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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Washington County Records Inventory - Scrollable Version

The following information is based on an October 2013 inventory:


Addresses and links to offices and repositories listed in the inventory:
Main Washington County Web site: http://www.co.washington.or.us/

Assessment and Taxation Cartography Office Area: Public Services Building, Suite 240, 155 N First Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97124;
Circuit Court Offices (All offices): 150 N First Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97124;
Commissioners Office: Public Services Building, 155 N First Ave, Suite 300, Hillsboro, OR 97124;
Contracted Off-site Microfilm/Records Storage: No public access. Request records from the relevant office (e.g., recording, assessment, etc.);
County Fair Office: 873 NE 34th Ave, Hillsboro, OR  97124;
County Historical Records Vault: No public access. Request records from the relevant office (e.g., recording, assessment, etc.);
County Imaging Center: No public access. Request records from the relevant office (e.g., recording, assessment, etc.);
County Records Center: No public access. Request records from the relevant office (e.g., recording, assessment, etc.);
Current Planning Section Office: Public Services Building, 155 N First Ave, Suite 350, Hillsboro, OR 97124;
Developmental Disabilities Program Management Supervisor's Office: Public Services Building, 155 N First Ave, Suite 250, Hillsboro, OR 97124;
Health and Human Services Department Office: Public Services Building, 155 N First Ave, Suite 250, Hillsboro, OR 97124;
Justice Services Building (All circuit court offices and storage areas): 150 N First Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97124;
Long Range Planning Section Office: Public Services Building, 155 N First Ave, Suite 350, Hillsboro, OR 97124;
Northwest Regional Education Service District Office, Vault: 5825 NE Ray Circle, Hillsboro OR 97124;
Oregon Historical Society: 1200 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205;
Oregon State Archives: 800 Summer St NE, Salem, OR 97310;
Public Research Area (Assessment and Taxation Department): Public Services Building, 155 N First Ave, Suite 130, Hillsboro, OR 97124;
Public Services Building (All offices and storage areas): 155 N First Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97124;
Recording Division Office: Public Services Building, 155 N First Ave, Suite 130, Hillsboro, OR 97124;
Survey Section Vault: No public access. Request records from the county Survey Section office in Public Services Building, Suite 350;
Walnut Street Center Building, Second Floor Circuit Court Archives: No public access. Request records from the circuit court office;
Walnut Street Center Building, Survey Section Offices: 1400 SW Walnut St, Hillsboro, OR 97123;
Washington County Courthouse (All offices and storage areas): 150 N First Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97124;
Washington County Museum: (located at Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus-by appointment only) 17677 NW Springville Rd, Portland, OR 97229.



Note: Titles listed in this inventory are exactly as they appear on the outside of a volume, box, drawer, or other container. If the title is only in brackets [ ], the record has no external identifying information. Text inside the brackets includes either exact title information from the inside of the volume, box, etc. or a functional title.

Access note: Please call the County Archivist at 503-846-8844 if you cannot determine a relevant office (e.g., recording office for deed records) to contact for access to records stored at the county records center, county historical records vault, contracted off-site storage, or the Imaging Center.

 

Aerial Photographs

1955-1996

Series provides visual documentation of changes made to county lands through development and by natural and man-made disasters. The photographs are taken at intervals along a series of flight paths to attain coverage of all or part of a county. They generally include flight path or township, range, and section numbers; show natural and man-made features; and are produced in black and white or color prints to varying scales. An index by quadrant may also be included.

The searchable InterMap GIS database includes aerial photographs. The searchable iSpirits research tool includes aerial photography map layers.

Records at the Public Services Building, Suite 350, Current Planning Section Office:
[Aerial Photograph Negative Film Roll, 1992 (.50 cu.ft.);
[Aerial Photograph Negatives], 1974 (ca.90 photographs);
[Aerial Photographs-with index], 1960 (ca.100 photographs); 1969 (ca.100 photographs); 1974 (ca.200 photographs); 1979-1980 (ca.200 photographs); 1989 (ca.25 photographs); 1990 (ca.400 photographs);
Aerials Flood [Photographs-Color], 1996 (ca.200 photographs);
Spencer B. Gross City-County Joint Planning [Aerial Photographs-with index], ca.1965 (ca.300 photographs).

Records at the Public Services Building, Suite 350, Long Range Planning Section Office, Map Cabinet:
Assorted Air Photos, 1955, 1956, 1971, 1979 (ca.75 photographs);
Metro Air Photos, 1988, 1991, 1992 (ca.100 photographs).

Records at the Public Services Building, Room 202, Survey Section Vault:
Base Map Aerials [Photographs-with index], ca.1982 (36 photographs).

Records at the Walnut Street Center Building, Second Floor, Survey Section Road Survey Unit Office Area:
Old PSB Maps & Photos [Aerial Photographs-with notations], n.d. (ca.75 photographs).

Records at the Washington County Museum, Research Library and Archives:
Aerial Maps [Photographs], n.d. (ca.300 photographs);
[Aerial Photographs], 1955 (ca.45 photographs);
Mounted Aerial Maps [Soil Classification], n.d. (ca.500 photographs).

 

Animal Bounty Records

1909-1957

Series documents the payment of county and state bounty money to individuals who presented the scalps and other prescribed body parts of targeted predatory animals. The program was intended to control the threat to livestock. Examples of targeted animals include coyote, cougar, mountain lion, panther, wildcat, bobcat, lynx, and wolf. Records include registers, affidavits, certificates, and statements. Information includes claimant and affiant names; kind of animal; number of scalps; date killed or presented; and number, amount, and date of warrant. The records are also referred to as scalp bounty records.

Records at the Washington County Historical Records Vault:
Bounty Record [Animal], 1909-1922 (1 volume); 1954-1957 (1 volume);
Scalp Bounty Affidavits, 1909-1922 (.35 cu.ft.).

 

Assessment and Tax Rolls

1846-[ongoing]

Series documents the assessment of real and personal property, the determination of tax liability, and the collection of county taxes. Assessment, tax, and delinquent tax records are variously labeled as rolls, lists, or summaries. Records show property owner; description and value of urban and agricultural land, personal property, and livestock; assessments, equalizations, and taxes due; and notations on payment and delinquency in payment of taxes. Beginning with 1900, counties have only been required to retain permanently those assessment and tax rolls for years ending in "0" and "5."

The searchable InterMap GIS database includes assessment and tax information.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Assessment and Tax Rolls [title varies], 1852-1855 (4 volumes); 1858-1869 (12 volumes);
Assessment Roll, 1846 (.05 cu.ft.);
Assessment Rolls, 1846-1887 (8 reels of microfilm);
Assessment Rolls [includes tax rolls and delinquent tax rolls], 1871-1903 (92 volumes);
Delinquent Tax Rolls, n.d. (1 volume); 1852-1860 (.30 cu.ft.); 1862 (.10 cu.ft.); 1865-1866 (.05 cu.ft.); 1868-1869 (.05 cu.ft.); 1876 (.05 cu.ft.);
Tax Roll Delinquent Lists, 1855-1860 (3 volumes);
Tax Roll Index, 1920 (1 volume); 1925 (1 volume); 1930 (1 volume); 1935 (1 volume); 1940 (1 volume); 1944-1945 (1 volume);
Tax Roll, n.d. (1 volume).

Records at the Washington County Historical Records Vault:
Add Tax [Additional Tax Roll], 1959-1960 (1 volume);
Assessment and Tax Roll Lands Classified for Reforestation, 1947-1959 (1 volume);
Assessment and Tax Roll O. and C. [Oregon & California] Land Grant, 1916-1938 (1 volume);
Assessment and Tax Rolls [Summaries], 1945-1946 (.05 cu.ft.); 1955-1982 (.15 cu.ft.);
Assessment Roll, 1876 (1 volume); 1878 (1 volume); 1882 (1 volume); 1890-1891 (2 volumes); 1893 (1 volume); 1894 (2 volumes); 1895 (2 volumes); 1896 (3 volumes); 1897 (1 volume); 1898 (2 volumes); 1899 (3 volumes);
[Assessment Summary-Schools], 1939-1948 (8 volumes);
Certificates of Delinquency Issued to Washington County Oregon, 1919-1940 (3 volumes);
Clerk's Delinquent Tax Roll, 1893 (1 volume);
[Delinquent List-Tax], 1889-1890 (1 volume); 1891 (1 volume);
Delinquent List [Tax], 1892 (2 volumes); 1881-1885 (1 volume); 1890 (1 volume);
Delinquent Tax Roll 1878-1881 (4 volumes); 1883 (1 volume); 1894-1900 (7 volumes);
[Delinquent Tax Roll], 1882 (1 volume);
[Delinquent Tax Roll for 1930 and Prior Years], 1925-1935 (1 volume);
District Roads Bennetts Subdivision Assessment [Roll], vol. 33, 1960-1972 (1 volume);
Duplicate Delinquent List [Tax Roll], 1888 ( 1 volume);
Mortgage Tax Roll, 1887-1890 (1 volume);
Public Utility Roll [Tax], 1960-1961 (1 volume);
Real Property Acreage [Tax Register], 1904-1943 (1 volume);
Real Property Tax Register Cities and Subdivisions, 1904-1946 (1 volume);
Recordings Mixed Series, Sheriff's Report of Delinquent Taxes, 1894 (.05 cu.ft.);
Recordings Mixed Series [Tax Roll of School Districts] 1881, 1885-1886, 1892 (.05 cu.ft.);
Reforestation Roll [Tax], 1959-1960 (1 volume);
Register of Delinquent Receipts, vol. 1, 1908-1913 (1 volume);
Tax Collection Register, n.d. (1 volume);
Tax Roll, 1875 (1 volume); 1880 (1 volume); 1962-1967 (4 volumes);
Timber [Assessment Record], 1937-1941 (1 volume).

Records at the Washington County Records Center:
Changes to Tax Roll [title varies], 2004-2013 (ca.25 cu.ft.).

Records at the Public Services Building, Suite 130, Recording Division Office Area:
Corrections to Tax Rolls [Changes], 1983-2003 (130 reels of microfilm);
Misc. Films [Miscellaneous-Record Unpaid Taxes], 1907-1915 (1 reel of microfilm);
Misc. Films [Miscellaneous-Tax Collection Register], 1904-1906 (6 reels of microfilm); 1908 (1 reel of microfilm); 1912 (1 reel of microfilm);
Misc. Films [Miscellaneous-Tax Collection Rolls], 1907, 1909-1910 (2 reels of microfilm);
Tax Rolls, 1875, 1880 (1 reel of microfilm); 1961-1969 (18 reels of microfilm);
Tax Rolls [Assessment and Tax Roll-title varies], 1901-1905 (15 reels of microfilm); 1910 (4 reels of microfilm); 1915 (6 reels of microfilm); 1920 (6 reels of microfilm); 1925 (7 reels of microfilm); 1930 (7 reels of microfilm); 1935-1936 (3 reels of microfilm); 1940 (9 reels of microfilm); 1941-1977 (205 reels of microfilm);
Tax Rolls [Assessment Roll], 1878, 1882, 1891 (1 reel of microfilm); 1893-1898 (4 reels of microfilm);
Tax Rolls [Delinquent List Roll], 1889-1900 (2 reels of microfilm);
Tax Rolls [Delinquent Tax List], 1881, 1884-1885 (1 reel of microfilm);
Tax Rolls [Property Owners Index-title varies], 1909-1960 (11 reels of microfilm); 1971-1974 (2 reels of microfilm); 1976 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Public Services Building, Suite 130, Assessment and Taxation Department Public Research Area, Locked Cabinet:
[Tax Roll], 1983-2011 (30 inches of microfiche).

Records at the Public Services Building, Suite 300, Commissioners Office, Library Area:
Assessment and Tax Roll Summary, 1996-present (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Washington County Justice Services Building, Circuit Court Civil Office, Microfilm Cabinet:
Assessment & Taxation [Assessment Roll], 1878, 1882, 1891, 1893-1899 (5 reels of microfilm);
Assessment & Taxation [Delinquent List Roll], 1889-1900 (2 reels of microfilm);
Assessment & Taxation [Tax Collection Rolls], 1907, 1909-1910 (2 reels of microfilm);
Assessment & Taxation [Tax Roll], 1875, 1880 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Washington County Contracted Off-site Microfilm Storage:
Assessment Tax Roll, 1893-1982 (342 reels of microfilm); 1984-1998 (ca.6 feet of microfiche);
Assessment Tax Roll Delinquent, 1881-1900 (3 reels of microfilm);
Changes to Tax Roll, 1982-2003 (ca.100 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Washington County Museum, Research Library and Archives:
[Assessment & Tax Roll], 1881, 1884-1885 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Assessment Rolls], 1846-1848, 1852-1887 (8 reels of microfilm);
RG 2.002 Microfilm Tax Assessments [Rolls-title varies], 1901-1925 (93 reels of microfilm); 1925-1936 (55 reels of microfilm);
[Tax Roll Washington County-includes Portland], 1852 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Oregon Historical Society:
Mss. 1 [Tax Roll], 1852 (1 volume);
Mss. 1275B Tax Roll, 1855-1856 (1 volume);
Mss. 1283 Assessment Roll [Twality County-typescript], 1846 (.05 cu.ft.).

Records at the Washington County Web Site:
Summary of Assessment & Tax Roll, 2003-present (Internet);
Tax Statements [Searchable Database], 2009-present (Internet).

 

Assumed Business Names Registers

1913-1964

Series documents the registration of business names with the county clerk or recorder. Information includes assumed business name; description of business; filing date; and business owner, notary public, witness, clerk or recorder, and deputy's name. Series may also include an index arranged alphabetically by business name. Businesses which were registered were typically automotive sales, motorcycle repair, merchandise shops, butchers, and feed stores. Since 1964, assumed business names have been filed with the Secretary of State. Assumed business names have been inventoried through 1964. For more recent records, contact the Secretary of State, Business Registry Section.

Records at the Washington County Historical Records Vault:
Assumed Business Name Record, vol. 5-11, 1957-1964 (7 volumes);
Business Names [Assumed], vol. 1-2, 1913-1947 (2 volumes);
Master Index Assumed Business Names, vol. 1, 1913-1964 (1 volume);
Record of Assumed Business Names [with index], vol. 3-4, 1947-1957 (1 volume).

 

Attachment Records

1852-1952

Series documents liens placed on real property by the county to satisfy debts. Attachments are ordered by the circuit court and authorize the sheriff to seize or transfer property to satisfy debts such as loans, mortgages, or tax liens. The sheriff will hold the property in trust until the debt is paid or the property is sold. Information includes defendant name, statement of attachment, property description, statement of return when attachment is satisfied, return of execution, dates attachment is issued and returned, court order, and sheriff's signature. Attachment records have been inventoried through 1920.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Circuit Court Attachments, 1863-1878 (.10 cu.ft.);
Writs of Attachment [Circuit and County Court], 1876-1890 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Washington County Historical Records Vault:
Attachment Register, 1893-1923 (1 volume);
Description of Lands Attached in the Circuit Court, vol. 1, 1852-1890 (1 volume);
Sheriff's Certificate of Attachment [with index], vol. 2-5, 1852-1926 (4 volumes).

Records at the Washington County Contracted Off-site Storage:
Sheriff's Certificate of Attachment [alphabetical arrangement], 1892-1952 (1 cu.ft.).

 

Birth Records

1907-1946

Series documents the recording of births by the county. Records include certificates, affidavits for correction, registers, delayed entry for births and corrected entries. Information includes registration number; child's name, sex, legitimacy, birth date, and birthplace; name, residence, color, age, birthplace, and occupation of father and mother; number of other children born to mother; signature of physician or midwife; filing date; and registrar's signature. Birth records were not required by the state of Oregon until 1903 when the state began to officially register births. Currently these records are filed with the State Registrar, Vital Statistics Section of the Health Division. Birth records have been inventoried through 1920. For information concerning more recent records, contact the State Registrar. Records may also include delayed birth filings that record birth dates preceding 1903. Access to birth records is restricted for 100 years following the date of birth by Oregon Administrative Rule 333-011-0096.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Certificates of Births [Oregon Health Division], 1908-1918 (.05 cu.ft.);
Record of Births and Deaths [Oregon Health Division], 1915-1936 (1 volume).

Records at the Washington County Historical Records Vault:
Birth and Death Record [with index], 1915-1923 (1 volume);
Birth Records From Probate Index [in voters list and poll book], n.d. (1 volume);
Birth Records Gaston and Vicinity [in voters list and poll book], 1915-1936 (1 volume);
Birth Records Sherwood and Vicinity [in voters list and poll book], 1915-1936 (1 volume);
Record of Births and Deaths [District no. 81-includes births until 1936], 1916-1946 (1 volume);
Record of Births and Deaths [District no. 93 Tigard Sherwood-includes births until 1929], 1915-1939 (1 volume);
Record of Births and Deaths [District no. 94-includes births until 1931], 1915-1939 (1 volume);
Record of Births and Deaths [District no. 95 Beaverton-includes births until 1924], 1916-1934 (1 volume);
[Record of Births-with index], 1907-1916 (1 volume).

 

Census Records

1845-1930

Series documents the population, property, and agricultural production of the county. Records may include census rolls and abstracts, farm schedules, abstract of assessment and census, enumeration of inhabitants and industrial products, and enumeration of inhabitants and military enrollment. Information includes number of males and females per age category; head of household; name, age, and gender of household members; occupation and relationship of household members to head of household; and description and value of real and personal property. Information may also include nationality, physical description, birthplace, health, and religion of household members and agricultural production statistics.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Census Roll [Tuality-Washington County-container 22], 1845-1846 (.10 cu.ft.);
Census [Tuality-Washington County], 1846-1848 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Washington County Museum, Research Library and Archives:
1880 U.S. Census Washington County Oregon [Abstract-Genealogical Forum of Portland], 1880 (1 volume);
[Census Washington County-title varies], 1845-1846 (1 reel of microfilm); 1850 (1 reel of microfilm); 1900 (1 reel of microfilm); 1910 (1 reel of microfilm); 1920 (1 reel of microfilm); 1930 (1 reel of microfilm);
United States Census of Northwest Oregon [Abstract-includes Washington County], 1870 (1 volume);
Washington County 1857 Census [Abstract], 1857 (1 volume);
Washington County Oregon U.S. Census [Transcription-Washington County Family History Society], 1900 (2 volumes).

