Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Wasco County Records Inventory

Justice Court Dockets


Series documents criminal and civil cases brought before justice of the peace courts. Dockets include defendant, plaintiff, attorney, witness, and juror names; action dates and nature of cases; judgments; and statements of costs. Actions include complaints, summonses, appearances, testimonies, bonds, judgments, pleas, fines, jail terms, marriages, and writs of attachment. Civil and criminal cases include larceny, burglary, recovering money or personal property, trespassing, hunting out of season, and illegal voting. 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:
Court Cases Justice [Docket-includes some county court cases], 1858-1862 (1 volume);
Criminal Justice Court Record [The Dalles Precinct], 1902-1903 (1 volume);
Justice Court Civil Record [The Dalles Precinct], 1902-1903 (1 volume);
Justice Court Kingsley Pct Civil & Criminal [Precinct-Docket], 1882-1891 (1 volume);
Justice of the Peace Docket [The Dalles Civil District], 1904-1905 (1 volume).

Records at the Wasco County Courthouse, Basement County Archives:
Justice Court Civil Cases [Docket Sheets-The Dalles District], 1938-1940 (.40 cu.ft.);
Justice Court Criminal Cases [Docket Sheets-The Dalles District], 1927-1936 (.25 cu.ft.); 1938-1940 (.25 cu.ft.);
Justice Court Criminal Cases [Docket-The Dalles Precinct], 1927-1936 (1 volume); 1938-1940 (1 volume);
Justice Court Docket [The Dalles District-with index], 1901-1904 (1 volume).

Records at the Oregon Historical Society:
Mss. 2390B Justice Docket [Wapinitia Precinct-with index], 1911-1938 (1 volume).


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