Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Wasco County Records Inventory

Foreclosure Records


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 Oregon State Archives:
Sheriff's Certificate of Sale, 1894-1904, 1908, 1911 (.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Wasco County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
[Sheriff's Certificate of Sale-Foreclosure], 1902-1907 (.10 cu.ft.);
Sheriff's Deed Foreclosure Records, vol. 1, 1896-1906 (1 volume);
Wasco County Deeds [includes foreclosed property], 1860-1996 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Wasco County Courthouse, Basement County Archives:
Certificates of Redemption [Stubs], no. 1-500, 1894-1899 (2 volumes);
Delinquency Certificates [title varies], 1908-1923 (15 volumes);
Register of Delinquent Receipts [Certificates of Delinquency], 1908-1920 (1 volume);
Tax Sale Redemption Certificate, 1903-1909 (5 volumes);
Tax Sales Record, 1890-1892 (1 volume).


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