Records at the Oregon Historical Society:
Mss. 1 [Enumeration Roll], 1856 (.05 cu.ft.);
Mss. 1283 Census for Twality County [typescript], 1845-1846 (.05 cu.ft.).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Clatsop County Census [Abstract-included Washington County area], 1850 (US GenWeb Project);
Tuality County Census [Abstract], 1845 (rootsweb.ancestry.com);
Washington County Federal Census
[Abstract], 1860 (US GenWeb Project).

 

Circuit Court Case Files

1844-1983

Series documents cases heard before the circuit courts and the U.S. district courts. U.S. district courts were administered by the federal government during the territorial period and subsequently replaced by the circuit courts upon statehood in 1859. Case files include exhibits, transcripts, indexes, and legal documents such as indictments, subpoenas, fee bills, articles of agreement, bonds, summons, executions, petitions, and injunctions. The case files document civil and criminal actions such as debt, theft, divorce, land claims, arson, murder, rape, assault and battery, and boundary conflicts. Circuit court records continue after 1983 under authority of the state and are maintained by the trial 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:
Circuit Court Case Files [Miscellaneous-with gaps], 1845-1884 (.25 cu.ft.);
Circuit Court Civil Judgement Rolls [arranged alphabetically by plaintiff surname], 1876-1939 (5 cu.ft.);
Circuit Court Criminal Case Files, no. 7134-10474, 1920-1930 (11.75 cu.ft.);
Circuit Court Criminal Cases [Files-with gaps], 1845-1906 (1 cu.ft.);
Circuit Court Judgement Rolls [Miscellaneous], ca.1908-ca.1938 (.50 cu.ft.);
Circuit Court Judgement Rolls, no. 1-2699, ca.1850-1899 (25 cu.ft.);
Defendants Index Circuit Court [Civil Cases], vol. 1, 1844-1875 (1 volume);
Indirect Index to Cases [indexes circuit court bench docket no. 5 and corresponding judgment rolls], 1906-1909 (1 volume);
Judgment Rolls [Circuit Court Civil], no. 4955-9299, 1917-1930 (53 cu.ft.);
Judgment Rolls [Circuit Court Divorce], no. 4955-9299, 1917-1930 (13.50 cu.ft.);
Plaintiffs Index Circuit Court [Civil Cases], vol. 1, 1844-1875 (1 volume);
U.S. District Court Case Records, 1849-1859 (1 cu.ft.);
Search for 1850-1899, 1917-1939 Washington County divorces in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Washington County Justice Services Building, Circuit Court Civil Records Room:
Defendant's Index [Circuit Court Case Files], vol. 1-5, ca.1850-1981 (5 volumes);
Plaintiff's Index [Circuit Court Case Files], vol. 1-5, ca.1850-1981 (5 volumes).

Records at the Washington County Justice Services Building, Circuit Court Civil Office, Microfilm Cabinet:
C.C. Judgment Rolls [Circuit Court Case Files], no. 2700-7133, 1899-ca.1924 (73 reels of microfilm);
Circuit Court Cases [Files-title varies], no. 11069-34197, ca.1940-1974 (328 reels of microfilm);
[Defendant's Index to Circuit Court-Case Files], vol. 1-5, ca.1850-1981 (3 reels of microfilm);
[Index to Criminal Case Files], n.d.-1982 (1 reel of microfilm);
Marriage [Domestic Court Files-Circuit Court Case Files], no. D820001-D832311, 1982-1983 (68 reels of microfilm);
[Plaintiff's Index to Circuit Court-Case Files], vol. 1-5, ca.1850-1981 (2 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Washington County Justice Services Building, Circuit Court Criminal Records Room:
State Criminal Index [Case File], n.d.-1982 (1 volume).

Records at the Walnut Street Center Building, Second Floor Circuit Court Archives:
Circuit Court Civil [Case Files-title varies], no. 34198-43828, 820001-831843, 1974-1983 (152 cu.ft.);
Circuit Court Criminal [Case Files], no. 8746-21403, 1933-1981 (142 cu.ft.); 82.0001-83.1122, 1982-1983 (29 cu.ft.);
Domestic Relations [Circuit Court Case Files], no. D001-D20524, 1968-1981 (125 cu.ft.);
Misdemeanor [Circuit Court Case Files], no. D001-D19496, 1958-n.d. (10 cu.ft.);
Vault Index Circuit Court, vol. 1-2, n.d. (2 volumes).

Records at the Washington County Historical Records Vault:
C.C. State Cases Orders [Circuit Court], 1897-1933 (.20 cu.ft.);
C.C. State Cases Pending J.P. Transcripts [includes justice court documents], 1893-1917 (.35 cu.ft.);
Indirect Index to Cases [Circuit Court], vol. 1, 1893-1915 (1 volume).

Records at the Washington County Museum, Research Library and Archives:
RG 2.26 Washington County Criminal Indictments [Circuit Court Documents], 1880-1930 (1 cu.ft.).

 

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).

 

Circuit Court Journals

1846-1984

Series records chronological narratives of the proceedings of the court including actions taken such as decrees, judgments, arrangements, sentences, dismissals, and grand jury reports. Information includes plaintiff, defendant, and attorney names; term of court; character and date of case; case number; and date of issue. The term "judgment" refers to judicial decisions regarding the verdict, decision, or judgment rendered by the court and is distinct from those judgments relating to the recovery of court costs and awards (see Judgment and Execution Dockets). Circuit court records continue after 1983 under authority of the state and are maintained by the trial 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:
Circuit Court [Journal Indexes], 1859-1883 (2 volumes);
Circuit Court Journal [title varies-with index], vol. 6-32, 1894-1932 (27 volumes);
Circuit Court Minute Books, 1895-1911 (7 volumes);
Final Record Circuit Court [Circuit Court Journal], vol. 2-3, 1877-1888 (2 volumes);
Records [Circuit Court Journal], 1859-1877 (1 volume);
Tuality District Court Records [Order Books-includes some judicial actions], 1846-1849 (.05 cu.ft.).

Records at the Washington County Justice Services Building, Circuit Court Civil Office, Microfilm Cabinet:
Probate and Circuit Court Cases [Circuit Court Journal], vol. 106-121, ca.1950-1964 (8 reels of microfilm);
Probate and Circuit Court Cases [Probate and Circuit Court Journals-Orders-title varies], vol. 122-536, 82.42-84.17, 1964-1984 (228 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Walnut Street Center Building, Second Floor Circuit Court Archives:
Final Record Circuit Court [Journal], vol. 4, 1888-1892 (1 volume).

Records at the Washington County Historical Records Vault:
Circuit Court [Journal Index], 1883-1888 (1 volume);
Circuit Court Records [Journal], 1849-1856 (1 volume);
Circuit Court Record [U.S. District Court Journal-includes naturalization actions], vol. 1, 1849-1852 (1 volume);
Circuit Court Wash. Co. [Washington County Journal], vol. II, 1849-1856 (1 volume).

 

Clerk and Recorder Miscellaneous Recordings

1854-1977

Series documents the recording of a variety of legal documents filed in the clerk's or recorder's office. These documents were not required to be filed with the clerk and often included filings such as birth and marriage certificates of individuals who were born or married outside of the county but wanted the document to be filed in their county of residence. Other documents include wills, obligation bonds, quit claims, deeds, conveyances, mortgage satisfactions, agreements, charters, partnership dissolutions, contracts, powers of attorney, liens, leases, marriage licenses, military discharges, ministerial certificates, medical personnel licenses, birth and death certificates, and affidavits of publication. Information includes dates filed, name of individual filing, type of action, and volume and page number where recorded. Series may also include alphabetical indexes of individuals filing a recording. Clerk and Recorder Miscellaneous Recordings have been inventoried through 1965.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Document Recording Index [Index Miscellaneous Records-Direct and Indirect], 1854-1920 (2 volumes);
Record [Clerk's Miscellaneous Record], vol. A, 1854-1894 (1 volume).

Records at the Washington County Historical Records Vault:
Miscellaneous Record No. 1 Index, 1888-1898 (1 volume);
Miscellaneous Record [unbound], vol. 3, 1919-1948 (1 volume);
Miscellaneous Record, vol. 1-2, 1888-1922 (2 volumes); vol. B-H, 1894-1937 (7 volumes).

Records at the Public Services Building, Suite 130, Public Research Area:
Miscellaneous Records [Direct & Indirect Misc. Records-Miscellaneous Record Index], 1854-1977 (1 reel of microfilm);
Miscellaneous Records [Misc. Books-Miscellaneous Record], vol. A-V, 1854-1964 (15 reels of microfilm).

 

Clerk and Recorder Official Filings

1964-[ongoing]

Series documents the filing of transactions, authorized by statute, with the clerk or recorder of the county for the purpose of making the transaction a matter of public record. Information includes dates filed, type and description of transactions, filing numbers, names of parties involved, amounts charged or assessed, and clerk or recorder's signatures. Series may also include alphabetical indexes that contain volume and page numbers where recorded and names of individual filing transactions. Transactions include records that were previously maintained separately, such as mortgages; deeds; military service records; federal, mechanic's, and road improvement liens; mining claims; satisfactions; judgment assignments; notarial commissions; medical and ministerial licenses; oaths; and affidavits of publication. This series is commonly referred to as the Book of Records.

See separate indexes for Deeds, Mortgages, etc. until 1977. Book of Records indexing information and searchable document images from 1979 to the present are available on computers in the public research area of Suite 130 in the Public Services Building. Security microfilm of the Book of Records to the present is stored at contracted off-site storage.

Records at the Public Services Building, Suite 130, Public Research Area:
Book of Records, no. 521-1229, 78.1-2001.095799, 1964-2001 (2961 reels of microfilm);
Microfiche [Book of Records Index], 1977-1988 (1 binder).

 

Corner Survey Records

1870-[ongoing]

Series documents the establishment and/or restoration of survey corners or monuments by the county surveyor or registered land surveyors. Records include maps, field survey restoration notes, historical notes, and indexes. Information includes description of corners; existing markers; descriptions of new markers and any changes made to the locations; property owners; township, range, and section numbers; donation land claim information; date the new markers were set; and surveyor's signatures.

The searchable iSpirits research tool includes images of public land corner records.

Records at the Public Services Building, Room 202, Survey Section Vault:
U.S. Bearing Trees [Record-with visual index], vol. 1, 1885-1971 (1 volume);
USBT Book [United States Bearing Trees-some with index], vol. 2-10, 1971-1997 (9 volumes);
USBT Notes [United States Bearing Trees-on mylar-with index], 1997-present (4 cu.ft.).

Records at the Walnut Street Center Building, Second Floor, Survey Section Land Corner Unit Office Area:
CS Field Books [County Surveyor-includes corner survey information], ca.1978-present (135 volumes);
[Survey Field Books-includes notes by Barrows, Barber, Barney, Bosworth Chandler, Gale, Graham, Hobbs, Huson, Jensen, Lomax, Meacham, Mills, MacIntyre, McGee, Morill, Newell Gossett & Walsh, Reiter, Walker, Wilkes, and county surveyors-includes land corner and road survey information-with index], ca.1870-present (ca.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Washington County Web Site:
Map Gallery [Miscellaneous Maps-includes election, environmental, general, land corner, land use, locational, planning, survey, and transportation], 2000-present (Internet);
Public Land Corners Search Tool [Searchable Database], n.d.-present (Internet).

 

Coroner and Inquest Records

1852-1959

Series records the results of the examination of a corpse by the county coroner at the request of the county sheriff. It also documents the proceedings and results of inquests ordered by the district attorney. Reports include date filed; name, age, sex, race, parentage, and birthplace of deceased; date, place, and time of death; names of undertaker and coroner; testimony; and costs. Early reports were narrative accounts detailing the cause of death. After 1900, a standardized form was used for reporting results. Inquest transcripts include coroner and juror names, signatures, and actions; witness names; testimony; and verdict. Coroner and inquest records have been inventoried through 1965.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Coroners Inquest Records, 1852-1890 (.10 cu.ft.);
Coroner's Records [includes inquests and reports-surname letters S through Z only], 1869-1919 (.35 cu.ft.);
County Court Records [Inquests-Coroner's-reel no. 6], 1852-1890 (1 reel of microfilm);
Search for 1869-1919 Washington County coroner's reports in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Washington County Historical Records Vault:
Inquests [Coroner's], 1890-1912, 1914-1959 (4 cu.ft.).

Records at the Washington County Museum, Research Library and Archives:
[Washington County Court Records #10-Inquests], 1852-1890 (1 reel of microfilm).

 

County Budgets

1932-[ongoing]

Series documents the annual allotment of funds for county government operations as agreed to by the board of commissioners. Information includes total amount of funds budgeted for each office. Later budgets may include organizational charts and a narrative of each county office function.

Records at the Washington County Historical Records Vault:
[Budget Allowance and Expenditures], 1932-1958 (1 volume).

Records at the Public Services Building, Suite 130, Recording Division Office Area:
[Adopted Budget], 1961-1996 (12 reels of microfilm);
[Commissioners' Adopted Budget], 1997-1998 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Public Services Building, Suite 300, Commissioners Office, Library Area:
Adopted Budget [Washington County-includes some budget summaries and program details-in binders-title varies], 1974-present (ca.15 cu.ft.).

Records at the Washington County Contracted Off-site Records Storage:
BOC Adopted Budgets [Board of Commissioners], 1961-2000 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Washington County Web Site:
County Budget [includes budget reports and summaries], 2007-present (Internet).

 

County Commissioners Administrative Journals

1844-[ongoing]

Series documents all administrative actions of the board of county commissioners and the county court. In most counties, the board of county commissioners has assumed the administrative duties and responsibilities of the county court. Administrative actions include levying taxes; budgeting; approving appropriations; appointing county officials; approving officials bonds and annual reports; receiving petitions and remonstrances concerning county roads; defining and establishing county roads; calling bond elections for the construction of county buildings; compiling jury lists and conducting hearings; approving salaries and expenses of county officials; confirming elections; and issuing licenses for such things as liquor, ferries, warehouses, and groceries. The series may be referred to as the County Court Administrative Journal, Commissioner's Minutes, County Court Docket, or Board of Commissioners Meeting Records.

County business in Washington County and its predecessor, Tuality County, 1843-1849, was conducted by the county court until adoption of home rule in the 1962. Currently, the administrative and policy making functions are the responsibility of the board of county commissioners.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Bench Docket County Court [includes judicial, probate, and administrative actions], 1863-1882 (1 volume);
County Court Petitions, 1844-1889 (.10 cu.ft.);
Tuality District Court Records [Order Books-includes some judicial actions], 1846-1849 (.05 cu.ft.).

Records at the Public Services Building, Suite 130, Recording Division Office Area:
Board of Commissioners Index [indexes minute orders, resolutions, orders, and contracts-title varies], 1965-2011 (15 binders);
BOC [Board of Commissioners Proceedings] 1962-1976 (4 reels of microfilm);
BOC [Board of Commissioners Worksession Minutes], 1973-1998 (12 reels of microfilm); 1999-2002 (4 reels of microfilm);
BOC Journals [Board of Commissioners-Commissioners Dockets], vol. 2-16, 1887-1965 (9 reels of microfilm);
BOC Journals [Board of Commissioners-County Court Commissioner Pending], 1916-1938 (1 reel of microfilm);
BOC Journals [Board of Commissioners Journal Indexes-to vol. 11-95B], 1911-1979 (3 reels of microfilm);
BOC Journals [Board of Commissioners], vol. 2-95B, 1852-1979 (16 reels of microfilm);
BOC [Washington County Board of Commissioners Special Session], 1975-1978 (1 reel of microfilm);
Commissioners Meeting Folders [title varies], 1963-2003 (198 reels of microfilm);
Minute Orders [Board of Commissioners], no. 67.1-98.544, 1967-1998 (101 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Public Services Building, Suite 300, Commissioners Office:
BCC Meeting Folders [Board of County Commissioners-includes minute orders], 2013-present (7 cu.ft.).

Records at the Public Services Building, Suite 300, Commissioners Office, Reception Desk:
BCC Worksession Minutes [Board of County Commissioners], 2012-present (4 binders).

Records at the Public Services Building, Room 202, Survey Section Vault:
Commissioners Journals, vol. 2-95B, 1852-1979 (19 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Washington County Historical Records Vault:
Commissioners Blotter [Minutes], 1917-1920 (1 volume);
Commissioners Court Blotter [Minutes], 1911-1917 (2 volumes);
Commissioners Journal, vol. 2, 1852-1869 (1 volume);
Commissioners Record [Journal], vol. 5, 1883-1887 (1 volume);
Record Comm. Journal [Commissioners], vol. 3, 1869-1875 (1 volume);
Records Commissioners Journal, vol. 4, 1875-1883 (1 volume).

Records at the Washington County Records Center:
BCC Meeting File [Board of County Commissioners Meeting Records], 2010-2011 (12 cu.ft.);
BOC Meeting/Worksession Files [Board of Commissioners], 2008 (1 cu.ft.); 2010-2011 (2 cu.ft.);
Meeting Records [Board of Commissioners], 2013 (7 cu.ft.);
Minute Orders BOC [Board of Commissioners], 2009-2013 (18 cu.ft.).

Records at the Walnut Street Center Building, Second Floor Circuit Court Archives:
[County Court Administrative Minutes-in back of Probate Fee Book], 1876 (1 volume).

Records at the Washington County Contracted Off-site Microfilm Storage:
BOC Mtg. Minutes, Agendas & Notices [Board of Commissioners], 1987-2001 (5 reels of microfilm);
BOC Worksession Minutes [Board of Commissioners], 1981-2001 (13 reels of microfilm);
Commissioners Meeting Files, 1966-2004 (200 reels of microfilm);
Minute Orders BOC [Board of Commissioners], 1967-2008 (130 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Washington County Contracted Off-site Records Storage:
BOC Agendas/Meeting Notices/Minutes [Board of Commissioners], 1987-1990 (1 cu.ft.);
BOC Meeting Files [Board of Commissioners], 2004-2008 (1 cu.ft.);
BOC Worksession Minutes [Board of Commissioners], 1973-1993 (1 cu.ft.); 2003-2004 (2 cu.ft.); 2007 (1 cu.ft.); 2010 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Washington County Museum, Research Library and Archives:
Bench Docket County Court [includes judicial, probate, and administrative actions], vol. 2, 1887-1894 (1 volume);
[Commissioners Dockets], vol. 2-16, 1887-1965 (9 reels of microfilm);
Commissioners Docket [title varies], vol. 3-16, 1895-1964 (13 volumes);
[Commissioners Journals Indexes-to vol. 11-95B], 1916-1979 (3 reels of microfilm);
[Commissioners Journals-pages only], vol. 34-95B, 1965-1979 (9 reels of microfilm);
[Commissioners Journals], vol. 2-33, 1852-1965 (10 reels of microfilm);
Commissioners Journal [with index], vol. 8-24, 1896-1959 (17 volumes);
Commissioners Record [Journal], vol. 6-7, 1889-1896 (2 volumes);
[Washington County Court Records #15-Tuality Court Records], 1845-1862 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Oregon Historical Society:
Mss. 1283 Record of County Court [Journal for Twality County-typescript], 1847-1848 (.05 cu.ft.).

