Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Clatsop County Records Inventory

Land Title Registers


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

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Land Book, vol. 1, n.d. (1 volume).

Records at the Clatsop County Courthouse, Main Floor Vault:
Certificate of Title Register, vol. 2-4, 1912-1956 (3 volumes);
Receipts and Letters on Certificates of Title, 1910-1967 (.25 cu.ft.);
Tract Index Lands, vol. 1, n.d. (1 volume);
Tract Index Lots & Lands, 1910-1956 (1 volume).

Records at the Clatsop County Judge Guy Boyington Building, Records Storage Room:
Certificates of Title [includes transfers], ca.1908-ca.1972 (.75 cu.ft.).


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