Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Wallowa County Records Inventory
Justice Court Case Files
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 Wallowa County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Criminal Cases [Justice and Circuit Court Case Files], 1924-1936 (.25 cu.ft.);
Transcript from Justice Court Old, 1913-1917 (.10 cu.ft.);
Transcripts Justice Court Criminal, 1923-1939 (.10 cu.ft.).
Records at the Wallowa County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement Elections Storage Room:
Justice Court [Case Files-Enterprise District], 1922-1925 (1 cu.ft.);
Justice of Court [Case Files-Enterprise District], 1916-1921 (1 cu.ft.);
Justice of the Peace [Justice Court Case Files-Enterprise District], 1907-1915 (1 cu.ft.).