Records at the Washington County Web Site:
Board Meeting Minutes [Board of Commissioners], 2011-present (Internet).

 

County Commissioners Orders, Ordinances, and Resolutions

1876-[ongoing]

Series documents orders, ordinances, and resolutions passed by the board of county commissioners and the county court regulating and establishing guidelines for specific activities within the county. Information includes activity covered by order, ordinance, or resolution; administrative action number; who introduced; findings of fact; conclusions; recommendations; date heard; and hearings officer name and signature. Activities include noise abatement, nuisances, zoning, animal control, solid waste management, land division regulations, elections, comprehensive plan, and road and bridge use limits.

Records at the Public Services Building, Suite 130, Recording Division Office Area:
Board of Commissioners Index [indexes minute orders, resolutions, orders, and contracts-title varies], 1965-2011 (15 binders);
Minute Orders [Board of Commissioners], no. 67.1-98.544, 1967-1998 (101 reels of microfilm);
Miscellaneous [Exhibits to A Engrossed Ordinance #220-includes comprehensive plan and zoning information], 1982 (2 reels of microfilm);
Miscellaneous [Ordinance #265 Flood Plain Maps-includes comprehensive plan and zoning information], 1982 (1 reel of microfilm);
Miscellaneous [Ordinances-Ord. #280-includes comprehensive plan and zoning information], 1982-1983 (4 reels of microfilm);
Miscellaneous [Ordinances-Ord. #294-includes comprehensive plan and zoning information], 1982 (1 reel of microfilm);
Miscellaneous [Ordinances-Ord. #332-333-includes comprehensive plan and zoning information], 1982 (2 reels of microfilm);
Miscellaneous [Ordinances-Oversize Exhibits Ord. #47, 148, 218, 219, 242, 263, 265-includes zoning map amendments and comprehensive framework plan information], ca.1967-1983 (1 reel of microfilm);
Miscellaneous [Ordinances-Oversize Exhibits Ord. #265-includes comprehensive plan and zoning information], ca.1982 (3 reels of microfilm);
Ordinances [County], no. 1-534, 1963-1998 (10 reels of microfilm);
Ordinances [Prior to Enactment Ordinance 45-294-includes comprehensive plan and zoning information], 1967-1985 (9 reels of microfilm);
R/O [Resolutions & Orders], 1965-1998 (49 reels of microfilm);
R/O [Resolutions & Orders-Commissioners Orders], 1920-1922 (1 reel of microfilm);
R/O [Resolutions & Orders-Index], 1965-1985 (4 reels of microfilm);
Washington County Code, vol. 1, n.d.-present (1 binder).

Records at the Public Services Building, Suite 300, Commissioners Office:
BCC Meeting Folders [Board of County Commissioners-includes minute orders], 2013-present (7 cu.ft.).

Records at the Public Services Building, Suite 350, Long Range Planning Section Office:
Tapes & CDs [Land Use Resolutions and Orders-includes zoning], 1979-1984 (1 reel of microfilm);
Tapes & CDs [Ordinance Exhibits-includes zoning-title varies], 1983-1996 (20 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Public Services Building, Suite 350, Long Range Planning Section Office, Library:
Land Use Ordinance Exhibit Book [includes comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance information], 2003-2006 (35 volumes);
Land Use Ordinances [includes comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance information], 1963-2010 (1 binder);
Ordinances [Land Use-includes comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance information], ca.1980-ca.1985 (21 binders);
Resource Document/CFP [Comprehensive Framework Plan Historical Documents-includes goals, ordinances, resource documents, and related records], ca.1973-ca.1993 (3 cu.ft.);
Washington County Code Update Ordinances [includes comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance information], 1991-1992 (19 binders);
Washington County Comp. Plan [Comprehensive-Community Development Code], vol. IV, 2006 (1 binder);
Washington County Land Use Ordinances [includes comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance information-title varies], no. 91-698, ca.1971-2008 (19 binders).

Records at the Public Services Building, Room 202, Survey Section Vault:
County Road [Record-includes commissioners orders, resolutions, and surveyor reports], no. 2037-3264, 1967-2009 (11 volumes);
Record of County Roads [includes commissioners orders, resolutions, surveyor reports, plats, viewers reports, and related information-no. 6 to 2036-title varies], vol. 2-9, 1876-1967 (8 volumes).

Records at the Washington County Contracted Off-site Microfilm Storage:
BOC Ordinances/Resolutions [Board of Commissioners], 1917-1950 (1 reel of microfilm); ca.1963-ca.1996 (ca.30 reels of microfilm);
Minute Orders BOC [Board of Commissioners], 1967-2008 (130 reels of microfilm);
Resolutions & Orders BOC [Board of Commissioners], 1965-1998 (48 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Washington County Contracted Off-site Records Storage:
Planning Commission Zoning Orders [actually Board of Commissioners], 1971-1977 (3 cu.ft.).

Records at the Washington County Historical Records Vault:
Deed Book no. 445 [Zoning no. 6-Zoning Orders], 1978-1982 (1 volume);
Zoning [Resolutions and Orders-with index], vol. 1-5A, 5B, 1970-1978 (6 volumes).

Records at the Washington County Records Center:
Minute Orders BOC [Board of Commissioners], 2009-2013 (18 cu.ft.);
Resolutions & Orders BOC Scanned [Board of Commissioners], 1999 (1 cu.ft.); 2005-2013 (9 cu.ft.).

Records at the Washington County Web Site:
Community Development Code [includes comprehensive plan, zoning and subdivision and partition information], n.d.-present (Internet);
County Code
[includes land division information], n.d.-present (Internet);
County Road Search Tool [Searchable Database-includes petitions, orders, resolutions, vacations, and related records], n.d.-present (Internet);
Land Use Ordinances [Washington County-includes comprehensive plan and zoning information], 2000-present (Internet);
Land Use Planning Projects [Washington County-includes ordinances and comprehensive plan and zoning information], ca.2012-present (Internet).

 

County Comprehensive Plans

1953-[ongoing]

Series documents the development and revision of a plan for the use of lands within the county. Series includes plans for transportation, energy, housing, population and economics, public facilities and services, urbanization, natural resources, greenways, recreation, agricultural and forest lands, land capability, resource quality, floodplains, landmarks, historic property, rural community center designation, and natural areas. Each plan includes background information about the subject; supporting documentation such as maps, charts, and diagrams; and a narrative description of each aspect of the plan and how it is to be implemented. Series may also include an overall "comprehensive plan" which contains both historical and current looks at county land practices and defines goals and policies adhered to during the creation and implementation of the plan.

Records at the Public Services Building, Suite 130, Recording Division Office Area:
Miscellaneous [Exhibits to A Engrossed Ordinance #220-includes comprehensive plan and zoning information], 1982 (2 reels of microfilm);
Miscellaneous [Ordinance #265 Flood Plain Maps-includes comprehensive plan and zoning information], 1982 (1 reel of microfilm);
Miscellaneous [Ordinances-Ord. #280-includes comprehensive plan and zoning information], 1982-1983 (4 reels of microfilm);
Miscellaneous [Ordinances-Ord. #294-includes comprehensive plan and zoning information], 1982 (1 reel of microfilm);
Miscellaneous [Ordinances-Ord. #332-333-includes comprehensive plan and zoning information], 1982 (2 reels of microfilm);
Miscellaneous [Ordinances-Oversize Exhibits Ord. #47, 148, 218, 219, 242, 263, 265-includes zoning map amendments and comprehensive framework plan information], ca.1967-1983 (1 reel of microfilm);
Miscellaneous [Ordinances-Oversize Exhibits Ord. #265-includes comprehensive plan and zoning information], ca.1982 (3 reels of microfilm);
Ordinances [Prior to Enactment Ordinance 45-294-includes comprehensive plan and zoning information], 1967-1985 (9 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Public Services Building, Suite 350, Long Range Planning Section Office:
Plan Amendment Fiche [PA-Comprehensive Plan Amendment Records], 1981-1999 (5 inches of microfiche);
Plan Amendments [Comprehensive Plan-title varies], 2000-present (10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Public Services Building, Suite 350, Long Range Planning Section Office, Library:
Comprehensive Plan [Development and Goal Records], ca.1982-ca.2000 (3 cu.ft.);
Land Use Ordinance Exhibit Book [includes comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance information], 2003-2006 (35 volumes);
Land Use Ordinances [includes comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance information], 1963-2010 (1 binder);
Ordinances [Land Use-includes comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance information], ca.1980-ca.1985 (21 binders);
Resource Document/CFP [Comprehensive Framework Plan], 1973-1977 (.10 cu.ft.);
Resource Document/CFP [Comprehensive Framework Plan Historical Documents-includes goals, ordinances, resource documents, and related records], ca.1973-ca.1993 (3 cu.ft.);
Washington County Code Update Ordinances [includes comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance information], 1991-1992 (19 binders);
Washington County Comp. Plan [Comprehensive-Community Development Code], vol. IV, 2006 (1 binder);
Washington County Comprehensive Plan Resource Document, vol. 1, 1982-1983 (1 binder);
Washington County Land Use Ordinances [includes comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance information-title varies], no. 91-698, ca.1971-2008 (19 binders).

Records at the Public Services Building, Suite 350, Long Range Planning Section Office, Cartography Area:
History/Archive [Comprehensive Plan Historical Documents and Maps-includes rural natural resources plan, urban plan, community plans, and transportation plan], ca.1973-present (6 binders).

Records at the Public Services Building, Suite 350, Long Range Planning Section Office, Map Cabinet:
[Miscellaneous Maps-includes urban growth boundary expansion, transportation, flood emergency, wetlands, geology, topographical, election precinct], ca.1967-present (ca.200 maps).

Records at the Public Services Building, Suite 350, Current Planning Section Office, Microfilm Alcove:
Tax/Plan/Land Maps [includes comprehensive plan and zoning maps], ca.1982-ca.2003 (12 inches of microfiche);
Tax/Plan/Land Maps [Land Use Maps-includes comprehensive plan and zoning maps], ca.1983 (7 reels of microfilm);
Tax/Plan/Land Maps [Old Plan Maps-includes comprehensive plan and zoning maps], 1962-1973 (3 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Washington County Contracted Off-site Microfilm Storage:
Plan Amendment Case Files [Comprehensive], 1988-2003 (14 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Washington County Contracted Off-site Records Storage:
Comprehensive Framework Plan Rec'ds [Records], 1953-1982 (8 cu.ft.);
Rural/Natural Resource Plan, 1978-1982 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Washington County Web Site:
Community Development Code [includes comprehensive plan, zoning and subdivision and partition information], n.d.-present (Internet);
Land Use Ordinances [Washington County-includes comprehensive plan and zoning information], 2000-present (Internet);
Land Use Planning Projects [Washington County-includes ordinances and comprehensive plan and zoning information], ca.2012-present (Internet);
Planning Division Publications [includes comprehensive framework plan and community plans], n.d.-present (Internet).

 

County Court Case Files

1842-1946

Series documents the actions of the county court in civil and some criminal cases. Records include complaints, judgments, decrees, summonses, warrants, affidavits, writs, and an index. County court cases include spousal support, employment compensation, satisfaction of judgments, and divorce. Information includes judge, plaintiff, defendant, and attorney names; case type; and filing dates of actions and decrees.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
County Court Case Files [with gaps], 1846-1848 (.05 cu.ft.); 1859-1862 (.10 cu.ft.); 1877-1886 (.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Washington County Historical Records Vault:
Cases Pending County Court [Case File Index-includes probate cases], ca.1842-ca.1900 (1 volume);
County Court Indictment, Orders, Information [Judicial Documents-trifolded] , 1895-1942 (.60 cu.ft.);
County Court Law Entries [Case Files-includes orders, warrants, and related records], 1941-1946 (.35 cu.ft.);
Vault Index County Court [Case File], vol. 1, ca.1850-ca.1910 (1 volume).

Records at the Washington County Contracted Off-site Records Storage:
County Court Judgment Rolls, no. 1-1210, ca.1862-1908 (7 cu.ft.);
County Court Law Entries [Case Files-includes orders, warrants, and related records], ca.1896-1940 (1.65 cu.ft.).

 

County Court Judicial Journals

1851-1960

Series records the proceedings of the county court for civil and some criminal cases. Information includes judge, plaintiff, defendant, and attorney names; trial date; memorandum of subsequent proceedings; and fees charged. Cases include citizenship petitions, legal changes to name, commitments, and writs of habeas corpus. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Bench Docket County Court [includes judicial, probate, and administrative actions], 1863-1882 (1 volume);
Court Minutes and Orders [County], 1852-1855 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Criminal Case Docket-includes circuit, county, and justice court cases-with index], 1916-1921 (1 volume);
Fee Book County Court Law [with index], vol. 2, 1909-1919 (1 volume);
Law Record County Court [includes naturalization, insane commitment, and adoption information-with index], vol. 3, 1892-1899 (1 volume).

Records at the Washington County Historical Records Vault:
County Court Fee Book [includes county and probate cases-also includes execution records], 1851-1852 (1 volume); 1860-1868 (1 volume);
County Court Fee Book [includes Record of Sheriff's Returns on Execution], 1864-1873 (2 volumes);
County Court Law [Index], 1859-1883 (1 volume);
County Court Law [Record-includes juvenile cases-with index], vol. 8-11, 1940-1953 (4 volumes); vol. 13-14, 1956-1960 (2 volumes);
Fee Book [County Court], 1859-1864 (1 volume);
Fee Book County Court Law [with index], vol. 1, 1894-1909 (1 volume);
Fee Book Law Court [County Court-with index], 1891-1894 (1 volume);
Field Book and Register County Court [Fee Book-with index], 1886-1939 (1 volume);
Jour'l Fee Book County Court [Journal-with index], 1877-1882 (1 volume);
Law Record County Court [includes insane commitment, adoption, and naturalization cases], vol. 2, 1884-1892 (1 volume);
Law Record County Court [includes insane commitment, adoption, and naturalization cases-with index], vol. 4-5, 1899-1921 (2 volumes);
Law Record County Court [includes insane commitment, juvenile, and adoption cases-with index], vol. 6-7, 1921-1940 (2 volumes);
Records [County Court Judicial Journal-includes naturalization cases], vol. 1, 1859-1884 (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).

Records at the Walnut Street Center Building, Second Floor Circuit Court Archives:
County Court Law [Record-includes insane commitment and juvenile cases-with index], vol. 12, 1953-1955 (1 volume);
Fee Book County Court Law [includes mostly juvenile and adoption cases-with index], vol. 3, 1919-1936 (1 volume);
Fee Book County Court Law [includes mostly juvenile cases-with index], vol. 4, 1936-1950 (1 volume).

Records at the Washington County Museum, Research Library and Archives:
Bench Docket County Court [includes judicial, probate, and administrative actions], vol. 2, 1887-1894 (1 volume);
[Washington County Court Records #2-Court Minutes and Orders-County], 1852-1855 (1 reel of microfilm).

 

County Fair Records

1905-[ongoing]

Series documents the preparation and organization of the county fair by the county fair board (including any predecessor group) and other county officials. Records include fair board minutes, reports, and annual premium lists and publications. Minutes and reports include information pertaining to county fair employment, budgets, sponsorship, capital improvements to fairgrounds, and event scheduling throughout the year. Annual premium lists and/or publications may include county fair history, names of fair officers, general fair rules and regulations, event schedules, exhibit lists, and photographs.

Records at the Washington County Fairgrounds, Fair Office Building, Vendor Coordinator's Office:
Fair Board Minutes [includes related records], 1931-2009 (11 cu.ft.).

Records at the Public Services Building, First Floor Lobby Exhibit Case:
Washington County Fair Premium List, 1952 (1 volume).

Records at the Washington County Historical Records Vault:
Fair Boards [Reports], ca.1905-1946 (.25 cu.ft.).

Records at the Washington County Contracted Off-site Records Storage:
Fair Board Reports [County], 1956-1986 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Washington County Museum, Research Library and Archives:
Washington County Fair Entertainment Guide, 1988 (1 volume); 1990-1999 (10 volumes);
Washington County Fair Exhibitor Handbook, 1990-2000 (11 volumes);
Washington County Fair Premium List, 1916 ( 1 volume); 1941-1942 (2 volumes); 1946 (1 volume); 1949-1952 (4 volumes); 1954-1955 (2 volumes); 1957-1958 (2 volumes); 1960 (1 volume); 1963 (1 volume); 1965-1970 (6 volumes); 1975-1976 (2 volumes); 1981-1983 (3 volumes); 1989 (1 volume);
Washington County Fair Program, 1981 (1 volume);
Washington County Fair Program of Events, 1954 (1 volume).

Records at the Washington County Web Site:
Fair Board Meeting Archives [Minutes-PDF], 1931-1974 (Internet).

 

County Officials Reports

1854-1967

Series reports the activities of county officials to the county court or board of county commissioners. Series may include reports by the treasurer, surveyor, clerk, roadmaster, assessor, sheriff, school superintendent, and county nurse or doctor. Reports summarize the activities of county officials and their staff as they perform their official duties.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Financial Statements [includes treasurer and sheriff], 1854, 1858-1864, 1884 (.05 cu.ft.).

Records at the Public Services Building, Room 202, Survey Section Vault:
[County Road Record-includes field notes, drawings, viewers reports, and establishment information], 1854-1902 (1 volume);
Record of County Roads [includes commissioners orders, resolutions, surveyor reports, plats, viewers reports, and related information-no. 6 to 2036-title varies], vol. 2-9, 1876-1967 (8 volumes).

Records at the Washington County Records Center:
Fair Boards [Reports], ca.1905-1946 (.25 cu.ft.).

Records at the Washington County Contracted Off-site Records Storage:
Fair Board Reports [County], 1956-1986 (1 cu.ft.).

