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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Marion County Records Inventory

Attachment Records

1856-1920

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:
Foreclosure Records [includes certificates and writs of attachment], 1856-1920 (1.10 cu.ft.);
Foreclosure Records [Record of Assignments], vol. 3, 1890-1898 (1 volume);
Foreclosure Records [Sheriff's Attachments-title varies], vol. 1-2, 1856-1893 (2 volumes).

Records at the Marion County Courthouse, County Clerk's Vault:
Sheriff's Attachment Record [with index], vol. 4, 1905-1913 (1 volume).

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