Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Wasco County Records Inventory
Judgment and Execution Records
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, 1859-1883 (1 volume);
Execution Docket [Circuit Court-with index], 1894-1913 (1 volume);
Execution Docket [Sheriff], vol. 1, 1894-1895 (1 volume);
Execution Docket [Sheriff-with index], vol. 1, 1908-1919 (1 volume);
Index County Court Judgments, Fee Book, Execution Docket, Cause Docket [also indexes probate estates], 1860 (1 volume);
Index to Execution Docket County Court, 1859-1883 (1 volume);
Judgment Docket Circuit Court, vol. D, 1909-1934 (1 volume);
Judgment Lien Docket [Circuit Court], vol. C, 1893-1910 (1 volume);
Judgment Lien Docket Circuit Court [with index], 1859-1893 (2 volumes).
Records at the Wasco County Courthouse, Basement County Archives:
Index for Circuit Court Books [includes judgments and executions], 1859-n.d. (1 volume).