 

Death Records

1903-1946

Series documents the recording of deaths in the county. Records include registers and certificates. Information includes registration number; place and date of death; name, sex, color, birth date and place, age, and marital status of the deceased; names and birthplaces of parents; primary and contributory cause of death; physician, registrar, and informant signatures; filing date; and date and place of burial. Death records were not required by the state of Oregon until 1903 when the state began to officially register deaths. County death records have been inventoried through 1920. Access to death records is restricted for 50 years following the date of death by Oregon Administrative Rule 333-011-0096. Contact the Oregon State Archives for access to state death certificates that are more than 50 years old. Contact the Oregon Center for Health Statistics for access to more recent death certificates.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Record of Births and Deaths [Oregon Health Division], 1915-1936 (1 volume).

Records at the Washington County Historical Records Vault:
Birth and Death Record [with index], 1915-1923 (1 volume);
Record of Births and Deaths [District no. 81-includes births until 1936], 1916-1946 (1 volume);
Record of Births and Deaths [District no. 93 Tigard Sherwood-includes births until 1929], 1915-1939 (1 volume);
Record of Births and Deaths [District no. 94-includes births until 1931], 1915-1939 (1 volume);
Record of Births and Deaths [District no. 95 Beaverton-includes births until 1924], 1916-1934 (1 volume);
[Record of Deaths-includes only two deaths after 1915-with index], vol. 1, 1903-1926 (1 volume).

Records at the Washington County Contracted Off-site Records Storage:
Vital Stats. Death Certificates [Record of Deaths], 1917-1920 (1 volume).

 

Deeds and Indexes

1847-1977

Series documents the ownership of land. Series includes deeds, land sales contracts, quit claim deeds, homestead exemption claims, corporate certificates, agreements, correction deeds, special assessments of unzoned farmland, easements, and indirect and direct deed indexes. Information includes grantor and grantee name; recording and filing dates; property descriptions; title warranties; consideration amounts; witness and recorder names; and volume and page numbers of where recorded.

Since 1964 deeds have been recorded as part of the Book of Records (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings). Security microfilm of the Deed Books from 1850 to 1964 is stored at contracted Off-site storage.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Direct Index to Deeds, 1850-1882 (1 volume).

Records at the Public Services Building, Suite 130, Recording Division Office Area:
Deed Books, vol. A-I, 1850-ca.1883 (3 reels of microfilm); vol. K-Z, 26-520, ca.1883-1964 (267 reels of microfilm);
Direct/Indirect Indexes [Direct Index to Deeds], 1850-1977 (9 reels of microfilm);
Direct/Indirect Indexes [Indirect Index to Deeds], 1850-1977 (9 reels of microfilm);
[Direct Deed Index], 1963-1964 (1 volume);
[Indirect Deed Index], 1963-1964 (1 volume).

Records at the Washington County Historical Records Vault:
Deed Book, vol. A, 1847-1851 (1 volume); vol. C, 1854-1860 (1 volume);
Deed Record, no. 162, 164-416, 1932-1959 (253 volumes);
Direct Index to Deeds, 1850-1908 (7 volumes); 1913-1918 (1 volume);
Index to Deeds, 1850-ca.1880 (1 volume);
Index to Deeds [Direct], 1850-n.d. (1 volume);
Indirect Index to Deeds, 1850-1882 (1 volume);
Mortgages, Easements, and Abstracts [includes miscellaneous deeds], 1931-1961 (.25 .cu.ft.);
Records [Deeds], vol. B, 1851-1854 (1 volume);
Warranty Deeds [unbound], vol. 417-440, 1958-1961 (24 volumes); vol. 442-450, 1961-1963 (9 volumes); vol. 507-512, 1963-1964 (6 volumes).

Records at the Washington County Museum, Research Library and Archives:
Abstract Land Deed [Title Company Abstracts-refers to deeds dating from ca.1850-ca.1940], n.d. (15 cu.ft.);
Index to Land Deed Abstracts, n.d. (1 binder).

Records at the Oregon Historical Society:
Mss. 1283 Deed Index, 1850-1904 (2 reels of microfilm).

 

Delayed Birth Records

1857-1988

Series documents birth records generated by a court in response to a petition. Records may include petitions, decrees or orders, affidavits of correction, registers, and certificates. If the information provided with the petition met the requirements of the court, a decree was issued that served as a legal birth document. Most petitions were filed decades after the actual birth. They were filed in the county of residence at the time of petition, not necessarily in the county of birth. Dates listed in brackets document the range of actual birth dates. Date ranges for court actions such as petitions and decrees are also included. Also see Birth Records series for related records. Access to birth records is restricted for 100 years following the date of birth by Oregon Administrative Rule 333-011-0096.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Birth Petitions AKA Delayed Birth Certificates [documents births from ca.1857 to ca.1920], 1946-1960 (.60 cu.ft.);
Delayed Birth Certificates [documents births from ca.1857 to ca.1920], 1943-1950 (.75 cu.ft.);
Delayed Birth Certificates [Miscellaneous-primarily petitions without decrees], no. 42-2353, 1943-1988 (.20 cu.ft.);
Delayed Birth Evidences Register [Notepad], 1974 (.05 cu.ft.);
Register of Birth Certificates [no. 1992 to 2353-documents births from ca.1875 to ca.1950-with index], vol. 2, 1961-1988 (1 volume);
Registration of Births [Delayed Births-documents births from ca.1880 to ca.1950], no. 828-2325, 1950-1977 (2 cu.ft.);
Supporting Proof Birth Certificates [Alphabetical Index Cards-describes supporting documents that include births from ca.1886 to ca.1947], n.d. (.10 cu.ft.);
Search for 1857-1910 Washington County delayed births in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Washington County Historical Records Vault:
Register of Birth Certificates [no. 1 to 1991-documents births from ca.1865 to ca.1920-with index], vol. 1, 1943-1961 (1 volume).

 

Election Poll Books

1846-1914

Series documents the registration of voters and the compilation of election results. Records may include the election poll books and/or the election voter register. Information includes elector's name and party affiliation, and in some cases, physical description, occupation, naturalization information, and names of parents and spouse. Election poll books and voter registration records have been inventoried through 1930. For information on more recent records, contact the Secretary of State, Elections Division, the county clerk, or the local elections official.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Poll Books [Election], 1846-1847, 1850-1860, 1868 (1.25 cu.ft.); 1846-1847, 1850-1860, 1862, 1868 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Washington County Historical Records Vault:
Cornelius Precinct [Voter Register-includes some jail mug shots], 1913 (1 volume).

Records at the Washington County Museum, Research Library and Archives:
Official Register of Electors, 1902 (1 volume); 1904 (1 volume); 1906 (1 volume); 1908 (1 volume); 1910 (1 volume); 1912 (1 volume);
Poll Book Butte Precinct [includes election results], 1855 (.05 cu.ft.); 1868 (.05 cu.ft.); 1872 (.05 cu.ft.); 1875 (.05 cu.ft.);
[Poll Books Butte Precinct-includes election results], 1855, 1868, 1872, 1875 (1 reel of microfilm);
Precinct Register for Banks Precinct, 1912 (1 volume);
Precinct Register for Beaverdam Precinct, 1912 (1 volume);
Precinct Register for Beaverton Precinct, 1912 (1 volume);
Precinct Register for Buxton Precinct, 1902 (1 volume); 1912 (1 volume);
Precinct Register for Columbia Precinct, 1912 (1 volume);
Precinct Register for Cornelius Precinct, 1912 (1 volume);
Precinct Register for Dilley Precinct, 1912 (1 volume);
Precinct Register for East Butte Precinct, 1912 (1 volume);
Precinct Register for East Cedar Precinct, 1912 (1 volume);
Precinct Register for Gales Creek Precinct, 1912 (1 volume);
Precinct Register for Gaston Precinct, 1912 (1 volume);
Precinct Register for Mountain Precinct, 1910 (1 volume); 1912 (1 volume);
Precinct Register for N. Forest Grove Precinct [North], 1912 (1 volume);
Precinct Register for North Hillsboro Precinct, 1912 (1 volume);
Precinct Register for Reedville Precinct, 1912 (1 volume);
Precinct Register for South Forest Grove Precinct, 1912 (1 volume);
Precinct Register for South Hillsboro Precinct, 1912 (1 volume);
Precinct Register for South Tualatin Precinct, 1912 (1 volume);
Precinct Register for Timber Precinct, 1912 (1 volume);
Precinct Register for Washington Precinct, 1902 (1 volume); 1912 (1 volume);
Precinct Register for West Butte Precinct, 1912 (1 volume);
Precinct Register for West Cedar Precinct, 1912 (1 volume);
Precinct Register for Wheeler Precinct, 1912 (1 volume);
Precinct Registration [Official Register of Electors], 1914 (2 volumes);
Reg. Voters [Registered Voters by Precinct-printed], 1906-1908 (.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Oregon Historical Society:
Mss. 1283 Poll Book [Twality County-typescript], 1846 (.05 cu.ft.).

 

Election Voting Abstracts

1847-1962

Series documents the tabulation and reporting of election results for the county. Records include voting abstracts and the record of election. Information includes election date; precinct name and number; office; precinct and total votes; victory margin; winning candidate; county clerk, board of canvasser, and justice of the peace signatures; ballot number; summation of votes; and election board's decision. Election voting abstracts have been inventoried through 1960. For information on more recent records, contact the Secretary of State, Elections Division, the county clerk, or the local elections official.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Election Abstracts [of Vote], 1847, 1850-1878 (.25 cu.ft.).

Records at the Washington County Historical Records Vault:
Recordings Mixed Series-Abstract of Primary Elections, 1908 (.05 cu.ft.);
Viva Voce Poll Books, Abstract Votes, 1880-1902 (.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Washington County Museum, Research Library and Archives:
Election Record, vol. 1, 1956-1962 (1 volume);
Poll Book Butte Precinct [includes election results], 1855 (.05 cu.ft.); 1868 (.05 cu.ft.); 1872 (.05 cu.ft.); 1875 (.05 cu.ft.);
[Poll Books Butte Precinct-includes election results], 1855, 1868, 1872, 1875 (1 reel of microfilm);
Record of Elections, 1914-1916 (1 volume); 1918-1942 (1 volume);
Record of Elections, vol. 1, 1908-1913 (1 volume).

 

Farm Name Registration Records

1911-1964

Series documents the application for and registration of farm names with the county clerk or recorder. Records may include registers, original applications, or certificates. Information includes owner's name and address; farm name, location, and description; and date and number of application and final application. Series may also include an index arranged wither alphabetically by name of owner or by farm name. Farm name records have been inventoried through 1964.

Records at the Washington County Historical Records Vault:
Registry of Farm Name Applications, 1912-1916 (.20 cu.ft.);
Farm Names [Registration Records], 1911-1964 (1 volume);
Register of Farm Names [with index], vol. 1, 1911-1962 (1 volume).

 

Federal Land Grant Records

1849-1998

Series records ownership of county lands obtained from the federal government. Series includes records of land grants administered under a variety of federal programs such as donation land claims and homesteads. Donation land claims are the most common type of federal land grant in Oregon that is documented in this inventory project. Donation land claims resulted from an act of the 1850 Congress under which citizens of the United States, or those who filed a declaration of intention prior to December 1, 1850 and had resided upon or cultivated the land for four consecutive years, were granted a specified amount of acreage in the Oregon Territory. Donation land claims were unique in that acreage granted to married couples was divided evenly. Half of the acreage was placed in the husband's name while the other half was placed in the wife's name. Records include plats, indexes, and survey notes. Information includes township, range, and section numbers, names of donation land claim holders and claim numbers, claim dates, acreage, and descriptions of surveys.

Under the Homestead Act of 1862, settlers were given 160 acres of land in the public domain if they built a home on the land, resided there for five years, and cultivated the land. A complete homestead entry file includes such documents as the homestead application, homestead proof, and final certificate authorizing the claimant to obtain a land patent. The searchable iSpirits research tool includes a map layer that displays Donation Land Claim boundaries.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Assessors Land Abstracts [Homestead], 1904-1916 (1 volume);
Clerk and Recorder Record of Land Claims, 1849-1851 (1 reel of microfilm);
Donation Land Claim Survey [John Griffith], 1910 (.05 cu.ft.);
Land Claim Records, 1849 (.05 cu.ft.);
Record of Land Claims, 1849-1851 (1 volume).

Records at the Public Services Building, Room 202, Survey Section Vault:
Field Notes Government Surveys Donation Land Claims [with index], vol. 2, 1879-1913 (1 volume);
Field Notes of Donation Claims Public Surveys [with index], 1855-1882 (1 volume);
Gov. Field Notes of Donation Claims and Public Surveys, 1852-1855 (1 volume).

Records at the Walnut Street Center Building, Second Floor, Survey Section Land Corner Unit Office Area:
General Land Office [United States Bureau of Land Management Microfiche Records-includes rectangular notes, mineral claim notes, and Donation Land Claim notes], ca.1850-ca.1998 (8 inches of microfiche);
Map of Washington County Oregon [Withycombe Wall Map-includes land claim boundaries], 1895 (1 map).

Records at the Public Services Building, Suite 240, Assessment & Taxation Department, Cartography Division Office:
DLC Maps [Donation Land Claims Atlas-colored], n.d. (1 binder);
DLC Maps [Map Index of Donation Land Claims-alphabetical], n.d. (1 binder);
DLC Maps [Washington County Donation Land Claims-General Land Office-copies], 1852-1942 (1 volume).

Records at the Washington County Imaging Center:
Record of Land Conveyances Land Business [Homestead Documents], 1873 (.35 cu.ft.).

Records at the Walnut Street Center Building, Second Floor Circuit Court Archives:
Misc. Ledgers [Miscellaneous-Homestead Register-with index], 1887-1889 (1 volume);
Misc. Ledgers [Miscellaneous-Land Business Homestead Register], 1890-1891 (1 volume);
Misc. Ledgers [Miscellaneous-Land Grant Pre-Emption Applications Register], 1887-1889 (1 volume).

Records at the Washington County Historical Records Vault:
Historic Archival Documents [Land Grant Certificates-box 1], 1873-1901 (.25 cu.ft.);
Land Office Business [Index], 1892 (1 volume);
Record of Homesteads, 1900-1904 (1 volume).

Records at the Washington County Museum, Research Library and Archives:
[Atlas of Washington County Oregon-Wilkes Bros.-includes Donation Land Claims], vol. 1-3, 1909 (3 volumes);
Map of Washington County Oregon [T.S. Wilkes-includes Donation Land Claims-wall map], 1911 (1 map);
[Miscellaneous Maps and Plans-includes land claim, Sanborn insurance, topographical, transportation, vicinity, subdivision, and other topics], ca.1850-ca.1985 (ca.1500 maps).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Search Land Patents [includes patent and legal land descriptions and some document images], ca.1864-ca.1957 (BLM GLO Web site).

 

Foreclosure Records

1870-1926

Series documents the activities of the sheriff and other county officials relating to the foreclosure of property in order to satisfy creditors in cases involving delinquent taxes, mortgage payments, or court judgments. Records include correspondence, sheriff's deeds and foreclosure sale records, circuit court case transcripts of foreclosure hearings, writs of execution, certificates of sale of real property, judgment orders, receipts, tax redemption records, delinquent tax sales, and tax sale certificates. Foreclosure records have been inventoried through 1920.

Records at the Public Services Building, Suite 130, Recording Division Office Area:
Misc. Films [Miscellaneous-Certificates of Delinquency], 1919-1922 (2 reels of microfilm);
Misc. Films [Miscellaneous-Delinquent Tax Sales Records], 1892-1900 (1 reel of microfilm);
Misc. Films [Miscellaneous-Redemption Certificates], no. 1-1049, 1908-1924 (4 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Washington County Historical Records Vault:
Certificate of Sale for Taxes, 1905-1907 (.25 cu.ft.);
Certificates of Delinquency Issued to Washington County Oregon, 1919-ca.1926 (1 volume);
Recordings Mixed Series [Lists of Land Sold for Taxes], 1870-1877, 1880 (.05 cu.ft.);
Record of Delinquent Tax Sales [with index], vol. 1, 1892-1899 (1 volume);
[Tax Deeds-Foreclosed], 1895-1905 (1 volume);
Tax Sale Certificates, 1901 (3 cu.ft.).

Records at the Washington County Justice Services Building, Circuit Court Civil Office, Microfilm Cabinet:
Assessment & Taxation [Certificates of Delinquency], 1919-1922 (1 reel of microfilm);
Assessment & Taxation [Redemption Certificates], no. 1-1048, 1908-1922 (4 reels of microfilm).

 

Health and Human Services Records

1993-[ongoing]

Series documents the activities of the county health and human services programs operated by the county. Series includes narrative or statistical monthly, quarterly, and annual reports or minutes discussing program goals, objectives, and accomplishments. Program areas include public and mental health; juvenile services; adult and family services; women, infant, and child (WIC) services; alcohol and drug abuse; and developmental disabilities. In 1994 the name of the Children and Youth Services Commission was changed to the Commission on Children and Families.

Records at the Public Services Building, Suite 250, Health and Human Services Department Office:
Minutes [Commission on Children and Families], 2009-present (3 binders).

Records at the Public Services Building, Suite 250, Behavioral Health Program Office:
[Adult Behavioral Health Council Records-includes minutes], 1994-2002 (2 binders);
Adult Behavioral Health Council [Records-includes minutes-name changed to Behavioral Health Council in 2004-includes addiction services topics], 2003-2006 (1 binder);
Behavioral Health Council [Records-includes minutes-includes addiction services topics], 2007-present (2 binders);
CSCI Advisory Council [Children's Intensive Services-Meeting Records-includes minutes], 2006-present (1 binder);
CSCI [Children's Intensive Services Advisory Council Meeting Records-includes minutes], 2010-present (1 binder).

Records at the Public Services Building, Suite 250, Developmental Disabilities Program Management Supervisor's Office:
DD Council Current [Developmental Disabilities Records-includes minutes], 2011-present (1 binder);
DD Council [Developmental Disabilities Records-includes minutes], 2001-2010 (2 binders);
Developmental Disabilities Council [Records-includes minutes], 2000-2004 (1 binder);
Planning Committee [Developmental Disabilities Advisory Council Subcommittee Records-includes minutes], 1998-2001 (1 binder).

Records at the Washington County Contracted Off-site Records Storage:
CCF & Subcommittee Minutes [Commission on Children and Families-box nos. 83634-83635], 1993-2000 (2 cu.ft.);
CCF Minutes [Commission on Children and Families], 2002-2009 (2 cu.ft.).

