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Columbia County, Oregon Overview

Columbia County can be found in the northwestern region of Oregon. St. Helens serves as the county seat. In 1854, the county was created from a portion of Washington County. It was named after the Columbia River which borders the county’s northern and eastern sides.

Columbia County has a total area of 688 square miles, most of which is land (657 square miles). It has an estimated population of 50,785 residents according to the 2016 census. Columbia County is bordered by two Washington State counties (Wahkiakum and Cowlitz) in the north; Clark County, Washington in the east; Multnomah County and Washington County, Oregon in the south; and Clatsop County in the east. The zip codes in the county are 97016, 97018, 97048, 97051, 97053, 97054, 97056, and 97064.

Columbia County Officials Information

The County Clerk is responsible for the safekeeping of public records for Columbia County. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 5pm. Documents are recorded from 9am to 4pm. Applications for passports and marriage licenses are accepted Monday through Thursday from 8:30am to 4pm and on Fridays from 8:30am to 3:30pm.

County Clerk’s Office:

230 Strand Street, St. Helens, OR 97051
Phone: 503-397-3796

The County Clerk’s Office accepts the filing of Board Property Tax Appeals. The following forms are available for download on its website: Real Property Petition and Instructions for Filing, Personal Property Petition and Instructions for Filing, Petition for Waiver of Late Filing Penalty, and Authorization to Represent.

Documents that can be requested from the County Clerk include mining claims, death certificates, judgments, military discharge DD214, liens, warrants, and satisfaction of judgments. Most documents requested will have a recording fee of $51 with a $5 fee per additional page.

The Assessor’s Office for Columbia County is responsible for the assessment of all property in the county and the collection of property taxes. The office is open from Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except for the second Thursday of each month. On this day, the office is only open from 8:30am to 12nn for staff work sessions and training.

Columbia County Assessor’s Office:

230 Strand Street, St. Helens, OR 97051
Phone: 503-397-2240
Fax: 503-397-5153
Email: sue.martin@co.columbia.or.us

The Assessor’s Office is responsible for creating maps, handling deferral and exmption programs, providing clerical error and omitted property corrections, and allowing access to GIS Data, Property Sales Data, and Property Records Online.

Columbia Court Records Information

Court Records in Columbia County are held by the Circuit Court. If you wish to get access to court records online, you can sign up for the Oregon Judicial Case Information Network (OJCIN). You can access all public court records such as court calendars, basic case information, party information, event entries, and dispositions for free on certain cases. To obtain greater access to court records, you can visit the Circuit Court in Columbia County and check the records using the kiosk.

Columbia, OR Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200961,334
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20092,606
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200959
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009233
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009394
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009569
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20091,084
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20097,433
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-20091,066
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20091,905
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009778
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200912,871
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-200994
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009244
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20097,023
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20091,441
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-200973
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20092,696
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009949
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-2009257
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009250
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20091,161
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20092,185
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200939
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200918
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20092,137
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009530
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200950
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009310
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-2009125
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20099,710

Columbia County Clerk’s Office
Phone: 503-397-3796

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