38-G.F. Baker], 1905-1907 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 38-Gladys Edwards], 1923-1929 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 38-Grace Ellis], 1910-1911 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 38-Jessie Nichols], 1929-1935 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 38-Mabel Noyes], 1911-1912 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 38-Myrabell Paul], 1935-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 38-Riverdale], 1939-1945 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 38-Ruth Burge], 1913-1918 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 38-Ruth Cooper], 1900-1903 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 38-Ruth Pearson], 1918-1923 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 39-Timber], 1947-1948 (1 volume).

Records at the Old Wilson School Building, Education Service District Old Gym Storage Area (Registers-District Nos. 42-61):
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 42], 1926 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 42-Coral Pollack], 1924-1926 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 42-High School Boys], 1937-1938 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 42-Sylvia Hoskins], 1922-1923 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 46-Pearl Graham], 1914-1923 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 49-Alice Phillips], 1928-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 50-Emma Russell], 1924-1928 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 57-Allie Phillips], 1912-1920 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 57-Arlene Tilden], 1922-1931 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 57-Beatrice Cole], 1931-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 57-Carie Donaldson], 1931-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 57-Evelyn Steindinger], 1925-1931 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 61-Edna Cone], 1918-1923 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 61-Leland Bester], 1923-1931 (1 volume).

Records at the Old Wilson School Building, Education Service District Old Gym Storage Area (Other Records):
Annual Report Census [School-District No. 2], 1903-1928 (.05 cu.ft.);
Census Data [School-District No. 9], ca.1910-ca.1927 (1 volume);
Census Reports [Clerk's Annual Census Reports-includes various districts], 1907-1970 (3 cu.ft.);
High School Grades [Record], 1906-1911 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 3], 1918-1921 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 7-Netarts], 1923-1924 (1 volume); 1930-1931 (1 volume);
[The Laurel Loan Record Book of Text Books Issued-District No. 38-Riverdale School], 1936-1939 (1 volume).

 

Superintendent of Schools Records

1904-1991

Series documents the official and financial affairs of the superintendent of schools concerning teachers, students, and schools located in the county. Records include annual statements on the condition of common (public) schools in the county, school district boundary records, school district accounts, and book purchases. Information includes financial information, school curricula, boundary descriptions, and enrollment and attendance data. Superintendent of schools records have been inventoried through 1965.

Records at the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum:
District Boundary Board Minutes and Maps [with plats-typescript], 1904-1917 (1 volume);
District Boundary Board Minutes [typescript], 1906-1921 (1 volume);
District Boundary Board [Record-includes legal descriptions-typescript], vol. I-III, 1904-1991 (3 volumes).

Records at the Old Wilson School Building, Education Service District Old Gym Storage Area:
District Boundary Board [Minutes-with index], 1906-1920 (1 volume); vol. 2, 1921-1991 (1 volume);
Proceedings of the School District Boundary Board [loose pages-with index], 1904-1905 (1 volume);
Record of Superintendent's Annual Reports, 1929-1953 (1 volume);
Register of Teachers Under Contract [with index], 1904-1923 (1 volume); vol. 2, 1923-1945 (1 volume);
School District Boundaries [includes plats and legal descriptions], vol. 1, 1904-1917 (1 volume);
[Superintendent's Annual Reports], 1954-1970 (1 volume);
Superintendents Record of 8th Grade Examinations, vol. 1, 1905-1919 (1 volume);
[Superintendent's Records Card Index], ca.1904-ca.1954 (.25 cu.ft.);
[Superintendent's Records-includes boundary change petitions, appointment records, and related documents], ca.1904-ca.1954 (3 cu.ft.).

 

Surveyor Field Notes and Plats

1878-[ongoing]

Series documents surveys of county land by the county or licensed professional surveyors. Records include log books, field notes, and plats. An index may also be included. Information includes survey dates; who the survey was for; donation land claims; township, range, section, and survey numbers; a history of previous surveys made for the area; descriptions of land, vegetation, and soil; landmarks; metes and bounds of tracts surveyed; and surveyor's names. Plats also include corner restoration marks, scales, dates created and filed, and donation land claim owners.

Records at the TLC Bank Building, County Surveyor's Office:
Alphabetical Maps [Alphabetical Survey Map Index], ca.1922-2000 (3 volumes);
Maps Surveys [Filed], ca.1922-present (8421 maps);
Numeric [Survey Map Index], ca.1922-2000 (3 volumes);
[Survey Field Notes-in gray cabinet], n.d. (3 cu.ft.);
[Surveyor's Field Notes-by various surveyors-includes road surveys], ca.1910-present (205 volumes);
Surveyor's Record [includes some road surveys], vol. S-3, 1894-1917 (1 volume);
[Survey, Subdivision, and Partition Map Visual Reference Index Maps-on assessor's map base], ca.1878-present (9 volumes).

Records at the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum:
Logged Lands [Timber Survey Plats-Cabinet 6D], 1950-1958 (1 volume);
Timber Cruise Record [Timber Surveys-Cabinet 6D], vol. 1-3, 1922-1925 (3 volumes);
Timber Cruise [Timber Surveys-cabinet 6D], vol. 1-2, 1908 (2 volumes);
Timber Report 1933 Fire [Timber Cruise/Survey-Cabinet 6B], 1933 (1 volume);
Williams Timber Cruises [Survey Record-Cabinet 6D], 1927-1946 (1 volume).

Records at the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum, Third Floor Storage:
Field Reports [Timber and Grazing Survey Records], 1922-1925 (1.50 cu.ft.);
Negatives and Tracings [Timber and Grazing Survey Records-in flat boxes], 1922-1925 (2.50 cu.ft.);
Tillamook County [Timber Cruise Field Reports-in black covers], 1924 (5 volumes);
Township Reports [Timber and Grazing Survey Records-in flat box], 1922-1925 (.40 cu.ft.).