 

Insane Commitment Records

1884-[ongoing]

Series documents the examination, commitment, and release of mentally ill persons to and from the state's mental institutions. Series contains statements of complaint and commitment recorded by the county clerk or recorder and includes petitions to have an individual committed; physicians certification that an individual is insane; delivery warrants authorizing a county official (usually the sheriff) to take the individual to the state hospital; patient discharges; paroles or transfers; indexes; and correspondence. Information includes patient and family names, date committed, reason, physical description, and a brief family history. This series may also be known as the Insane Record, Mental Illness Record, and Mentally Ill and Feeble Minded Record. By 1968, in most counties, the commitment of the mentally ill or deficient had become the responsibility of the circuit court. Access to these records may be restricted for 75 years by Oregon Revised Statute 192.496.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Active Accounts Feeble Minded and Insane, 1902-1933 (1 volume);
Law Record County Court [includes naturalization, insane commitment, and adoption information-with index], vol. 3, 1892-1899 (1 volume);
Mental Health Cases [Miscellaneous Commitment Records], 1911-1929 (.30 cu.ft.);
Record of Commitments of Mentally Diseased Persons [with index], vol. 5, 1941-1949 (1 volume);
Record of Insane Commitments [with index], vol. 2-4, 1905-1941 (3 volumes);
Record of Insane [with index], vol. 1, 1895-1905 (1 volume);
Traveling Agent's Detail of Commitment [Insane], 1929-1949 (1 volume);
Search for 1895-1927 Washington County insane commitment records in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Walnut Street Center Building, Second Floor Circuit Court Archives:
County Court Law [Record-includes insane commitment and juvenile cases-with index], vol. 12, 1953-1955 (1 volume);
Mental Health [Commitment Case Files-alphabetical], 1931-1965 (12 cu.ft.);
Mental Health [Commitment Case Files], no. 1-2067,1965-1986 (12.50 cu.ft.); no. MH87.001-MH87.052, 1987 (.50 cu.ft.); no. C88.001MC-C99.0119MC, 1988-1999 (15 cu.ft.);
Mentally Diseased [Record], vol. 6-10, 1949-1958 (5 volumes);
Record of Mentally Diseased [title varies-some with index], vol. 11-40, 1958-1977 (29 volumes).

Records at the Washington County Justice Services Building, Fourth Floor, Circuit Court Judge Irwin's Chambers:
Mental Commitments [Case Files], no. C08.0001MC-C13.0064MC, 2008-present (7 cu.ft.).

Records at the Washington County Justice Services Building, Circuit Court Civil Records Room:
Index of Mentally Diseased, vol. 1, ca.1895-1987 (1 volume).

Records at the Washington County Courthouse, Basement File Room Vault:
[Mental Commitments Case Files], no. C00.0001MC-C07.0083MC, 2000-2007 (14 cu.ft.).

Records at the Washington County Historical Records Vault:
Law Record County Court [includes insane commitment, adoption, and naturalization cases], vol. 2, 1884-1892 (1 volume);
Law Record County Court [includes insane commitment, adoption, and naturalization cases-with index], vol. 4-5, 1899-1921 (2 volumes);
Law Record County Court [includes insane commitment, juvenile, and adoption cases-with index], vol. 6-7, 1921-1940 (2 volumes).

 

Judgment and Execution Records

1846-1950

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:
Circuit Court Executions, 1846-1893 (.10 cu.ft.);
Circuit Court Judgement Docket [Individual Documents], 1851-1889 (.10 cu.ft.);
Circuit Court Judgements Docket [Individual Documents], 1873-1889 (.10 cu.ft.);
County Court Records [Executions-reel no. 5], 1846-1893 (1 reel of microfilm);
County Court Records [Judgments-reel no. 6], 1851, 1861-1888 (1 reel of microfilm);
District and Circuit Court Records [Record of Judgments and Fees], 1851-1862 (1 reel of microfilm);
Execution Docket Circuit Court, vol. 1, 1864-1879 (1 volume);
Execution Docket Circuit Court [with index], vol. 2-4, 1880-1905 (3 volumes);
Execution Docket County Court, 1861-1885 (1 volume);
Judgment Docket Circuit Court, vol. 2-3, 1879-1933 (2 volumes);
Judgment Docket County Court, vol. 1, 1859-1869 (1 volume);
Sheriff's Executions, 1880-1929 (.15 cu.ft.);
U.S. District Court Executions, 1846-1858 (.20 cu.ft.).

Records at the Washington County Historical Records Vault:
County Court Execution Docket [with index], vol. 3, 1894-1943 (1 volume);
County Court Fee Book [includes county and probate cases-also includes execution records], 1851-1852 (1 volume); 1860-1868 (1 volume);
County Court Fee Book [includes Execution Docket], 1860-1861 (1 volume);
County Court Fee Book [includes Record of Sheriff's Returns on Execution], 1864-1873 (2 volumes);
Execution Docket County Court [with index], 1885-1894 (1 volume);
[Index to Execution Docket-Circuit Court], 1864-1880 (1 volume);
Judgment Docket [Circuit Court-with index], vol. 2, 1879-1910 (1 volume);
Judgment Docket County Court, vol. 2, 1883-1909 (1 volume); vol. 2, 1883-1950 (1 volume);
Old Judgment Docket, 1853-1881 (1 volume).

Records at the Washington County Justice Services Building, Circuit Court Civil Office, Microfilm Cabinet:
[Execution Docket], vol. 1-7, 1864-1922 (4 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Washington County Museum, Research Library and Archives:
RG 2.25 Executions of Judgment [Circuit Court], 1888-1923 (.70 cu.ft.);
RG 2.25 Executions of Judgment [Circuit Court and County Court], 1847-1918 (1.70 cu.ft.);
Satisfactions of Judgment [Circuit Court], 1888-1930 (.35 cu.ft.);
[Washington County Court Records #7-Executions], 1846-1893 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Washington County Court Records #11-Judgments], 1851, 1861-1888 (1 reel of microfilm).

 

Justice Court Case Files

1845-1917

Series documents criminal and civil cases brought before the courts of the justices of the peace. Records include grand jury indictments, complaints, judgments by confession, transcripts of judgment entries and dockets, statements of witnesses, arrest warrants, subpoenas, bills for court costs and fees, petitions for appointment of justices of the peace and constables, petitions establishing justice districts, and marriage records. Cases heard include disturbing the peace, illegal liquor sales, assault, larceny, trespassing, fraud, vagrancy, and burglary. 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:
County Court Records [Justice Court-Case Records-reel no. 6], 1859-1870 (1 reel of microfilm);
Justice Court Case Records [includes various precincts], 1845-1889 (.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Washington County Historical Records Vault:
C.C. State Cases Pending J.P. Transcripts [includes justice court documents], 1893-1917 (.35 cu.ft.).

 

Justice Court Dockets

1858-1946

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).

 

Land Subdivision Records

1850-[ongoing]

Series documents the subdividing and partitioning of land within the county. Records include survey notes, correspondence, photographs, satisfaction of agreements, maps of subdivided and partitioned land, and contracts and permits. Information includes subdivision names; lot, street, and alley dimensions; and township, range, and section numbers of land to be subdivided or partitioned.

The searchable iSpirits research tool includes images of subdivision, partition, and condominium plats. Current Planning Section Land Use Files that are available as imaged documents in the office are also stored as security microfilm at contracted off-site storage.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Fairgrounds Plat, 1868 (.05 cu.ft.);
Gaston Plat, 1889 (.05 cu.ft.).

Records at the Public Services Building, Room 202, Survey Section Vault:
Condominium [Plats], 1973-present (8 cu.ft.);
Partition Plats, 1990-present (13 cu.ft.);
Plats [Record of Town Plats-Subdivision], vol. 2-3, 1893-1910 (2 volumes);
Record of Town Plats [Subdivision], vol. 1, ca.1860-1893 (1 volume);
Subdivision Plats [Surveyor's Copy], ca.1860-present (50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Public Services Building, Room 202, Survey Section Workroom:
[Subdivision Alphabetical Rolodex Index], n.d. (.25 cu.ft.).

Records at the Public Services Building, Suite 350, Current Planning Section Office, Microfilm Alcove:
Land Use Files [Case Files-includes subdivision and partition actions], 1959-1972 (31 reels of microfilm); 1973-1994 (80 inches of microfiche);
Land Use Files [Subdivision], 1950-1969 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Public Services Building, Suite 350, Current Planning Section Office:
[Land Use Files-Case Files-includes subdivision and partition actions], ca.2000-present (350 cu.ft.).

Records at the Public Services Building, Suite 130, Recording Division Office Area:
Miscellaneous [Plat Book-Subdivision], vol. 1-31, ca.1860-1972 (3 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Public Services Building, Suite 240, Assessment & Taxation Department, Cartography Division Office:
Subdivisions [Plats-alphabetical], ca.1860-ca.1998 (24 inches of microfiche).

Records at the Washington County Historical Records Vault:
Condo Book [Condominium Plats], vol. 7, 1985-1987 (1 volume);
Copies of Plats [Subdivision], vol. 1, 1868-1893 (1 volume);
Index to Town Plats and Cemetery Plats [indexes vol. 1-8], ca.1860-n.d. (1 volume);
Index to Town Plats and Cemetery Plats [indexes vol. 1-21], vol. 1, ca.1860-n.d. (1 volume);
Record of Condominiums, vol. 2-5, 1979-12981 (3 volumes);
Record of Town Plats [Subdivision], vol. 12, 1947-1949 (1 volume);
[Subdivision Plats-copies in paper covers], vol. 3-6, 1909-1913 (4 volumes);
[Subdivision Plats-in boxes], 1984-1997 (16 cu.ft.);
Subdiv. Plats Mylar [Subdivision], 2000-2001 (2 cu.ft.).

Records at the Washington County Records Center, Map Cabinet Area:
Condominium Plats, vol. 8-20, 1987-2003 (4 cu.ft.);
Plats Condominium, 2003-2008 (4 cu.ft.);
Plats Partition, 2006-2010 (3 cu.ft.);
Plats Subdivision, 2004-2008 (3 cu.ft.);
Record of Condominium, vol. 1, 1973-1977 (1 volume); vol. 6, 1981-1985 (1 volume);
Record of Town Plats [title varies], vol. 1, ca.1860-ca.1893 (1 volume); vol. 4-11, 1910-1947 (8 volumes); vol. 13-56, 1949-1984 (44 volumes).

Records at the Walnut Street Center Building, Second Floor, Survey Section Road Survey Unit Office Area:
VAC [Road and Subdivision Vacations and Dedications], ca.1950-2004 (6 inches of microfiche).

Records at the Washington County Contracted Off-site Microfilm Storage:
Subdivision Case Files, 1950-1994 (ca.85 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Washington County Contracted Off-site Records Storage:
Subdivision Development Case Files, 1995-1999 (27 cu.ft.).

Records at the Washington County Museum, Research Library and Archives:
Cities [Subdivision and Town Plats], n.d.-ca.1945 (1 volume);
[Miscellaneous Maps and Plans-includes land claim, Sanborn insurance, topographical, transportation, vicinity, subdivision, and other topics], ca.1850-ca.1985 (ca.1500 maps);
Subdivisions A-C [Plats-alphabetical arrangement], ca.1860-ca.1958 (1 volume);
Subdivisions D-K [Plats-alphabetical arrangement], ca.1860-ca.1958 (1 volume);
Subdivisions L-R [Plats-alphabetical arrangement], ca.1860-ca.1958 (1 volume);
Subdivisions S-Z [Plats-alphabetical arrangement], ca.1860-ca.1958 (1 volume).

Records at the Washington County Web Site:
Community Development Code [includes comprehensive plan, zoning and subdivision and partition information], n.d.-present (Internet);
County Code [includes land division information], n.d.-present (Internet);
Development Project Case File Search Tool [Searchable Database-includes subdivision and partition case documents], n.d.-present (Internet);
Plats Search Tool [Subdivision, Partition, and Condominium Plats-Searchable Database], n.d.-present (Internet).

 

Land Title Registers

1907-1972

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).

 

Maps, Plans, and Drawings

1850-[ongoing]

Series provides a visual representation of the county and of physical structures constructed on county lands. Series includes maps, plans, and drawings that vary in size, scale, and date. Included are maps, plans, and drawings of counties and cities, election precincts, courthouses and other county buildings, cemeteries, rivers, Indian reservations, school districts, construction projects, and soil classifications. General road maps may be found in the series titled Road and Bridge Records. Technical road survey maps may be found in the series titled Road Maps and Survey Notes.

The searchable InterMap GIS database includes maps showing contours and USGS quadrangles as well as assessor maps and related information. The searchable iSpirits research tool includes map layers that display contours, water bodies, city limits, USGS quadrangles, and related information as well as images of tax and section maps.

Records at the Public Services Building, Room 202, Survey Section Vault:
[Assessor's Maps-hanging], n.d. (53 volumes);
[Miscellaneous Maps-includes city, vicinity, district, and road-rolled], ca.1967-ca.1985 (ca.75 maps);
USGS [U.S. Geological Survey Quadrangle Maps], 1955-1992 (ca.50 maps).

Records at the Public Services Building, Suite 350, Current Planning Section Office:
Flood Insurance Rate Map, 1982-2003 (ca.50 maps);
Flood Plain Maps, 1974 (1 volume);
Wetlands Inventory [Maps], 1981 (1 volume).

Records at the Public Services Building, Suite 350, Long Range Planning Section Office, Map Cabinet:
[Miscellaneous Maps-includes urban growth boundary expansion, transportation, flood emergency, wetlands, geology, topographical, election precinct], ca.1967-present (ca.200 maps).

Records at the Public Services Building, Suite 240, Assessment & Taxation Department, Cartography Division Office:
[Assessor's Maps], n.d.-present (ca.15 cu.ft.);
Bonneville Power [Administration-Right of Way Maps]. 1939-1971 (3 binders);
[Highway and Railroad Right of Way Strip Maps-rolled], ca.1910-ca.1971 (ca.150 maps);
Hwy & RR Index Maps [Highway and Railroad], ca.1910-c.1971 (2 maps);
Metsker's Atlas [of Washington County Oregon], 1937 (1 volume); 1964 (1 volume);
Misc. Maps & Drawings [includes road, intersection, and railroad-mostly rolled], ca.1950-ca.1996 (ca.100 maps);
Old Tax Map Book [Tax Lot Maps-Oregon Blue Print Co.], 1949-1950 (1 volume);
Voided Maps [Replaced Assessor's Maps-mylar], n.d.-present (ca.200 maps).

Records at the Walnut Street Center Building, Second Floor, Survey Section Land Corner Unit Office Area:
Map of Washington County Oregon [Withycombe Wall Map-includes land claim boundaries], 1895 (1 map);
Metsker's Atlas of Washington County Oregon, 1937 (1 volume); 1964 (1 volume).

Records at the Washington County Historical Records Vault:
Appraisal Maps Farm & Forest, ca.1985-ca.1992 (3 cu.ft.);
Original Assessor Map Aperture Cards, n.d. (.75 cu.ft.).

Records at the Northwest Regional Education Service District Office, Vault:
Metsker's Atlas of Washington County Oregon, 1964 (1 volume).

Records at the Washington County Museum, Research Library and Archives:
[Atlas of Washington County Oregon-Wilkes Bros.-includes Donation Land Claims], vol. 1-3, 1909 (3 volumes);
Fire Insurance Map of Forest Grove Ore. [Sanborn], 1912-1951 (1 volume);
Fire Insurance Map of Hillsboro Ore. [Sanborn], ca.1921-ca.1931 (1 volume); ca.1921-ca.1958 (1 volume);
General Library Index [includes index to miscellaneous maps], n.d. (1 binder);
Map of Washington County Oregon [T.S. Wilkes-includes Donation Land Claims-wall map], 1911 (1 map);
Metsker's Atlas of Washington Co. Oregon, 1928 (1 volume);
[Miscellaneous Maps and Plans-includes land claim, Sanborn insurance, topographical, transportation, vicinity, subdivision, and other topics], ca.1850-ca.1985 (ca.1500 maps).

Records at the Washington County Web Site:
Election Maps [Districts], n.d.-present (Internet);
Map Gallery [Miscellaneous Maps-includes election, environmental, general, land corner, land use, locational, planning, survey, and transportation], 2000-present (Internet);
Section Map Search Tool [Searchable Database], n.d.-present (Internet);
Tax Maps Search [Searchable Database], n.d.-present (Internet).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Tax Assessment GIS Maps [select county], n.d.-present (Internet).

 

Marks and Brands Records

1886-1963

Series documents the registration of marks and brands by livestock owners and logging interests in order to clearly establish ownership. Records include registers and certificates. Information includes owner's name and address; diagram of animal showing location and style of mark and brand; written description of mark and brand; and filing date. Types of livestock registered include horses, cattle, sheep, pigs, and poultry. Log brands are also documented.

Records at the Washington County Historical Records Vault:
Marks and Brands [Registration Papers], 1886-1934 (.10 cu.ft.);
Recording Mixed Series [Livestock Brands-Registration Records], 1941-1948 (.10 cu.ft.);
Recording Mixed Series [Log Brands-Registration Records], 1936-1954 (.05 cu.ft.);
Recording Mixed Series [Poultry Brands-Registration Records], 1937-1945 (.10 cu.ft.);
Record of Marks & Brands, 1850-1963 (1 volume).

 

Marriage Records

1842-1961

Series documents the recording of marriages by the county and includes applications, marriage certificates and licenses, and indexes to marriage records. Information includes the names and residences of bride and groom; justice of the peace, minister, or name of individual officiating; fees charged; date filed; volume and page numbers where recorded; certificate number; date and place of marriage; and signatures of witnesses and county officials. Beginning in 1906, marriages have been officially registered with the state of Oregon. Currently these records are filed with the State Registrar, Vital Statistics Section of the Health Division. Marriage records have been inventoried through 1960.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Marriage Records, 1850-1875 ( 1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Public Services Building, Suite 130, Recording Division Office Area:
Marriage Certificates [Marriage Record-with index], vol. B, 1862-1875 (1 volume); vol. 2, 1875-1880 (1 volume);
Marriage Index Books [Published Abstracts], vol. 1-2, 1842-1896 (1 binder);
Marriage Index Books [Washington County Oregon Marriage Records-Published Abstracts], vol. 4, 1896-1902 (1 volume);
Marriage Records [includes certificates and affidavits], 1900-1960 (53 reels of microfilm);
Marriage Records [Marriage Record-with index], vol. 1, B, 2-28, 1850-1961 (12 reels of microfilm);
Marriages [Abstracts-compiled by Lepshat & Balfour], 1842-1896 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Washington County Imaging Center:
Marriage Certificates, 1900-1960 (ca.80 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Washington County Contracted Off-site Microfilm Storage:
Marriage & Index Books, vol. 1, B, 2-28, 1850-1961 (12 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Washington County Contracted Off-site Records Storage:
Marriage Certificates, 1850-1895 (2 cu.ft.);
Marriage Certificates [Return of Marriage], 1925-1953 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Washington County Museum, Research Library and Archives:
Marriage Records [Washington County Abstracts to vol. 1 and 2 of Marriage Record-Genealogical Forum of Portland], 1842-1896 (1 binder);
Washington County Marriage Records [Abstracts], vol. 4, 1896-1902 (1 volume).

