Oregon Historical County Records Guide

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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:
[Criminal Case Docket-includes circuit, county, and justice court cases-with index], 1916-1921 (1 volume);
Justice Court Journal Precinct of Hillsboro, vol. C, 1875-1882 (1 volume);
Justice Court Records [Beaver Dam Precinct Docket-with index], 1858-1861 (1 reel of microfilm);
Justice Court Records [Butte Precinct Docket], 1858-1867 (1 reel of microfilm);
Justice Court Records [Hillsboro Precinct Docket], 1864-1871, 1875-1882 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Washington County Historical Records Vault:
Docket [Justice Court Criminal-Hillsboro District-with index], vol. 16, 1939-1944 (1 volume);
Dockets [Justice Docket-Butte Precinct], 1858-1867 (1 volume);
[Justice Court Docket Tigard], 1933-1938 (1 volume);
Justice Court Journal Hillsboro Precinct, vol. A, 1864-1871 (1 volume);
Justice Docket [Banks District], 1928-1931 (1 volume);
Justice Docket [Beaverton District-with index], 1934-1941 (1 volume); 1940-1943 (1 volume);
[Justice Docket Beaverton District-with index], 1928-1933 (1 volume);
Justice Docket [Dilley District], 1896-1925 (1 volume);
Justice Docket Dilley Precinct [with index], 1893-1895 (1 volume);
Justice Docket District No. 5 [North Hillsboro], 1897-1920 (1 volume);
Justice Docket [Forest Grove District-with index], vol. 5-6, 1926-1930 (2 volumes);
Justice Docket Forest Grove [with index], vol. 7-8, 1931-1938 (2 volumes);
Justice Docket Hillsboro District [with index], vol. 1-12, 1911-1934 (12 volumes); 1919-1922 (1 volume);
Justice Docket [Hillsboro District-with index], vol. 13-15, 1934-1940 (3 volumes); vol. 17, 1939-1942 (1 volume);
Justice Docket North Hillsboro District [with index], 1903-1913 (1 volume);
Justice Docket [Sherwood District-with index], 1925-1941 (1 volume);
Justice of the Peace Docket [Forest Grove District-with index], vol. 1-4, 1899-1926 (4 volumes);
Record [Justice Court Docket-Hillsboro District-with index], vol. E, 1889-1894 (1 volume);
Records [Justice Court Docket-Hillsboro District-with index], 1882-1889 (1 volume);
Record THD Justice District [Hillsboro District], 1883-1893 (1 volume);
Register of Scalp Bounty Warrants [actually Justice Court Docket-South Hillsboro District-with index], vol. 1, 1906-1908 (1 volume);
Small Claims Justice Court Tigard Oregon [Docket], 1939-1946 (1 volume).

Records at the Washington County Museum, Research Library and Archives:
[Washington County Court Records #12-Justice Court Docket], 1859-1870 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Oregon Historical Society:
Mss. 1285B [Justice Docket-West Cedar District], 1894-1918 (1 volume).


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