Lookup Public Records in Clatsop CountyOregon. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Clatsop County, Oregon Overview

Clatsop County is located on the northwesternmost tip of Oregon. Its county seat is Astoria. Created in 1844, the county was named after the Native Americans who lived along the coast of the Pacific Ocean before the Europeans settled in the area – the Clatsop tribe.

The county has 1,084 square miles of land and water. There are approximately 38,632 people living in the area based on the 2016 census. Clatsop County is bordered in the north by Pacific County and Wahkiakum County in Washington State, Columbia County in the north, and Tillamook County in the south. The zip codes in the county are 97102, 97103, 97110, 97121, 97138, 97145, and 97146.

Clatsop County Officials Information

The County Clerk is the official record keeper and chief election official for Clatsop County. The Records Division of the Clerk’s Office manages public records, marriage licenses, passports, OLCC licenses, legal recordings, county archives, and abandoned personal property. The public records and county records handled by this office include deeds, mortgages, military discharges, marriage licenses, town and partition plat maps, Board of County Commissioners, County Planning Commission, and special district and cities.

County Clerk’s Office:

820 Exchange St., Suite 220, Astoria, OR 97103
Phone: (503) 325-8511
Fax: (503) 325-9307
Email: clerk@co.clatsop.or.us

Aside from handling the records of the County, the Clerk also issues marriage licenses and county park passes, performs marriages, accepts passport and OLCC license applications, and records Board of Property Tax Appeal hearings.

In addition, the Clerk also conducts elections within the county, registers voters, checks ballot measures, and maintains records related to voting activities and candidate services.

The documents that can be requested from the Clerk’s Office include Appointment of Trustee, Death Certificates, Deeds, Easements, Judgments, Liens, Lien Satisfaction, Military Discharge papers, Modification of Trust Deed, Partition Plat Map, Power of Attorney, Substitution of Trustee, and UCC Filings on Oregon 1A Form (mortgages).

The Clatsop County Department of Assessment and Taxation is responsible for determining the value of all property in accordance to state law. Property taxes and penalties in the county is collected by this department and then distributed to the appropriate taxing districts.

Clatsop County Assessment & Taxation

820 Exchange St., Suite 210, Astoria, OR 97103
Phone: (503) 325-8522
Fax: (503) 338-3638
Email: assessor@co.clatsop.or.us

Aside from providing assessment of properties and collection of taxes and penalties, the Assessment and Taxation Department runs exemption programs, storm damage property tax relief, and access to property ownership, assessor maps, certified taxes, values, and property inventory information. Anyone can request for the following documents from the department: assessor maps, assessor plats, copies of tax receipts, data export queries, and assessment & tax roll. Property owners can access district tax rates, GASB 77 Property Tax Abatements, and Tax Rate Summary from the website. They can also pay their property taxes online.

Clatsop Court Records Information

Court records that are classified as non-confidential or are not sealed can be accessed by the general public. Clatsop County Circuit Court records are maintained by the court staff. Requests can be made to view court documents using the kiosk computers in the lobby of the courthouse for newer court cases. Older cases that have not been digitized can be viewed by requesting the staff to retrieve the file. To request for a copy of a court file or audio copies of proceedings, you will need to complete and submit a Court File or Audio Copy Request Form. You can submit the form in person through the customer service window at the courthouse or via email, US mail, fax, or phone. The cost will be calculated by the staff. Payment of all fees must be made before any copies will be made.

Clatsop, OR Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200947,914
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20092,885
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200931
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009129
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009160
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009651
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009783
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20095,768
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009411
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20091,401
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009213
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20098,387
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009166
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009106
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20095,360
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20091,024
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-200957
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20092,931
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009691
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-2009271
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009159
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20091,231
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20091,328
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20096
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200930
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20091,804
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009177
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200972
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009977
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200926
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20096,929

Clatsop County clerk’s Office

Address: 820 Exchange St., Suite 220 Astoria, OR 97103
Phone: (503) 325-8511

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