 

Married Women's Property Registers

1881-1882

Series documents property held by women independently and separately from their husbands. Registration of property usually is in relation to a marriage or divorce settlement. Information includes a description of property (land, livestock, and farm and household goods) to be considered separate and declarations stating that the woman in question is not responsible for her husband's debts.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Women's Separate Property Rights Records, 1881-1882 (.05 cu.ft.);
Search for 1881-1882 Washington County women's property register entries in Oregon Historical Records Index.

 

Medical Profession Registration Records

1889-1976

Series documents the registration of individuals in compliance with the requirements of relevant Oregon boards of examiners to practice a medical profession in the state. Professions registered include physicians, surgeons, osteopaths, naturopaths, dentists, nurses, druggists, chiropractors, chiropodists, optometrists, and veterinarians. Records include registers, certificates, and licenses. Information includes name of registrant; name of school; graduation date; names of members of the examining board; licensing and recording dates; and licensing or registration numbers.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Record of Dentists' Certificates, vol. 1, 1902-1914 (1 volume).

Records at the Washington County Historical Records Vault:
Hearing Aid Fitter and Dealer [Register], 1960-1965 (1 volume);
Optometry Record [with index], vol. 1, 1905-1976 (1 volume);
Physicians and Surgeons Registry Book [includes podiatrists-with index], vol. 3, 1942-1975 (1 volume);
Physicians and Surgeons Registry Book [with index], 1889-1963 (1 volume);
Physicians' License Register, 1891-1929 (1 volume);
Record of Physicians, Midwives and Undertakers [District 81-only 2 entries], 1915 (1 volume);
Record of Physicians, Midwives and Undertakers [District 93-only 3 entries], 1920 (1 volume);
Record of Physicians, Midwives and Undertakers [District 94-only 3 entries], 1915-1922 (1 volume);
Registered Nurse's Certificates, 1938-1971 (1 volume);
Registered Nurses [Record], vol. 2, 1970-1973 (1 volume);
Register of Affidavits Pharmacists, 1916-1917 (1 volume);
Register of Chiropractic Certificates [includes naturopathy, massage, and podiatry-with index], 1915-1976 (1 volume);
Register of Dentistry Certificates [with index], 1908-1961 (1 volume);
Veterinary Licenses Record [Index- to related records in Miscellaneous Record], ca.1920 (1 volume).

Records at the Washington County Imaging Center:
Physician Licenses Register, 1895-1909 (.05 cu.ft.).

 

Military Records

1864-1977

Series lists those eligible for military service and records the discharge dates of those who served in the military. Series includes eligibility, enlistment, discharge registers, or muster rolls, and may include alphabetical indexes. Information includes name of individual serving or eligible for service; enlistment and discharge dates and codes; residences at birth and enlistment; occupations and ages at time of enlistment; branches of service; precinct numbers; service records including commendations; physical condition, education and types of jobs performed while in service; and rank at discharge. Access to military discharge records may be restricted for 75 years by 2009 Oregon Legislative Assembly SB 618.

Military discharges, dated 1958-1964, are recorded in the Miscellaneous Record (Clerk and Recorder Miscellaneous Recordings). Beginning in 1964 discharges were recorded in the Book of Records (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Assessor's Military List [title varies], 1864, 1894-1900 (8 volumes);
Military List, 1864 (.05 cu.ft.); 1892 (.05 cu.ft.);
Military Lists, 1864, 1867-1873 (1 reel of microfilm);
Military Record, vol. 1, 1884-1893 (1 volume);
Soldiers Register and Record World War [One], 1917-1918 (1 volume).

Records at the Public Services Building, Suite 130, Recording Division Office Area:
Index to U.S. Service Discharges, vol. 1, 1944-1977 (1 volume);
Military Records [Early Index and Certificate of Honorable Discharge], 1919-1943 (1 reel of microfilm);
Military Records [Index to U.S. Service Discharge], 1944-1977 (1 reel of microfilm);
Military Records [Service Discharge Books-title varies], vol. 1-31, 1919-1957 (14 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Washington County Historical Records Vault:
Indigent Soldiers G.A.R. [Grand Army of the Republic-Relief Records], 1895-1917 (.15 cu.ft.);
Record of Discharges Soldiers Sailors Marines [with index], vol. 1, 1919-1943 (1 volume).

 

Mining Claim Records

1850-1998

Series documents actions filed with the county related to mineral interest claims. Types of actions include mineral rights and royalty assignments, mineral interest claims, lease releases, interest stipulations, corrections, bills of sale and conveyance assignments, and location notices. Information includes names of involved parties; action types and dates; and volume and page numbers. The series may also include copies of claim location notices giving descriptions and details of individual claims.

Mining claims for Washington County may be found in the Deed Record Book (Deeds and Indexes) through 1963. They were included in the Book of Record (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings) beginning in 1964.

Records at the Washington County Historical Records Vault:
Record of Mining Claims [contains 2 claims], vol. 1, 1902 (1 volume).

Records at the Walnut Street Center Building, Second Floor, Survey Section Land Corner Unit Office Area:
General Land Office [United States Bureau of Land Management Microfiche Records-includes rectangular notes, mineral claim notes, and Donation Land Claim notes], ca.1850-ca.1998 (8 inches of microfiche).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Online Land Records [includes various federal land survey records related to Oregon such as survey plats and field notes, mineral surveys, and historical indices], ca.1850-present (Bureau of Land Management).

 

Mortgage Records

1850-1977

Series documents the written interest in land providing security for the performance of a duty or payment of a debt. Records include mortgages; trustee's deeds of reconveyance; indexes, both by mortgagor and mortgagee name; and satisfactions. Information includes mortgagor and mortgagee names, property descriptions, mortgage terms, witness names, certifications, recording and satisfaction dates, volume and page numbers where recorded, and recorder's signature. Series also includes executor/executrix information when mortgages were transferred through wills and mortgages of land to individuals under the provisions of the Donation Land Act of 1850.

Since 1964 mortgages have been recorded as part of the Book of Records (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Index to Mortgages [Direct and Indirect], 1850-1882 (2 volumes).

Records at the Public Services Building, Suite 130, Recording Division Office Area:
Direct/Indirect Indexes [Direct Index to Mortgages], 1850-1977 (8 reels of microfilm);
Direct/Indirect Indexes [Indirect Index to Mortgages], 1850-1977 (12 reels of microfilm);
[Direct Mortgage Index], 1963-1964 (1 volume);
[Indirect Mortgage Index], 1963-1964 (1 volume);
Mortgage Records, vol. A-I, 1851-1883 (3 reels of microfilm); vol. K-Z, 26-511, 1883-1964 (231 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Washington County Historical Records Vault:
Direct Index to Mortgages, 1850-1888 (1 volume);
Index to Mortgages [indexes vol. A-L], 1850-ca.1888 (1 volume);
Indirect Index to Mortgages, 1850-1888 (1 volume);
Mortgage Record [unbound], vol. 388-389, 1959 (2 volumes);
Mortgage Record, vol. 196-204, 1946-1947 (9 volumes); vol. 278, 1952 (1 volume); vol. 283, 1952 (1 volume); vol. 289-290, 1952 (2 volumes); vol. 304-316, 1953-1954 (13 volumes); vol. 337-387, 1955-1959 (51 volumes);
Mortgages, Easements, and Abstracts [includes miscellaneous deeds], 1931-1961 (.25 .cu.ft.);
Record of Mortgages [title varies], vol. A-I, 1851-1883 (9 volumes); vol. K-Z, 26-34, 1883-1897 (25 volumes); vol. 36-47, 1897-1906 (12 volumes); vol. 50-51, 1905-1908 (2 volumes).

 

Naturalization Certificates

1903-1927

Series documents the granting of United States citizenship to petitioners. Records include applications, witness affidavits, court findings granting or denying citizenship, certificates, and indexes. Declarations of intention may also be included. Information includes name, age, and residence of applicant; applicant's dependents; date of filing of declarations of intention and petitions; and volume and page numbers where papers are recorded.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Certification of Naturalization [Certificate Stubs], no. 12831-12840, 1907-1908 (1 volume);
Certification of Naturalization [Certificate Stubs], no. 103201-103210, 1908-1909 (1 volume);
Certification of Naturalization [Certificate Stubs], no. 125981-125990, 1910-1911 (1 volume);
Certification of Naturalization [Certificate Stubs], no. 204881-204890, 1911-1912 (1 volume);
Certification of Naturalization [Certificate Stubs], no. 406076-406100, 1913 (1 volume);
Certification of Naturalization [Certificate Stubs], no. 439401-439450, 1913-1915 (1 volume);
Certification of Naturalization [Certificate Stubs], no. 631501-631550, 1915-1916 (1 volume);
Certification of Naturalization [Certificate Stubs], no. 693851-693900, 1916-1920 (1 volume);
Certification of Naturalization [Certificate Stubs], no. 1338051-1338100, 1920-1921 (1 volume);
Certification of Naturalization [Certificate Stubs], no. 1705701-1705750, 1921-1924 (1 volume);
Certification of Naturalization [Certificate Stubs], no. 2125326-2125350, 1923-1925 (1 volume);
Certification of Naturalization [Certificate Stubs], no. 2123981-2123990, 1926-1927 (1 volume).

Records at the Washington County Historical Records Vault:
Record of Certificates of Citizenship [with index], vol. 1, 1903-1906 (1 volume).

 

Naturalization Declarations of Intention

1846-1955

Series documents the process taken by applicants for United States citizenship by renouncing allegiance to foreign sovereignties and declaring their intention to become United States citizens. Information may include applicant's name, age, physical description, place and date of birth, method of immigration, date and port of entry, names and ages of wife and children, and renunciation of allegiance to foreign governments. Declarations of intention may also be attached to naturalization petitions or naturalization certificates.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Circuit Court Naturalization Declaration of Intention [Records-alphabetical arrangement], ca.1846-ca.1911 (.45 cu.ft.);
Declaration of Intention [County Court], vol. 1, 1888-1906 (1 volume);
Declaration of Intention [no. 743-1004-with index], vol. 7-8, 1929-1955 (2 volumes);
Record of Declaration of Intention [with index], no. 1-742, 1906-1929 (6 volumes).

 

Naturalization Petitions and Orders

1844-1956

Series documents the application for United States citizenship by aliens. Information includes name, residence, and occupation of applicants; place and date of birth; emigration place, date, and vessel; declaration of intention dates; name, birthplace, and birth date of dependents; and renunciation of allegiance to foreign governments. Accompanying the petitions are witness and petitioner affidavits, oaths of allegiance, court orders admitting or denying citizenship, declarations of intention, depositions, and certificates of arrival.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Copies [Citizenship Petitions Granted and Denied], 1930-1955 (1 volume);
Index Record Naturalized Citizens [indexes naturalization actions in circuit, county, and U.S. district court journals as well as naturalization volumes], 1844-1915 (1 volume);
Index to Citizenship [indexes naturalization actions in circuit, county, and U.S. district court journals as well as naturalization volumes], 1844-1915 (1 volume);
Index to Dates of Naturalization [indexes naturalization actions in circuit, county, and U.S. district court journals as well as various petition and record volumes], 1844-1905, (1 volume);
Index to Naturalized Citizens [indexes naturalization actions in circuit, county, and U.S. district court journals as well as various petition and record volumes], 1844-1956 (1 volume);
Law Record County Court [includes naturalization, insane commitment, and adoption information-with index], vol. 3, 1892-1899 (1 volume);
Petition and Record [no. 1-474-with index], vol. 1-6, 1906-1928 (6 volumes);
Petition for Citizenship [no. 475-793-with index], vol. 7-11, 1929-1956 (5 volumes);
Search for 1844-1956 Washington County naturalizations in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Washington County Historical Records Vault:
Circuit Court Record [U.S. District Court Journal-includes naturalization actions], vol. 1, 1849-1852 (1 volume);
Law Record County Court [includes insane commitment, adoption, and naturalization cases], vol. 2, 1884-1892 (1 volume);
Law Record County Court [includes insane commitment, adoption, and naturalization cases-with index], vol. 4-5, 1899-1921 (2 volumes);
Records [County Court Judicial Journal-includes naturalization cases], vol. 1, 1859-1884 (1 volume).

 

Pension and Relief Records

1860-1936

Series documents financial assistance approved by the county court for widows, mothers, dependent children, orphans, the elderly, and indigents. Information includes applicant name and address, children's names and birth dates, amount of pension or monthly support payment, and county court order. Because the provision of relief became primarily a state and federal function in the 1930s, records are inventoried through 1939.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Old Age Pension Applications, 1933-1936 (4 cu.ft.);
Relief Petitions [includes paupers, indigents, etc.], 1860-1890 (.20 cu.ft.);
Search for 1933-1936 Washington County old age pensions in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Washington County Historical Records Vault:
Widows Pensions [Record-with index], 1917-1919 (1 volume).

Records at the Washington County Imaging Center:
Indigent Soldiers G.A.R. [Grand Army of the Republic-Relief Records], 1895-1917 (.15 cu.ft.).

Records at the Washington County Contracted Off-site Records Storage:
Widows Pensions [Application Records-includes mothers pensions], 1913-1935 (.70 cu.ft.).

 

Planning Commission Minutes

1950-[ongoing]

Series documents the discussions and activities of the county planning commission as recorded in the minutes and agendas. Topics discussed include the creation, amendment, and appeal of zoning ordinances and county land use laws; county comprehensive plans; and election or appointment of planning commission members.

Records at the Public Services Building, Suite 350, Long Range Planning Section Office:
Planning Commission [Records-includes minutes], 1965-1999 (2.50 cu.ft.); 2004-present (8 cu.ft.);
Tapes & CDs [Planning Commission Records-includes minutes], 1950-2003 (22 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Washington County Records Center:
Planning Commission R&O's [Resolutions and Orders], 1972-1973 (.35 cu.ft.).

Records at the Washington County Contracted Off-site Microfilm Storage:
Planning Commission [Record-includes minutes], 1950-2003 (22 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Washington County Web Site:
Planning Commission Minutes and Agendas, 2009-present (Internet).

 

Prisoner Registers

1884-1971

Series tracks individuals incarcerated in the county jail. Information includes prisoner identification number; date entered; name, address, age, birth date, height and weight, eye and hair color, and nationality of prisoner; arrest date; arresting officer; crime committed; sentence; bail; court; release date; and remarks. Prisoner registers, which may also be referred to as jail lists, have been inventoried through 1965. Access to portions of these records may be restricted for 25 years after termination of custody by Oregon Revised Statute 192.496(3).

Records at the Washington County Historical Records Vault:
[Index to Jail Record], ca.1938-ca.1962 (1 volume);
Jail Record, vol. 2, 1925-1937 (1 volume);
Jail Register, 1928-1946 (1 volume);
[Jail Register-includes meals], 1955-1958 (1 volume);
Parole Record [County Jail-includes parolee reports and some photographs], 1912-1920 (1 volume);
Register of Prisoners, vol. 1, 1884-1891 (1 volume);
Wash. Co. Jail Big Book [Washington County Jail Register-unbound], 1958-1964 (1 volume); 1962-1971 (1 volume);
Washington County Jail Record [Big Book-unbound], 1938-1962 (1 volume). 

Records at the Washington County Museum, Research Library and Archives:
Jail Register, 1892-1927 (1 volume);
[Prisoner Jail Register], 1892-1927 (1 reel of microfilm).

 

Probate Case Files

1842-[ongoing]

Series documents actions taken on probate cases brought before the county, district, or circuit court for settlement. Records include wills, receipts, claims, vouchers, petitions to sell, notices of annual accounting, final estate accounting reports, appraiser's affidavits, bills of sale, inventories, fee bills, appraisals, administrator and appointment certificates, and appraiser oaths. Over the years probate jurisdiction has been transferred from the county court to the circuit court in most counties. However, the county courts in Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Sherman, and Wheeler Counties continue to hear probate cases. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Washington County joined the Oregon Judicial Information Network (OJIN) in 1987. A predecessor database began in 1983.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Probate Case Files, no. 1-2616, 1842-1921 (44 cu.ft.); no. 2617-3658, 1921-1929 (29.50 cu.ft.);
Probate Index, 1848-n.d. (1 volume);
T.R. Cornelius Insolvent Claims [Record], 1894 (1 volume);
Search for 1842-1921 Washington County probate case files in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Washington County Justice Services Building, Circuit Court Civil Office, Microfilm Cabinet:
[Index to Probate Case Files], vol. 1-2, ca.1848-1987 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Washington County Justice Services Building, Circuit Court Civil Records Room:
Probate Index, vol. 1-2, 1871-1987 (2 volumes);
Small Estates [Case File Register], 1973-1987 (1 volume).

Records at the Washington County Courthouse, Basement Probate Office B7:
[Open Probate Case Files], 2001-present (90 cu.ft.).

Records at the Washington County Courthouse, Basement Probate Office B7, Break Room:
[Name Changes Probate Case Files], no. C13.0001NC-C13.0320NC, 2013-present (4 cu.ft.);
[Small Estates Case Files-title varies], no. C13.0001SE-C13.0289SE, 2013-present (4 cu.ft.).

Records at the Washington County Courthouse, Basement Closed Probate Room:
[Closed Probate Case Files], no. C05.0001-C13.0396, 2005-2013 (192 cu.ft.);
[Open Probate Case Files], 1972-2000 (30 cu.ft.).

Records at the Walnut Street Center Building, Second Floor Circuit Court Archives:
Cases Pending County Court [Case File Index-Probate Cases], vol. 1, n.d. (1 volume);
Name Changes [Probate Case Files], no. C00.0001NC-C12.0459NC, 2000-2012 (41 cu.ft.);
Probate Court Index to Box 1 [Case File Index], vol. 1, ca.1842-ca.1900 (1 volume);
Probate Files [Case], no. 3773-12810, 1931-1969 (217 cu.ft.); no. 1970.1-2004.679, 1970-2004 (655 cu.ft.);
SE [Small Estate Case Files], no. SE1-SE1054, 1974-1987 (6.50 cu.ft.);
Small Estates [Case Files-title varies], no. C88.0001SE-C12.0299SE, 1988-2012 (51 cu.ft.).

