Jefferson County OR

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Jefferson County, Oregon Overview

Jefferson County can be found in Central Oregon. It was established in 1914 by getting a portion of Crook County. The county’s name comes from Mount Jefferson which is located along its boundary line. The county seat is Madras.
Jefferson County has approximately 23,080 residents in its 1,791 square mile area, based on the 2016 survey. The county is bordered in the north by Wasco County, in the northeast by Wheeler County, in the southeast by Crook County, in the south by Deschutes County, and in the west by Marion County and Linn County. The zip codes are 97711, 97730, 97734, 97741, 97760, and 97761.

Jefferson County Officials Information

The County Clerk is the official custodian of public records for Jefferson County. He or she maintains the official records for all real property transactions in the county as well as records of commissioners’ meetings, ordinances, resolutions, and other miscellaneous documents. The County Clerk, as chief elections official, is responsible for conducting elections and voter registration. As the Board Clerk for the Board of Property Tax Appeals, the County Clerk prepares and records BOPTA hearings. Other duties include solemnizing marriages, issuing marriage and dog licenses, and processing passport applications.

County Clerk’s Office:
Address: 66 SE D Street Suite E, Madras, Oregon 97741
Phone: (541) 475-4451
Fax: (541) 325-5018

The Jefferson County Assessor is responsible for appraising and assessing the value and property taxes of all property located within the county. The office is also responsible for handling special tax programs such as deferrals for senior citizens and exemptions for active duty military personnel. In addition, the office reviews all taxing district budgets, computes the tax rates for each taxing district, and distributes taxes to the taxing districts.

Forms and documents available for download on the Assessor’s website include the Change of Address Form, Disabled Veteran or Surviving Spouse Exemption Claim, and the Board of Property Tax Appeals Real Property Petition and Instructions for Filing.

Assessor’s Office:
Address: 66 SE D Street Suite D, Madras, Oregon 97741
Phone: (541) 475-2443
Fax: (541) 325-5089

Jefferson Court Records Information

Any court records that are not considered confidential or sealed can be accessed by the public. Documents of newer court cases can be viewed using the kiosk computers located in the lobby of the courthouse. Files from old court cases can be viewed by submitting a request to the court staff for retrieval. To obtain copies of a court file, you can complete and submit a Copy Request Form that is downloadable from the Circuit Court’s Website. The request can be submitted in person at the customer service window in the lobby of the courthouse or via US mail, fax, email, or phone. The cost of each request will be provided to you after the request is made.

Jefferson, OR Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200921,661
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20091,117
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200918
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200968
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009147
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009159
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009284
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20091,688
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009381
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009410
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009188
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20093,368
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-200949
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200922
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20091,940
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009480
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20092
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009382
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-200944
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200968
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200950
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009196
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009687
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200914
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200915
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009331
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009178
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200929
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009113
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200913
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20098,937

Jefferson County Clerk’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 66 SE D St, Madras, OR 97741, United States
Phone: 541-475-4451

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