Josephine County OR

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

Josephine County, Oregon Overview

Josephine County is located in Southwest Oregon. It was created in 1856 and believed to have been named after Josephine Creek which is a stream located in the area. The stream was possibly named in honor of Virginia Josephine Rollins Ort. Grants Pass is the county seat.

According to the 2016 survey, there are 85,904 people living in the 1,642-square mile area. The county is bordered in the north by Douglas County, in the east by Jackson County, in the south by two counties in California (Siskiyou and Del Norte), in the west by Curry County. The zip codes are 97497, 97523, 97526, 97527, 97528, 97531, 97532, 97533, 97534, 97538, 97543, and 97544.

Josephine County Officials Information

In Josephine County, the County Clerk is responsible for conducting elections within the county, maintaining public records including Board of Commissioners’ documents for the county, recording land records and liens, issuing marriage licenses, accepting domestic partnership registrations, accepting passport applications, and processing Board of Property Tax Appeals.

County Clerk’s Office:
Address: 500 NW Sixth Street, RM 170, Grants Pass, OR 97526
Phone: (541) 474-5240
Fax: (541) 474-5246

In Josephine County, the local health department is responsible for registering, collecting, preserving, amending, and certifiying vital records for the county. You can obtain certified copies of birth or death certificates for the first six (6) months after the birth or death from the Public Health Department. You can visit the office or mail in your request. You can also request for a copy online. Each certified copy costs $25.00.

Public Health Department:
Address: 715 NW Dimmick Street, Grants Pass, OR 97526
Phone: (541) 474-5325
Fax: (541) 474-5353

Josephine Court Records Information

Copies of case files and court records can be requested from the Josephine County Circuit Court. You will be required to complete and submit a Copy Request Form available for download on the website. You can submit the form in person or via mail. To send the request through US mail, you must address the envelope in the following manner:

Josephine County Circuit Court
Att: Copy Request
500 NW 6th Street Dept 17
Grants Pass, OR 97526

The fee for copies are $0.25 per page and $5 per certification stamp. You can request for the file to be converted to electronic format which costs $0.20 per page. To convert microfilm to electronic format, you will be required to pay a fee of $0.45 per page. The request will only be processed once payment has been made.

Josephine, OR Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009101,553
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20094,111
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009126
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009419
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009476
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009641
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20092,885
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200912,640
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-20091,161
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20095,144
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009905
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200921,453
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009162
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009403
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-200913,566
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20094,407
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-200954
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20092,147
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20091,596
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-2009870
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009657
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20091,887
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20092,860
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-2009275
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009148
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20092,343
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009487
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-2009229
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009856
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200939
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200916,059

Josephine County Clerk’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 500 NW 6th St, Grants Pass, OR 97526, United States
Phone: 541-474-5243

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