Records at the Washington County Historical Records Vault:
Cases Pending County Court [Case File Index-includes probate cases], ca.1842-ca.1900 (1 volume).

Records at the Washington County Museum, Research Library and Archives:
Index to Book 1 Probate Records [Washington County-typescript copy-Genealogical Forum of Portland], ca.1860-ca.1910 (1 volume);
Washington County, Oregon Probate Index: Book 1 [Abstract-Genealogical Forum of Oregon], ca.1860-ca.1910 (1 volume).

 

Probate Estate Records

1844-1935

Series documents information recorded about estates probated in the county or circuit courts. Information includes deceased party's name; recording and death dates; residence; name and address of executors, administrators, or trustees; estimated values of real and personal property; inventory and appraisal dates; the estate's value according to the appraisals and to the county court; and the names and relationship of heirs. Over the years probate jurisdiction has been transferred from the county court to the circuit court in most counties. However, the county courts in Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Sherman, and Wheeler Counties continue to hear probate cases. Probate functions in Washington County, at various times, have been the responsibility of the probate, county, district, and circuit courts.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Circuit Court Estate Records, 1866-1891 (.20 cu.ft.);
County Court Estate Records, 1866-1891 (.10 cu.ft.);
County Court Records [Estate Records-reel no. 6], 1844, 1860, 1874-1891 (1 reel of microfilm);
Probate Court Records, 1847-1859 (3 volumes);
Probate Estate Records, 1844-1861 (.10 cu.ft.);
Record of Estates, 1904-1935 (2 volumes).

Records at the Washington County Museum, Research Library and Archives:
[Washington County Court Records #6-Estate Records], 1844, 1860, 1874-1891 (1 reel of microfilm);
Washington County Estates [Probate-reel 2], 1887-1891 (1 reel of microfilm).

 

Probate Registers

1847-1987

Series records the actions taken by the county's probate court. Information includes case numbers, estate or deceased's name, administrator's or executor's name, dates and types of papers filed, and memoranda and court orders listed by dates of appointment of administrator or executor. Series may also be referred to as probate journals, dockets, or records of actions. Over the years probate jurisdiction has been transferred from the county court to the circuit court in most counties. However, the county courts in Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Sherman, and Wheeler Counties continue to hear probate cases. In 1986 circuit courts with probate jurisdiction began recording basic case information on the Oregon Judicial Information Network (OJIN). This network functionally replaced probate dockets and journals previously maintained by the courts. The transition to full use of OJIN by all circuit courts in Oregon took approximately two years. Contact the trial court administrator for access to OJIN. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Washington County joined the Oregon Judicial Information Network (OJIN) in 1987. A predecessor database began in 1983.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Bench Docket County Court [includes judicial, probate, and administrative actions], 1863-1882 (1 volume);
Probate Court Orders, 1852-1855 (.05 cu.ft.);
Probate Court Record, 1847-1852, 1856-1876 (1 reel of microfilm);
Probate [Journal-includes orders], 1849-1852 (1 volume);
Probate [Journal Index], 1859-1876 (2 volumes);
Probate Journal [title varies], vol. 4-21, 1859-1921 (18 volumes);
Probate [Record-with index], 1848-1857 (1 volume);
Probate Record [with index], 1847-1852, 1856-1858 (1 volume); 1858-1859 (1 volume); vol. 8, 1888-1892 (1 volume).

Records at the Washington County Justice Services Building, Circuit Court Civil Office, Microfilm Cabinet:
[Circuit Court Probate Fee Register], 1983-1987 (1 reel of microfilm);
Probate and Circuit Court Cases [Probate and Circuit Court Journals-Orders-title varies], vol. 122-536, 82.42-84.17, 1964-1984 (228 reels of microfilm);
Probate and Circuit Court Cases [Probate Court Journals], vol. 94-105, ca.1950-1964 (6 reels of microfilm);
[Probate Fee Book], vol. 22-35, 1963-1983 (4 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Walnut Street Center Building, Second Floor Circuit Court Archives:
Assessors Field Book [actually Probate Numbers-Case Number List-with gaps], no. 2491-7899, n.d. (3 volumes);
Fee Book County Court Probate [title varies-with index], vol. 2-21, 1891-1963 (20 volumes);
Index to Probate Journals [also indexes case files], 1939-1964 (2 volumes);
[Probate Fee Book and Docket], 1859-1882 (1 volume);
Probate Fee Book [with index], vol. 22-35, 1963-1983 (14 volumes);
Probate Journal [title varies], vol. 22-105, 1921-1964 (84 volumes).

Records at the Washington County Historical Records Vault:
Fee Book County Court Probate [with index], vol. 2, 1894-1901 (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).

Records at the Washington County Museum, Research Library and Archives:
Bench Docket County Court [includes judicial, probate, and administrative actions], vol. 2, 1887-1894 (1 volume).

 

Road and Bridge Records

1848-[ongoing]

Series documents the development, construction, maintenance, and improvement of county roads and bridges. Records include bonds, general road and highway maps, petitions to have roads constructed or altered, notices, complaints, vacation records, and correspondence. Information includes road numbers and names and descriptions of the activity occurring on the road. Information concerning county roads may be available on the Integrated Road Information System (IRIS) at the county road office. Technical road survey maps may be found in the series titled Road Maps and Survey Notes.

The searchable iSpirits research tool includes images of road maps and has a map layer that displays streets.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Road and Bridge Records [includes road petitions, reports, and correspondence], 1848-1882 (.20 cu.ft.);
Road and Bridge Records [Memorandum of Bridges-includes an inventory of bridge conditions], 1881 (1 volume).

Records at the Public Services Building, Room 202, Survey Section Vault:
County Road [Record-includes commissioners orders, resolutions, and surveyor reports], no. 2037-3264, 1967-2009 (11 volumes);
[County Road Record-includes field notes, drawings, viewers reports, and establishment information], 1854-1902 (1 volume);
Record of County Roads [includes commissioners orders, resolutions, surveyor reports, plats, viewers reports, and related information-no. 6 to 2036-title varies], vol. 2-9, 1876-1967 (8 volumes);
[Rural Address Development Maps], ca.1992 (ca.5 cu.ft.).

Records at the Public Services Building, Room 202, Survey Section Workroom:
Road Index for 200' Scale Section Maps, n.d. (.10 cu.ft.);
Roads [Alphabetical Rolodex Index], n.d. (.25 cu.ft.).

Records at the Public Services Building, Suite 350, Long Range Planning Section Office, Cartography Area:
History/Archive [Comprehensive Plan Historical Documents and Maps-includes rural natural resources plan, urban plan, community plans, and transportation plan], ca.1973-present (6 binders);
Washington County 2020 Transportation Plan, 2002 (1 binder).

Records at the Public Services Building, Suite 350, Long Range Planning Section Office, Library:
Road Index [Washington County-includes maps], n.d. (1 volume);
Transportation Plan [Traffic Safety and Roadway Management Plan], 1978 (1 binder);
Transportation Plan Update, 2000-2002 (16 binders);
Washington County Transportation Plan, 1985 (1 binder); vol. XV, 1988 (1 volume).

Records at the Public Services Building, Suite 350, Long Range Planning Section Office, Map Cabinet:
[Miscellaneous Maps-includes urban growth boundary expansion, transportation, flood emergency, wetlands, geology, topographical, election precinct], ca.1967-present (ca.200 maps).

Records at the Public Services Building, Suite 240, Assessment & Taxation Department, Cartography Division Office:
[Highway and Railroad Right of Way Strip Maps-rolled], ca.1910-ca.1971 (ca.150 maps);
Hwy & RR Index Maps [Highway and Railroad], ca.1910-c.1971 (2 maps).

Records at the Walnut Street Center Building, Second Floor, Survey Section Road Survey Unit Office Area:
C.R. [Road Packets-County Road Case Files-includes road petitions, survey notes and plats, and related documents], no. A1/2-3286, 1850-present (60 cu.ft.);
Road Petitions Numbers [Register], 1892-present (1 volume);
Vacations [Road], no. 1-501, 1961-present (17 cu.ft.);
VAC [Road and Subdivision Vacations and Dedications], ca.1950-2004 (6 inches of microfiche).

Records at the Washington County Historical Records Vault:
Bridge Specifications and Contracts, 1895-1901 (.65 cu.ft.);
Clerk's Road Ledger, vol. C, 1925-1926 (1 volume);
County Court Judge's Correspondence [includes road petition-box 4], 1958 (.05 cu.ft.);
District Roads & Special Road Districts [Record], 1923-1929 (7 volumes);
Ledger Roads R & H, vol. A-B, 1914-1916 (2 volumes);
Road District Ledger, vol. 1, 1915-1916 (1 volume); 1919-1935 (1 volume);
Road Supervisor's Petitions, Oaths and Bonds, 1904-1929 (.35 cu.ft.).

Records at the Washington County Museum, Research Library and Archives:
[Miscellaneous Maps and Plans-includes land claim, Sanborn insurance, topographical, transportation, vicinity, subdivision, and other topics], ca.1850-ca.1985 (ca.1500 maps).

Records at the Washington County Web Site:
County Road Search Tool [Searchable Database-includes petitions, orders, resolutions, vacations, and related records], n.d.-present (Internet);
Map Gallery [Miscellaneous Maps-includes election, environmental, general, land corner, land use, locational, planning, survey, and transportation], 2000-present (Internet);
Transportation Plan [Washington County], 2002-present (Internet);
Washington County Roads [includes transportation plan, road projects, bridge reports and related information], n.d.-present (Internet).

 

Road Maps and Survey Notes

1850-[ongoing]

Series documents the surveying and mapping of county roads. Records include road surveyor notes, alignment, profile, and other survey maps, and road registers. Information includes legal descriptions of the roads; road names and numbers; plans and profiles; township, range, and section numbers; dates of activity; and scales. General road maps may be found in the series titled Road and Bridge Records.

The searchable iSpirits research tool includes images of road maps and has a map layer that displays streets.

Records at the Public Services Building, Room 202, Survey Section Vault:
[County Road Record-includes field notes, drawings, viewers reports, and establishment information], 1854-1902 (1 volume);
County Roads [Plats-flat], ca.1890-1988 (ca.200 plats);
Market Road Index, n.d. (.05 cu.ft.);
Market Roads [Survey Maps-rolled-with index], no. 1-24, ca.1920-ca.1940 (ca.150 maps);
[Miscellaneous Maps-includes city, vicinity, district, and road-rolled], ca.1967-ca.1985 (ca.75 maps);
[Miscellaneous State Highway Strip Maps-rolled], ca.1925-ca.1960 (ca.75 maps);
Record of County Road Plats, 1937-1951 (1 volume);
Record of County Roads [includes commissioners orders, resolutions, surveyor reports, plats, viewers reports, and related information-no. 6 to 2036-title varies], vol. 2-9, 1876-1967 (8 volumes);
Record of County Roads [Plats-with index], vol. 6, 1919-1937 (1 volume);
SS [State Highway Strip Maps-rolled], no. 1-108, ca.1925-ca.1960 (ca.120 maps);
State Hwy [Highway Survey Maps-rolled], ca.1940-ca.1971 (119 maps);
[Visual Index Plats-to surveys, road surveys, vacations, and related information], ca.1852-ca.1996 (3 volumes);
W.N.V. & A. Survey for Wagon Road [Field Notes], 1873 (1 volume).

Records at the Public Services Building, Suite 240, Assessment & Taxation Department, Cartography Division Office:
[Highway and Railroad Right of Way Strip Maps-rolled], ca.1910-ca.1971 (ca.150 maps);
Misc. Maps & Drawings [includes road, intersection, and railroad-mostly rolled], ca.1950-ca.1996 (ca.100 maps).

Records at the Walnut Street Center Building, Second Floor, Survey Section Road Survey Unit Office Area:
County Roads [Records-includes survey and establishment information], no. CRA1-CR2297, 1850-ca.1990 (24 inches of microfiche);
County Roads [Survey Notes-includes miscellaneous notes], no. 52-1500, 1936-1977 (1.80 cu.ft.);
C.R. [Road Packets-County Road Case Files-includes road petitions, survey notes and plats, and related documents], no. A1/2-3286, 1850-present (60 cu.ft.);
Field Books [Road Right-of-Way-with index], ca.1979-present (100 volumes);
Field Notes [Road Engineering-alphabetical], ca.1947-present (4 cu.ft.);
Field Notes [Road Engineering-numerical], ca.1958-present (2 cu.ft.);
Index to Roads, vol. 1, ca.1850-ca.1900 (1 volume).

Records at the Walnut Street Center Building, Second Floor, Survey Section Land Corner Unit Office Area:
Market Road Loose Leaf Notes [Field], ca.1921-ca.1931 (1 cu.ft.);
[Survey Field Books-includes notes by Barrows, Barber, Barney, Bosworth Chandler, Gale, Graham, Hobbs, Huson, Jensen, Lomax, Meacham, Mills, MacIntyre, McGee, Morill, Newell Gossett & Walsh, Reiter, Walker, Wilkes, and county surveyors-includes land corner and road survey information-with index], ca.1870-present (ca.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Washington County Historical Records Vault:
Road Index Tube Files [Index-to road maps in Survey Section Vault], n.d. (.05 cu.ft.).

 

School District Records

1852-1964

Series reports the general and financial statistics of each school district located in the county. Information includes school district number and clerk's name; number of individuals within the district between ages four and twenty; number of teachers employed; number of school houses (owned by the district); number of legal voters; number of libraries and books within each; number of private schools; cash on hand at last report; district tax received from county; state schools funds received; general value of school grounds and furnishings; property values; enrollment; number of students enrolled from outlying districts; school census; and board minutes. Series may also contain school attendance and grade reports and data on students and parents. Records may be titled School District Clerk Annual Report, District Clerk's Book of Records, District Clerk Record Book, or Oregon School Register and Record Book, which is the most comprehensive record of school district activities. School district records have been inventoried through 1965. Access to student records may be restricted by state or federal law.

Records at the Washington County Museum, Research Library and Archives:
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 14-Roy], 1905-1910 (1 volume); 1918-1920 (1 volume); 1921-1928 (1 volume); 1930-1937 (1 volume);
MSS 7 Washington County Schools [Butler School Record Book], 1868-1891 (1 volume);
MSS 7 Washington County Schools [District Clerk's Book of Records-District No. 52 Iowa Hill], 1889-1891 (1 volume);
MSS 7 Washington County Schools [District Clerk's Record Book-District No. 2], 1922-1925 (1 volume);
MSS 7 Washington County Schools [District Clerk's Record Book-District No. 52 Iowa Hill], 1907-1910 (1 volume); 1910-1915 (1 volume); 1936-1938 (1 volume);
MSS 7 Washington County Schools [Hillsboro High School-Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 7], 1890-1891 (5 volumes);
MSS 7 Washington County Schools [Miscellaneous District Clerk and Teacher Reports], 1852-1881 (.20 cu.ft.);
MSS 227 [Gills School Register-District No. 3 Johnson School], 1921 (1 volume);
MSS 375 [District Clerk's Record Book-District No. 9], 1921-1922 (1 volume); 1922-1927 (1 volume); 1927-1929 (1 volume);
MSS 565 [District Clerk's Book of Records-District No. 63], 1889-1890 (1 volume); 1891-1892 (1 volume); 1898-1899 (1 volume); 1900-1902 (1 volume);
MSS 565 [Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 63], 1889-1901 (1 volume);
MSS 567 Manuscripts Oversized [Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 81], 1900-1902 (1 volume); 1902-1905 (1 volume); 1906-1909 (1 volume); 1930-1936 (1 volume);
MSS 567 [Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 81], 1893-1894 (1 volume); 1895-1897 (1 volume); 1897-1898 (1 volume); 1898-1900 (1 volume);
MSS 568 [District Clerk's Book of Records-District No. 81], 1890-1894 (1 volume);
MSS 568 [District Clerk's Record Book-District No. 81], 1894-1898 (1 volume); 1898-1900 (1 volume); 1907-1912 (1 volume);
MSS 583 [District Clerk's Record Book-District No. 45], 1896-1897 (1 volume);
MSS 583 [Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 45], 1886-1889 (1 volume); 1890-1892 (1 volume); 1894-1896 (1 volume); 1896-1897 (1 volume); 1898-1900 (1 volume); 1900 (1 volume); 1900-1902 (1 volume); 1903-1914 (1 volume); 1907-1912 (1 volume); 1914-1917 (1 volume); 1923-1930 (1 volume);
MSS 843 [District Clerk's Book of Records-District No. 8-Leisyville], 1889-1890 (1 volume); 1890-1892 (1 volume); 1892-1898 (1 volume); 1899-1902 (1 volume);
MSS 843 [District Clerk's Record Book-District No. 8-Leisyville], 1898-1899 (1 volume); 1902-1906 (1 volume); 1922-1928 (1 volume); 1930-1932 (1 volume);
MSS 843 [Gill's School Register-District No. 8-Leisyville], 1885-1886 (1 volume); 1888 (1 volume); 1889 (1 volume);
MSS 843 [Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 8-Leisyville], 1898-1899 (1 volume);
MSS 869 [District Clerk's Book of Records-District No. 58], 1901-1904 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 14-McCormick and Miller-teachers], 1925-1935 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 31], 1910-1915 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 33], 1921-1926 (1 volume).

Records at the Northwest Regional Education Service District Office, Vault:
Clerk's Annual Reports [various school districts], 1933 (1 volume); 1934 (1 volume); 1935 (1 volume); 1936 (1 volume); 1937 (1 volume); 1938 (1 volume); 1939 (1 volume); 1940 (1 volume); 1941 (1 volume); 1942 (1 volume; 1943 (3 volumes); 1944 (2 volumes); 1945 (1 volume); 1946 (3 volumes); 1947 (1 volume); 1947-1948 (1 volume); 1949 (1 volume); 1950 (1 volume); 1951 (1 volume); 1952 (1 volume); 1953-1954 (3 volumes); 1954-1955 (1 volume); 1956 (1 volume); 1960-1961 (1 volume);
Dist. Annual Financial Report [School District-various], 1957 (2 volumes); 1957-1958 (2 volumes); 1959-1960 (1 volume);
[School District Annual Financial Report-various districts], 1959 (2 volumes); 1960 (1 volume); 1961-1964 (4 volumes).

