Polk County, Oregon Genealogy Guide

Polk County, Oregon (Map It) was created on December 22, 1845 from Yamhill District. The county was named in honor of James Knox Polk (1795–1849), President of the United States at the time of the county's creation. Learn More About State of Oregon History.

Polk County is bordered by Yamhill County (north), Marion County (east), Benton County (south), Lincoln County (west), Tillamook County (northwest).

Polk County Cities and Towns include Dallas, Falls City, Independence, Monmouth, Salem , Willamina. A Map of Polk County, Oregon contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Polk County, Oregon Courthouse Records

Polk County, Oregon Courthouse
Polk County, OR Courthouse

The Polk County Courthouse is located in Dallas, Oregon. Learn More About State of Oregon Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Polk county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Polk County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1848 and Land Records from 1851. The County Clerk has many duties which include vital statistics (births, deaths, marriage) and keeps a permanent public record of real estate transactions.
  • Polk County Circuit Court Clerk has Court Records from 1847 and Probate Records from 1846. The County Circuit Court Clerk has general jurisdiction over all civil and criminal cases, and typically handle cases beyond the jurisdiction of other courts. Circuit Courts also handle divorce, child custody, disputes over title to land, probate matters, juvenile cases, guardianship, adoption, involuntary commitment, and requests for injunctions.
  • Polk County Records Inventory The Oregon Historical County Records Guide includes descriptions and listings for each type of record in the inventory. Each series description includes a title and a description of how the records are used (function); types of records that may be included in each category (physical content); type of information that may be found (informational content)

Polk County, Oregon Census Records

Polk County, Oregon Vital Records

Polk County, Oregon Resources

Polk County, Oregon External Links

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