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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Harney County Records Inventory

Attachment Records

1889-1951

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 Harney County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement Records Room:
Attachment Certificate Record [with index], vol. 1, 1902-1951 (1 volume);
Attachments on Real Property [Record], vol. A, 1889-1902 (1 volume);
Record of Attachments Filed, vol. A, 1889-1920 (1 volume).

Records at the Harney County Courthouse, Circuit Court Old Jail File Room:
County Court Register & Fee Book Juvenile [includes administrative and judicial actions in early years-includes attachment information-with index], vol. A, 1889-1979 (1 volume).

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