Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Marion County Records Inventory

Circuit Court Dockets


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:
Circuit Court Docket, 1884-1892 (1 volume);
Circuit Court Docket Dept. 1 [Department], 1898-1906 (1 volume);
Circuit Court Docket Dept. No. 2 [Department], 1902-1907 (1 volume);
Circuit Court Dockets and Indexes [Circuit Court Dockets], 1872-1878 (1 volume); 1894-1901 (1 volume); 1904-1907 (1 volume);
Circuit Court Dockets and Indexes [Register & Circuit Court Docket-indexes case files], 1892-1935 (2 volumes);
Circuit Court Dockets and Indexes [Register Circuit Court], 1863-1872 (1 volume);
Circuit Court Register and Fee Book, 1884-1891 (2 volumes);
Register of Actions Cir. Court [Circuit-includes some county court actions-with index], vol. 1, 1890-1894 (1 volume);
Registers of Action [with index], vol. 2-6, 1893-1930 (5 volumes).

Records at the Marion County Courthouse Parking Structure, Circuit Court North Archives:
Circuit Court Docket, 1893-1898 (1 volume);
Register and Circuit Court Docket, ca.1952-ca.1956 (1.60 cu.ft.);
[Register and Circuit Court Docket], 1980-1986 (1 volume).

Records at the Marion County Courthouse, Circuit Court Vault:
CC [Circuit Court Case File-includes docket sheets], no. 1-74727, 1848-1971 (980 reels of microfilm);
CC Docket Books [Circuit Court Register], no. 9400-51489, 1909-1961 (23 reels of microfilm);
Circuit Court Cases [Registers], no. 74600-146297, 1971-1983 (9 inches of microfiche);
[Indirect Circuit Court Registers-Index], ca.1850-ca.1960 (9 sheets of microfiche).


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