Records at the Northwest Regional Education Service District Office, Vault Microfiche:
District Clerk's Annual Reports, 1920-1929 (9 sheets of microfiche);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 45], 1896-1897 (3 sheets of microfiche);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 45], 1889-1890 (4 sheets of microfiche); 1896-1897 (2 sheets of microfiche);
Record of District Clerk's Annual Reports, 1909-1921 (15 sheets of microfiche).

Records at the Oregon Historical Society:
Mss. 1504 Public School Systems [District Clerk's Book of Records-District No. 23 Jt.-Multnomah and Washington Counties], 1890-1891 (1 volume); 1899-1900 (1 volume);
Mss. 1504 Public School Systems [Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 23 Jt.-Multnomah and Washington Counties], 1891-1892 (1 volume).

 

Superintendent of Schools Records

1895-1972

Series documents the official and financial affairs of the superintendent of schools concerning teachers, students, and schools located in the county. Records include annual statements on the condition of common (public) schools in the county, school district boundary records, school district accounts, and book purchases. Information includes financial information, school curricula, boundary descriptions, and enrollment and attendance data. Superintendent of schools records have been inventoried through 1965.

Records at the Washington County Museum, Research Library and Archives:
District Clerk's Annual Reports School Supt. [Superintendent], 1902-1929 (1 volume);
Eighth Grade Test Score Record Books, 1934-1945, 1952-1956, 1958 (1.40 cu.ft.);
Life Certificates [Teachers Holding Life Certificates Record], 1934-1955 (1 volume);
MSS 583 [County School Superintendent's Register and Record Book], 1898-1899 (1 volume); 1899-1901 (1 volume); 1900 (1 volume); 1901-1902 (1 volume); 1902 (1 volume); 1902-1903 (1 volume); 1903-1904 (1 volume); 1905-1906 (1 volume); 1905-1907 (1 volume); 1906-1907 (1 volume); 1907-1908 (1 volume); 1909 (1 volume); 1909-1910 (1 volume); 1912 (1 volume); 1913 (1 volume); 1913-1915 (1 volume); 1915 (1 volume); 1916 (1 volume);
Record of Annual Reports [Superintendent of Schools], vol. 1, 1895-1900 (1 volume);
Record of District Clerks' Annual Reports [Superintendent's], vol. 2, 1909-1920 (1 volume);
Record of School Books Purchased & Distributed [with index], vol. 1, 1906-1913 (1 volume);
Record School Dist. [Record of School District Boundaries-with index], vol. 2, 1897-1924 (1 volume);
Registrations [Register of Teachers' Certificates], 1898-1907 (1 volume);
Register of Teachers Certificates, 1907-1921 (2 volumes); vol. 2, 1921-1934 (1 volume); vol. 3, 1934-1950 (1 volume);
Register of Teachers' Contracts, vol. 1-3, 1900-1950 (3 volumes);
Register of Teachers Examined, vol. 1, 1910-1928 (1 volume);
Roll of Honor of Public Schools, 1897-1899 (1 volume);
Roll of Honor of Public Schools [includes Record of Meetings of Washington County Educational Board], 1911-1914 (1 volume);
Roll of Honor of Public Schools [includes Record of School District Boundary Board], 1913-1928 (1 volume);
Summary of Teachers' Reports, 1897-1898, 1907-1908 (1 volume);
Superintendents Record of Eighth Grade Examinations, vol. 1, 1910-1914 (1 volume);
Washington County School Census, 1905-1966 (8 cu.ft.).

Records at the Northwest Regional Education Service District Office, Vault:
Administrative District No. 23 [Proposed School District Reorganization Plan for the Sherwood-Tigard Area], 1960-1963 (1 volume);
A Study of Possible School District Administrative Units [Washington County], 1959 (1 volume);
A Summary of School District Reorganization [Washington County], 1957-1962 (1 volume);
Board of Directors Minutes [Rural School Board and Intermediate Education District], 1957-1974 (1 binder);
District Boundary Board Minutes, 1929-1940 (1 volume); 1940-1948 (1 volume); 1949-1952 (1 volume); 1952-1953 (1 volume); 1953-1954 (1 volume); 1955-1956 (1 volume); 1956 (1 volume); 1957-1959 (1 volume); 1959-1960 (1 volume); 1960-1961 (1 volume); 1961-1962 (1 volume); 1964 (1 volume); 1964-1972 (1 volume);
[Eighth Grade Examination and Graduation Index Cards], ca.1915-ca.1963 (.75 cu.ft.);
Non High School Board Minutes and Contracts, 1933-1937 (1 volume);
Non High School Board [Records-includes minutes], 1938-1960 (1 volume);
Reorganization Minutes [School District], 1957-1960 (1 volume);
Rural Board Minutes [School], 1947 (1 volume);
Rural School District [Records], 1947-1958 (1 volume);
School District Reorganization Committee Minutes [Washington County], 1960-1961 (1 volume);
School District Reorganization [County School Superintendent Record], 1961-1962 (1 volume);
School Officers and Teachers Washington County [Directory], 1943-1966 (22 volumes);
School Officers of Washington County, 1907-1972 (1 volume);
School Superintendent's Record of Annual Reports, vol. 1, 1930-1944 (1 volume); vol. 2, 1944-1966 (1 volume);
Teacher's Experience [Registration and Certification Record Cards], 1950-ca.1971 (3 cu.ft.);
[Teacher's Roster], 1910-1943 (1 binder);
Teaching Experience In Washington County [Record], 1923-1955 (1 volume).

Records at the Northwest Regional Education Service District Office, Vault Microfiche:
County School Superintendent's Record of 8th Grade Examinations, 1910-1914 (8 sheets of microfiche);
County School Superintendent's Register and Record Book, 1898-1916 (41 sheets of microfiche);
County Superintendent of Schools Record of Annual Reports, 1895-1900 (7 sheets of microfiche);
Final Record of 8th Grade Examinations, 1934-1945 (39 sheets of microfiche);
Record of School Books [Purchased & Distributed-with index], vol. 1, 1906-1913 (33 sheets of microfiche);
Record of School District Boundaries [with index], vol. 2, 1897-1924 (26 sheets of microfiche);
Register of Common School Diplomas, n.d. (2 sheets of microfilm jackets);
Register of Teachers Certificates, 1898-1950 (61 sheets of microfiche);
Register of Teachers Contracts, vol. 1-3, 1900-1950 (80 sheets of microfiche);
Register of Teachers Examined, vol. 1, 1910-1928 (6 sheets of microfiche);
School District Boundaries Descriptions, 1897 (6 sheets of microfiche);
Summary of Teachers' Reports, 1897-1898 (16 sheets of microfiche);
Teachers Grade Record Sheets 8th Graders [Test Scores], 1952-1958 (17 sheets of microfiche);
Teachers Holding Life Certificates [Record], 1934-1955 (7 sheets of microfiche);
Washington County School Census, 1905-1971 (405 sheets of microfiche).

 

Surveyor Field Notes and Plats

1850-[ongoing]

Series documents surveys of county land by the county or licensed professional surveyors. Records include log books, field notes, and plats. An index may also be included. Information includes survey dates; who the survey was for; donation land claims; township, range, section, and survey numbers; a history of previous surveys made for the area; descriptions of land, vegetation, and soil; landmarks; metes and bounds of tracts surveyed; and surveyor's names. Plats also include corner restoration marks, scales, dates created and filed, and donation land claim owners.

The searchable iSpirits research tool includes images of land survey plats.

Records at the Public Services Building, Room 202, Survey Section Vault:
A-File [Survey Plats-large scale], ca.1953-ca.1989 (ca.100 plats);
County Surveys [photocopies], vol. A-C, 1856-1891 (3 volumes); vol. E, 1903-1910 (1 volume);
Field Notes Government Surveys Donation Land Claims [with index], vol. 2, 1879-1913 (1 volume);
[Field Notes Government Surveys Sections-with index], vol. 1, 1851-1888 (1 volume);
Field Notes of Donation Claims Public Surveys [with index], 1855-1882 (1 volume);
Gov. Field Notes of Donation Claims and Public Surveys, 1852-1855 (1 volume);
Index [Survey Visual Index Maps], n.d. (1 volume);
Plat Book [County Survey-includes field notes], vol. 5-8, ca.1900-ca.1974 (4 volumes);
Plat Book [County Survey], vol. 3-4, ca.1911-ca.1950 (2 volumes);
Record of County Surveys [no. 1-112], vol. A, 1856-1866 (1 volume);
Record of Plats [County Surveys], vol. 1-2, 1882-1937 (2 volumes);
Record of Private Surveys [no. 3250-15377], vol. 1-16, 1947-1974 (16 volumes);
Record of Surveys [Register and Notes-title varies], vol. A-L, 1856-1998 (12 volumes);
Survey Index Cards, ca.1888-ca.1897 (.80 cu.ft.);
Surveys [Filed Plats], no. 812-32041, ca.1888-present (ca.55 cu.ft.);
[Visual Index Plats-to surveys, road surveys, vacations, and related information], ca.1852-ca.1996 (3 volumes).

Records at the Walnut Street Center Building, Second Floor, Survey Section Land Corner Unit Office Area:
CS Field Books [County Surveyor-includes corner survey information], ca.1978-present (135 volumes);
Field Book Index [by township and range], ca.1870-ca.1957 (.35 cu.ft.);
General Land Office [United States Bureau of Land Management Microfiche Records-includes rectangular notes, mineral claim notes, and Donation Land Claim notes], ca.1850-ca.1998 (8 inches of microfiche);
[Survey Field Books-includes notes by Barrows, Barber, Barney, Bosworth Chandler, Gale, Graham, Hobbs, Huson, Jensen, Lomax, Meacham, Mills, MacIntyre, McGee, Morill, Newell Gossett & Walsh, Reiter, Walker, Wilkes, and county surveyors-includes land corner and road survey information-with index], ca.1870-present (ca.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Washington County Historical Records Vault:
Timber Land Plat Books, 1926 (15 volumes).

Records at the Washington County Web Site:
Map Gallery [Miscellaneous Maps-includes election, environmental, general, land corner, land use, locational, planning, survey, and transportation], 2000-present (Internet);
Surveys Search Tool [Searchable Database], n.d.-present (Internet).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Online Land Records [includes various federal land survey records related to Oregon such as survey plats and field notes, mineral surveys, and historical indices], ca.1850-present (Bureau of Land Management).

 

Tax Lot Cards

1959-2005

Tax lot cards, which contain official descriptions of real property, are used to track land ownership and lot size and also may serve as a deed reference. Records include tax lot number; the location of the land in reference to township, range, and section; and a description and record of changes to the property, acreage, and land owner.

The searchable InterMap GIS database includes tax lot information.

Records at the Public Services Building, Suite 240, Assessment & Taxation Department, Cartography Division Office:
Ownership Books [Tax Lot], vol. 1-333, 335-392, 1959-2005 (391 volumes).

 

Water Rights Records

1909-1981

Series documents the authorization by the state and local governments for the use of public waters. Series includes water rights, licenses, and certificates of water rights issued by the state and filed with the county. Records may include alphabetical indexes to the certificates, transcripts, statements, evidence, and other records specifically related to water rights cases heard by circuit and appellate courts. Information includes names of individuals proving water rights; locations of water rights including the township, range, and section number; descriptions of land under such rights; and limitations of appropriations of rights and use of rights (i.e. length of time, usage). Original water rights certificates are filed with the Oregon Water Resources Department.

Some records related to water rights have been recorded as part of the Book of Records (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Washington County Historical Records Vault:
Certificate of Water Rights, 1914-1947 (.10 cu.ft.);
McKay Creek Water Control District [Records], ca.1960-ca.1977 (2.50 cu.ft.);
Water Record [Rights-with index], vol. 1, 1914-1954 (1 volume);
Water Right Certificates, 1914 (1 volume);
Water Rights Maps, n.d. (1 cu.ft.);
Water Rights [Record-with index], vol. 1-3, 1909-1962 (3 volumes); vol. 4, 1962-1972 (1 volume); vol. 5, 1972-1979 (1 volume); vol. 6, 1979-1981 (1 volume).

Records at the Walnut Street Center Building, Second Floor Circuit Court Archives:
Water Rights [Exhibits Briefs-Tributaries of the Tualatin River Adjudication Record], vol. V, 1938 (1 volume);
Water Rights [Findings and Order of Determination-Tributaries of the Tualatin River Adjudication Record], 1938 (.05 cu.ft.);
Water Rights [Jurisdictional Papers-Tributaries of the Tualatin River Adjudication Record], vol. I, 1938 (1 volume);
Water Rights [Miscellaneous Case Documents], ca.1960-ca.1991 (.40 cu.ft.);
Water Rights [Statements and Proofs of Claim-Tributaries of the Tualatin River Adjudication Record], vol. II, 1938 (1 volume);
Water Rights [Statements of Contest-Tributaries of the Tualatin River Adjudication Record], vol. III, 1938 (1 volume);
Water Rights [Transcripts of Testimony-Tributaries of the Tualatin River Adjudication Record], vol. IV, 1938 (1 volume).

Records at the Washington County Contracted Off-site Records Storage:
Unclassified Contents [Contestants Exhibits-Tualatin River Water Rights Adjudication Records-box no. 35801], 1959 (1 volume);
Unclassified Contents [Findings and Order of Determination-Tualatin River Water Rights Adjudication Records-box no. 35801], 1959 (1 volume);
Unclassified Contents [Tualatin River Water Rights Adjudication Records-box no. 35801], vol. 1-3, 1959 (3 volumes).

 

Zoning Records

1959-[ongoing]

Series documents the development and implementation of codes and policies relating to the zoning of county lands and to illustrate and locate the various zoned areas within the county. Records include uniform zone codes and ordinances depicting various zoned lands in the county. Information in codes and ordinances includes definition, code/ordinance numbers, purposes, uses, conditions for use, and changes made to codes/ordinances. Maps include area and/or zone descriptions, dates created, scales, and commissioners' signatures. Areas are typically zoned for residential, industrial, commercial, flood plain, agricultural, timber, public and government, and mineral extraction uses.

The searchable InterMap GIS database includes zoning maps and related information.

Records at the Public Services Building, Suite 130, Recording Division Office Area:
Miscellaneous [Exhibits to A Engrossed Ordinance #220-includes comprehensive plan and zoning information], 1982 (2 reels of microfilm);
Miscellaneous [Ordinance #265 Flood Plain Maps-includes comprehensive plan and zoning information], 1982 (1 reel of microfilm);
Miscellaneous [Ord. #280-includes comprehensive plan and zoning information], 1982-1983 (4 reels of microfilm);
Miscellaneous [Ord. #294-includes comprehensive plan and zoning information], 1982 (1 reel of microfilm);
Miscellaneous [Ord. #332-333-includes comprehensive plan and zoning information], 1982 (2 reels of microfilm);
Miscellaneous [Oversize Exhibits Ord. #47, 148, 218, 219, 242, 263, 265-includes zoning map amendments and comprehensive framework plan information], ca.1967-1983 (1 reel of microfilm);
Miscellaneous [Oversize Exhibits Ord. #265-includes comprehensive plan and zoning information], ca.1982 (3 reels of microfilm);
Miscellaneous [Zone Changes-Records], vol. 1A-1C, 2-5, ca.1962-n.d. (2 reels of microfilm);
Miscellaneous [Zone Maps], vol. 1A-1C, 2-5, ca.1962-n.d. (3 reels of microfilm);
Ordinances [Prior to Enactment Ordinance 45-294-includes comprehensive plan and zoning information], 1967-1985 (9 reels of microfilm);
Ordinances [Zoning Map Amendments], 1973 (2 reels of microfilm);
Ordinances [Zoning Maps], vol. 9-15, 1962-1991 (2 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Public Services Building, Suite 350, Long Range Planning Section Office:
Tapes & CDs [Land Use Resolutions and Orders-includes zoning], 1979-1984 (1 reel of microfilm);
Tapes & CDs [Ordinance Exhibits-includes zoning-title varies], 1983-1996 (20 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Public Services Building, Suite 350, Long Range Planning Section Office, Library:
Land Use Ordinance Exhibit Book [includes comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance information], 2003-2006 (35 volumes);
Land Use Ordinances [includes comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance information], 1963-2010 (1 binder);
Ordinances [Land Use-includes comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance information], ca.1980-ca.1985 (21 binders);
Washington County Code Update Ordinances [includes comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance information], 1991-1992 (19 binders);
Washington County Land Use Ordinances [includes comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance information-title varies], no. 91-698, ca.1971-2008 (19 binders).

Records at the Public Services Building, Suite 350, Current Planning Section Office:
[Historical Zoning Maps], ca.1974-ca.1982 (4 volumes);
Washington County Comprehensive Framework Plan [Historical Zoning Maps], 1980-1982 (4 volumes).

Records at the Public Services Building, Suite 350, Current Planning Section Office, Counter Hanging Map Area:
P.O.D. Sepias [Zoning Maps], 1959-1973 (11 volumes);
[Zoning Maps-by township and range], n.d.-present (30 volumes).

Records at the Public Services Building, Suite 350, Current Planning Section Office, Microfilm Alcove:
Tax/Plan/Land Maps [includes comprehensive plan and zoning maps], ca.1982-ca.2003 (12 inches of microfiche);
Tax/Plan/Land Maps [Land Use Maps-includes comprehensive plan and zoning maps], ca.1983 (7 reels of microfilm);
Tax/Plan/Land Maps [Old Plan Maps-includes comprehensive plan and zoning maps], 1962-1973 (3 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Washington County Historical Records Vault:
Deed Book no. 445 [Zoning no. 6-Zoning Orders], 1978-1982 (1 volume);
Zoning [Resolutions and Orders-with index], vol. 1-5A, 5B, 1970-1978 (6 volumes).

Records at the Washington County Contracted Off-site Microfilm Storage:
Zoning Appeal Files, 1968-1978 (2 reels of microfilm);
Zoning Maps, n.d. (2 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Washington County Contracted Off-site Records Storage:
Planning Commission Zoning Orders [actually Board of Commissioners], 1971-1979 (3 cu.ft.).

Records at the Washington County Web Site:
Community Development Code [includes comprehensive plan, zoning and subdivision and partition information], n.d.-present (Internet);
Land Use Ordinances [Washington County-includes comprehensive plan and zoning information], 2000-present (Internet);
Land Use Planning Projects [Washington County-includes ordinances and comprehensive plan and zoning information], ca.2012-present (Internet).

Inventory by Gary Halvorson, Senior Archivist
Last Update: November 14, 2013

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