Records at the Tillamook County Web Site:
Survey Records [includes filed surveys, partitions, subdivisions, and related records], ca.1922-present (Internet).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Online Land Records [includes various federal land survey records related to Oregon such as survey plats and field notes, mineral surveys, and historical indices], ca.1850-present (Bureau of Land Management).

 

Tax Lot Cards

1948-1994

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.

Since 1992 tax lot information has been maintained on computer in the Assessment and Taxation Department offices.

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Assessment and Taxation Department Office:
Dead TL Cards [Tax Lot Cards-Official Record of Descriptions of Real Property], ca.1948-ca.1994 (3.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Basement, Old DCD Storage Area, Assessment and Taxation Space:
[Tax Lot Cards-Official Record of Descriptions of Real Property], ca.1948-1994 (24 cu.ft.).

 

Water Rights Records

1906-1994

Series documents the authorization by the state and local governments for the use of public waters. Series includes water rights, licenses, and certificates of water rights issued by the state and filed with the county. Records may include alphabetical indexes to the certificates, transcripts, statements, evidence, and other records specifically related to water rights cases heard by circuit and appellate courts. Information includes names of individuals proving water rights; locations of water rights including the township, range, and section number; descriptions of land under such rights; and limitations of appropriations of rights and use of rights (i.e., length of time, usage). Original water rights certificates are filed with the Oregon Water Resources Department.

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Clerk's Record Room:
Certificates of Water Rights [with index], vol. 1, 1914-1955 (1 volume);
Index to Miscellaneous Microfilmed Records [includes mining claims, water rights, and a few delayed birth registrations], vol. 1-2, 1968-1994 (2 volumes);
Water Rights [Record-with index], vol. 1-2, 1906-1967 (2 volumes).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
Water Right Cancellation Orders, 1962-1979 (.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the TLC Bank Building, County Surveyor's Office:
E Maps Water Rights, ca.1912-ca.1980 (.50 cu.ft.).

 

Zoning Records

1954-[ongoing]

Series documents the development and implementation of codes and policies relating to the zoning of county lands and to illustrate and locate the various zoned areas within the county. Records include uniform zone codes and ordinances depicting various zoned lands in the county. Information in codes and ordinances includes definition, code/ordinance numbers, purposes, uses, conditions for use, and changes made to codes/ordinances. Maps include area and/or zone descriptions, dates created, scales, and commissioners' signatures. Areas are typically zoned for residential, industrial, commercial, flood plain, agricultural, timber, public and government, and mineral extraction uses.

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
Ord. #32 Land Use [Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance], 1982 (1 cu.ft.);
Ordinance #32 [Amendments to Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance], 1982-1996 (2 cu.ft.);
Ordinance #33 [Amendments to Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance], 1982-1996 (1 cu.ft.);
Ordinance 32 Exception Maps [Comprehensive Plan-includes zoning information], 1981 (.40 cu.ft.);
Ordinance No. 32 & 33 [Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance], 1984-1996 (1 cu.ft.);
Planning & Zoning Orders, Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law & Decision, Zone Changes, Variances & Etc., 1976-2009 (1 cu.ft.);
Planning & Zoning Ordinances [includes comprehensive plan, zoning, and subdivision information], no. 1-31, 1964-2002 (1 cu.ft.); no. 34-36, 1981-2005 (.25 cu.ft.);
Planning Commission Orders, Findings, Decisions, Zone Changes, Ordinance Amendments], 1990-2001 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
[Planning Commission Conditional Use, Zone Change, Etc. [Records], 2009-present (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Elections Basement Storage Room:
Ordinance #33 [Comprehensive Plan Zoning Maps-rolled], ca.1982-1984 (ca.3.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the TLC Bank Building, County Community Development Department Office, 1st Floor:
[Zoning Maps], 1981-present (6 binders);
[Zoning Maps-hanging files], n.d.-1981 (3 volumes); 1981-present (3 volumes).

Records at the TLC Bank Building, County Community Development Department Office, 2nd Floor:
BOCC Orders Planning & Zoning Ord 33 [includes comprehensive plan and zoning information], vol. VIII, 2007-2009 (1 binder);
Ordinance Amendments [includes comprehensive plan and zoning information], 2002 (1 binder);
ZC [Zone Change Records], 2007-present (1.25 cu.ft.).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Basement, Old DCD Storage Area, Community Development Space:
Metsker Maps [Metsker's Atlas of Tillamook County Oregon-modified for proposed zoning purposes-drawer 7], n.d. (1 volume);
[Miscellaneous Planning Reference Maps-includes flood, state forest, stream contour, estuary, zoning, cities, topographic, etc.], ca.1954-present (ca.300 maps);
[Miscellaneous Zoning Maps-includes "old zoning maps" and base maps], ca.1971-n.d. (ca.300 maps);
OA [Ordinance Amendments-includes comprehensive plan and zoning information], 1966-2006 (14 cu.ft.);
ZC [Zone Change Records], 1970-2006 (10 cu.ft.);
Zoning Ordinance, 1969-1981 (1 binder).

Records at the Tillamook County Public Works Department Building, Office:
[Index Cards-includes major partition and zone change entries-by township and range], ca.1980-present (.35 cu.ft.).

Records at the Tillamook County Web Site:
Land Use Ordinance [includes zoning regulation information], 1981-present (Internet).

 

Inventory by Gary Halvorson, Senior Archivist
Last Update: September 6, 2012

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