Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Umatilla County Records Inventory
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 Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office Research Room:
Deed Record Sheriff's Deed on Foreclosure of Mortgage, vol. 20, 1895-1903 (1 volume);
Deed Record Sheriff's Deed on Foreclosure [one entry only], vol. 32, 1903 (1 volume);
Deed Record [Sheriff's Deed], vol. 43, 1903-1927 (1 volume);
Deed Record Tax Deed, vol. 22, 1895-1909 (1 volume); vol. 65, 1909-1916 (1 volume).
Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Assessment and Taxation Department Basement Vault:
Delinquent Certificates, 1908-1925 (2 volumes);
Record of Delinquent Taxes Certificates Issued & Sales, vol. 1, 1910-1911 (1 volume);
Sheriff's Record of Sales for Taxes [with index], no. 1-8, 1891-1900 (8 volumes);
Tax Sale Redemption Collection Register, no. 1, 1902-1924 (1 volume).
Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Main Basement Vault:
[Certificate of Tax Sale], 1895-1905 (1.50 cu.ft.);
Property Sold for Taxes [Certificate of Tax Sale], 1905 (.20 cu.ft.).