Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Marion 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 Marion County Courthouse, County Clerk's Vault:
Cancelled Certificates [Transfer Certificate of Title], 1907-1968 (1.65 cu.ft.);
Land Registration Docket [with index], vol. 1-2, 1906-1924 (2 volumes);
Register of Titles, vol. 1-3, 1907-1968 (3 volumes);
[Torrens File-Index], 1909-1971 (1 volume);
[Torrens File-Numerical Case Register], 1907-1964 (1 volume);
Torrens Memorial Documents [Registration of Title], no. 1-6201, 1907-1971 (9 cu.ft.);
[Tract Index of Registered Lands], ca.1909-ca.1968 (1 volume).

Records at the Courthouse Square Building, Clerk's Office, Room 2130, Public Research Room:
[Torrens Memorial Documents-Registration of Title-with gaps], no. 1-6201, 1907-1971 (7 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Courthouse Square Building, Assessor's Office, Room 2233, Map Room Area:
[Land Ownership Maps-includes deed references-hand colored], n.d. (1 volume).

Records at the Marion County Archives:
Cabinet No. 4 Quarter Section & Subdivision Plats [includes land ownership information], ca.1941-ca.1958 (ca.200 plats);
Surveyor's Land Descriptions [Legal], ca.1924-ca.1943 (1 cu.ft.);
Town Range [Land Ownership Description Record], n.d. (1 volume);
TR [Town Range-Land Ownership Description Record], n.d. (5 volumes).


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