The Functions of County Records

The Office of County Records, (formerly the County Clerk’s Office) records all documents that effect the conveyance, encumbrance, or division of Real Property, including but not limited to: Affidavits, Agreements, Death Certificates, Deeds, Deeds of Trust (Mortgages), Easements, Foreclosures, Judgments, Land Sale Contracts, Leases, Liens, Partition Plats, Subdivision (Town) Plats and variations of said documents (amendments, assignments, modifications, releases, re-plats & satisfactions).

Other recorded and filed documents include: Military Discharges, Mining Records, Oaths of Office, Powers of Attorney, and Taxing District Budgets.

County Records also: issues & records Marriage Licenses; registers Domestic Partnerships; processes Passport Applications, offers Notary Public Services, assists the Board of Property Tax Appeals and maintains and indexes the County Commissioners’ Journal - a monthly record of the Orders, Ordinances, Public Works Permits, Contracts, Agreements, and other business Proceedings of the County’s Executive Branch. The Records Office also provides order forms and contact information for obtaining copies of Birth Certificates and other Vital Records not recorded at the county level, but on file with the State of Oregon: www.healthoregon.org/chs or (971) 673-1190. Limited contact information is available for other states as well.

For Divorce, Probate & Criminal Records please contact the Umatilla County Circuit Court at 541-278-0341.



Locations and Hours

Main Records Office Pendleton

Records Department
216 S E 4th Street,
Room# 106
Pendleton, OR 97801
541 278-6236 Fax: 541-278-6345
records@umatillacounty.net
Hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F

Satellite Office Hermiston

Stafford Hanselll Government Center
915 SE Columbia
Hermiston, OR 97838
541 667-3001
records@umatillacounty.net
Hours 8:00 a.m. to noon, 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F

Satellite Office Milton-Freewater

418 N Main Street,
Milton-Freewater, OR 97862
541 938-4098
records@umatillacounty.net
Hours 8:00 a.m. to noon, 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays only

Satellite offices may not always be open due to limited staffing. Please call ahead.

THIS OFFICE CANNOT:

  • Give legal advice
  • Supply blank forms/documents
  • Tell you what type of form/document to record
  • Help you fill out forms/documents
  • If you need help, we recommend that you contact an attorney or title company for assistance.