Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Multnomah 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 Bench Docket, 1859-1873 (3 volumes).

Records at the Multnomah County Courthouse, Room 131, Circuit Court File Room:
[Circuit Court Bench Docket], 1873-1879 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Circuit Court Docket], vol. 1, 1910-1911 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Circuit Court Transcript of Judgment Register], 1895-1961 (5 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Towne Storage Building, Multnomah County Circuit Court Records Area:
Circuit Court Criminal Register [with index], vol. 1, 1905-1908 (1 volume); vol. 29, 1948-1950 (1 volume); vol. 31-59, 1951-1971 (29 volumes);
Circuit Court Fee Register [also titled Circuit Court Register-with gaps], vol. 1-853, 1871-1980 (ca.740 volumes);
Circuit Court Reciprocal Register, vol. 1-11, 1963-1975 (11 volumes);
Court of Domestic Relations [Register-includes name changes and adoptions], 1926-1975 (15 volumes);
Criminal Docket, 1885-1907 (1 volume);
Fee Book Civil Cases [with index], 1874-1875 (1 volume);
Fee Book Criminal Cases, 1874-1879 (1 volume);
Multnomah County [Trial Docket], 1898-1912 (1 volume);
Register of Exhibits, vol. 1-2, 1909-1927 (2 volumes);
Trial Docket Circuit Court-Dept. 4, 1913-1919 (1 volume).


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