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.
Schedule an Appointment for Marriage Licenses & Passports
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.
Main Records Office Pendleton
216 SE 4th St.
Pendleton, OR 97801
Marriage: M-F 8 am to 4 pm
Passport: by appointment only
Monday 12 pm to 4 pm
Tue.-Fri. 8 pm to 4 pm
Recording: M-F 8 am to 4:30 pm
Satellite Office Hermiston
Stafford Hansell Government Center
915 SE Columbia
Hermiston, OR 97838
Phone: 541 667-3001
Marriages: 9 am to noon. 1-4:00 pm M-F
(Passports and Recordings not available at this location)