Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Marion County Records Inventory

Foreclosure Records


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:
Assessment and Tax Records [Certificates of Sales of Real Estate for Taxes-includes redemption records], 1886-1900 (.25 cu.ft.);
Assessment and Tax Records [Record of Delinquent Tax Sales-with index], vol. 1, 1893-1905 (1 volume);
Medical Personnel Registers [Tax Receipts on Sale of Property-for Taxes-partially used volume with Registered Physicians and Dentists], 1887-1890 (1 volume);
Military and Draft Records [Notice of Sheriff Sale Real Estate-partially used volume in 1893 military list], 1898-1904 (1 volume).

Records at the Willamette Heritage Center Library and Archives:
[Sheriff's Sale of Real Property on Foreclosure-Published Notices-accession no. 0094.065.0016], 1916-1921 (1 volume).


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