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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Sherman County Records Inventory

Assessment and Tax Rolls

1888-[ongoing]

Series documents the assessment of real and personal property, the determination of tax liability, and the collection of county taxes. Assessment, tax, and delinquent tax records are variously labeled as rolls, lists, or summaries. Records show property owner; description and value of urban and agricultural land, personal property, and livestock; assessments, equalizations, and taxes due; and notations on payment and delinquency in payment of taxes. Beginning with 1900, counties have only been required to retain permanently those assessment and tax rolls for years ending in "0" and "5."

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
Assessment Roll Delinquent, 1892 (1 volume);
Assessment Roll [title varies], 1987-1995 (12 volumes of computer printouts); 1997 (1 volume of computer printouts);
Certificates of Delinquency, 1938 (3 volumes);
Certificates [of Delinquency Register], 1903-1908 (1 volume);
Continuing Real Property Assessment Roll, ca.1970-1985 (6 cu.ft.);
List of Taxable Property [includes assessment roll information-title varies], 1929-1947 (47 volumes);
Tax Ledger [and Register], 1896 (1 volume);
Tax Register & Ledger, 1894-1895 (1 volume);
Tax Roll [title varies], 1986-2000 (23 volumes of computer printouts).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
[Assessment and Tax Roll, Assessment Roll, Tax Ledger, and Tax Register], 1891-1947 (25 reels of microfilm);
Permanent Records [Assessment and Tax Rolls-includes related records], 1987-1996 (3 inches of microfiche); 2000-2005 (1 compact disc); 2006-2011 (1 inch of microfiche);
Sherman County Tax Roll, 1947-1948 (1 reel of microfilm); 1957-1963 (1 reel of microfilm); 1982-1983 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Old Grade School, Top Floor Sherman County Storage Room:
Assessment and Tax Roll, 1913-1947 (61 volumes);
Assessment Roll, 1888-1910 (60 volumes); 1912 (1 volume);
Assessment Roll Delinquent Roll, 1894-1895 (2 volumes);
Certificates of Delinquency Issued to Sherman County Oregon, 1934 (1 volume);
Collection Register Taxes, 1893 (1 volume);
Continuing Tax Roll [Cards-title varies], 1947-1986 (20 cu.ft.);
Delinquent Assessment Roll, 1891 (1 volume);
Register of Delinquent Receipts [Certificates of Delinquency Issued], vol. 1, 1908-1924 (1 volume);
Tax Ledger, 1898-1929 (29 volumes);
Tax Register, 1930-1947 (18 volumes).

Records at the Sherman County Historical Museum, Second Floor Large Storage Room 3:
Tax Ledger, 1903 (1 volume).

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