Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Washington County Records Inventory

Land Title Registers


Series records the ownership of land within the county. Records may include title registers, land indexes, land registration registers, torrens registry of titles, indexes to registered land, certificates of title, town lot indexes, ownership registers, and plat books. Information includes parties involved, land descriptions, dates, number and nature of titles, subdivisions, title holders, terms, discharge dates, and registrar's signatures. The torrens system of land registration was abolished in 1972 by Oregon law. Additional land ownership records may be found in the Deeds and Indexes series.

Records at the Washington County Historical Records Vault:
Acreage Index [Torrens], ca.1910-1972 (1 volume);
Index to Registered Owners, vol. 1, ca.1910-1972 (1 volume);
Land Registration Docket, vol. 1, 1907-1915 (1 volume);
Register of Titles, vol. 1-4, 1907-1972 (4 volumes);
Title Registration Torrens System, no. 1-18, 1907 (.15 cu.ft.);
Tract Index Lots and Blocks, vol. 1, ca.1910-1972 (1 volume).

Records at the Washington County Contracted Off-site Records Storage:
Torrens System [Records-title varies], no. 1-138, 1916-1948 (6 cu.ft.).

Records at the Washington County Museum, Research Library and Archives:
[Land Ownership Atlases], vol. I-III, n.d. (3 volumes).


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