Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Yamhill County Records Inventory
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 Oregon State Archives:
Certificates of Sale for Taxes, 1899-1900 (1 volume);
Sheriffs Tax Collection Records [includes some foreclosure documents], 1891-1902 (.05 cu.ft.).
Records at the Yamhill County Stern Building, Clerk's Office Basement Archives Room:
Certificate of Levy for Delinquent Taxes [water damaged], vol. 1, 1900-1901 (1 volume);
Deed Record Sheriff's on Foreclosure, vol. 37, 1898-1926 (1 volume);
Tax Sale Book [with index], vol. 1, 1891-1893 (1 volume);
Tax Sale Redemption Certificates, no. 1-274, ca.1894-ca.1905 (2 volumes).
Records at the Yamhill County Stern Building, Clerk's Office Basement Plat Room:
Tax Deeds [Foreclosure Records-includes mortgages-trifolded], ca.1896-1920 (.15 cu.ft.);
[Tax Sale Register], 1891-1903 (1 volume).