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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Washington County Records Inventory

Circuit Court Dockets

1847-1982

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:
Bench Docket Circuit Court, 1863-1891 (1 volume);
Bench Docket [U.S. District Court], 1852-1855 (1 volume);
Circuit Court Bench Docket, vol. 1-6, 1891-1915 (6 volumes);
Circuit Court Fee Book [includes U.S. District Court], 1851-1862 (1 volume);
[Criminal Case Docket-includes circuit, county, and justice court cases-with index], 1916-1921 (1 volume);
District and Circuit Court Records [Bench Docket-U.S. District Court], 1851-1855 (1 reel of microfilm);
District and Circuit Court Records [Fee Book-includes Tuality County Circuit Court and U.S. District Court], 1847-1951 (1 reel of microfilm);
District and Circuit Court Records [Record of Judgments and Fees], 1851-1862 (1 reel of microfilm);
District and Circuit Court Records [Tuality Circuit Court Record], 1847-1848 (1 reel of microfilm);
District and Circuit Court Records [U.S. District Court Record], 1849-1856 (1 reel of microfilm);
Fee Book Circuit Court, vol. 1, 1892-1894 (1 volume);
Fee Book Circuit Court [with index], vol. 2-10, 1894-1912 (9 volumes); vol. 12-16, 1913-1929 (5 volumes);
Indirect Index to Cases [indexes circuit court bench docket no. 5 and corresponding judgment rolls], 1906-1909 (1 volume);
Journal [Circuit Court Bench Docket], 1911-1913 (1 volume).

Records at the Washington County Justice Services Building, Circuit Court Civil Office, Microfilm Cabinet:
[Circuit Court Criminal Docket], vol. 1-13, 1962-1982 (3 reels of microfilm);
[Circuit Court Fee Book], vol. 34-48, ca.1964-1981 (5 reels of microfilm);
[Circuit Court Trial Dockets], 1913-1925 (1 reel of microfilm); 1945-1963 (5 reels of microfilm);
[Domestic Relations Fee Books], vol. 1-16, 1968-1982 (5 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Washington County Justice Services Building, Circuit Court Criminal Records Room:
Criminal Docket Circuit Court [with index], vol. 3-4, 1970-1973 (2 volumes).

Records at the Walnut Street Center Building, Second Floor Circuit Court Archives:
Bench Docket [Circuit Court-includes mostly marriage dissolution], 1976-1981 (1 volume);
[Circuit Court Civil Bench Docket], 1977-1981 (1 volume);
Circuit Court Fee Book [with index], vol. 18-30, 1929-1961 (13 volumes); vol. 33, 1963-1964 (1 volume);
Criminal Docket Circuit Court, vol. 1-2, 1962-1970 (2 volumes); vol. 5-13, 1973-1982 (9 volumes);
Trial Docket Circuit Court [with index], vol. 5, 1892-1893 (1 volume).

Records at the Washington County Historical Records Vault:
Circuit Court Fee Book [with index], 1852-1881 (1 volume);
Circuit Court Motion Book Forest Grove, 1889-1890 (1 volume);
[Day Book Circuit Court], 1897 (1 volume);
Fee Book and Register Circuit Court [with index], 1880-1888 (1 volume);
Fee Book Circuit Court [with index], vol. 11, 1913-n.d. (1 volume);
Fee Book Tuality County Circuit Court, 1847-1851 (1 volume);
Field Book and Register Circuit Court [with index], 1886-1892 (1 volume);
Records [Fee Book County, Circuit, and Probate Courts], 1865-1871 (1 volume);
Records [Fee Book-County, Circuit, and Probate Courts-with index], 1868-1877 (1 volume);
Rec'rd Fee Book Circuit Court [Record-with index], 1860-1875 (1 volume).

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