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Marion County, Oregon Overview

Marion County can be found in the northwest region of Oregon. Salem is the county seat. Marion County was created in 1843 and originally named the Champooick District. In 1849, the name was changed to Marion County in honor of Francis Marion, a Continental Army general who fought in the American Revolutionary War. The total area of the county is 1,194 square miles. According to the 2016 survey, there are approximately 336,316 people living in the area. Marion County is bordered by Clackamas County and Wasco County in the northeast, Jefferson County in the southeast, Linn County in the south, Polk County in the west, and Yamhill County in the northwest. The zip codes are 97002, 97020, 97026, 97032, 97071, 97137, 97301, 97302, 97303, 97305, 97306, 97307, 97308, 97309, 97310, 97311, 97312, 97313, 97314, 97317, 97325, 97342, 97346, 97350, 97352, 97362, 97373, 97375, 97381, 97383, 97384, 97385, and 97392.

Marion County Officials Information

The Marion County Clerk’s Office provides the citizens of the county access to property records. The office is also responsible for conducting elections within the county and handling voter registration. The County Clerk’s Office has five divisions: Administration, Board of Property Tax Appeals, Records Management, Elections, and Licensing and Recording. The Records Center and Archives Department of the County Clerk stores historical books and documents for Marion County. Citizens may submit a request to view records through the Recording Agency. The Licensing and Recording Division records and maintains the official record of deeds, mortgages, liens and other property records. This division is also responsible for issuing marriage licenses, accepting passport applications, issuing declarations of domestic partnerships, and accepting liquor license applications.

County Clerk Elections Division:
Address: 555 Court Street, Salem, OR 97309-5036
Phone: 503.588.5225
Fax: 503.373.4408

The Assessor’s Office handles the appraisal and assessment of all properties in Marion County. The office is also responsible for maintaining all records on property tax accounts that have real market value of over $42 billion and assessed value of over $24.2 billion. The office also handles special programs such as exemptions and deferrals as well as handles special assessments and enterprise zone exemptions. In addition, it provides the public with maps, descriptions, and ownership of properties and property locations.

The forms available for download at the department’s website include Application for Correction of Maximum Assessed Value, Application for Reduction of Maximum Assessed Value of Demolished or Removed Buildings, and Reassessment of Values Due to Fire or Act of God.

Assessor’s Office:
Address: 555 Court St NE, Suite 2233, Salem, OR 97301
Phone: (503) 588-5144

Marion Court Records Information

Court records are available for viewing at the Marion County Courthouse via the five public terminals in the Records lobby. To request copies of court records, you may submit a request in person or via mail. Court records that are from before 1986 are in microfilm which means that you will need to use the Microfilm Request form. Make sure that you provide the following information: case name and Circuit Court case number, list of documents to be copied, and your complete contact information.

Marion, OR Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009379,653
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-200915,190
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009238
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-20091,284
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-20091,675
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-20093,100
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20097,547
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200937,655
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-20095,970
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-200912,771
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-20091,889
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200971,742
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009832
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009702
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-200934,275
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20098,762
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-2009242
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-200912,350
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20094,677
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20091,138
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-20095,639
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20096,402
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20099,639
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-2009170
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009636
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20097,345
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-20093,170
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20091,870
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-20092,709
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-2009273
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-2009111,082

Marion County Clerk’s Office

Address: 555 Court Street NE, 2nd Floor Salem, OR 97301, USA
Phone: (503) 588-5041

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