Columbia County Recorder of Deeds in St. Helens Oregon

Address and phone number for Columbia County Recorder of Deeds, a Recorder Of Deeds, at The Strand, St. Helens OR.


Name
Columbia County Recorder of Deeds
Address
230 The Strand, St. Helens, Oregon, 97051
Phone
503-397-3796
Fax
503-397-7266

About the Columbia County Recorder of Deeds

The Columbia County Recorder of Deeds, located in St. Helens, Oregon is a centralized office where public records are recorded, indexed, and stored in Columbia County, OR. The purpose of the Recorder of Deeds is to ensure the accuracy of Columbia County property and land records and to preserve their continuity.

Property owners may contact the Register of Deeds for questions about:
  • Columbia County property records
  • Lien searches
  • Deed and title searches in Columbia County, Oregon
  • Property ownership and transfers
  • Military discharge records
Columbia County Property Records

Land and property records maintained by the Columbia County Registry of Deeds include a wide range of documents, such as deeds and their related easements, rights of way, liens, covenants, and restrictions, as well as mortgages and related documents. The operations of the Recorder of Deeds are governed to a large extent by Oregon state recording statutes. These statutes establish how real estate ownership documents are to be recorded and tracked in the Columbia County deeds registry, and how conflicts of ownership are to be settled.

Real Estate Records

In addition to recording and indexing real estate property documents, the Columbia County Recorder of Deeds certifies documents, collects and distributes real estate transfer taxes, collects other fees, and provides some services otherwise associated with Columbia County Clerk's Offices.

Title & Lien Searches in Columbia County

The Recorder of Deeds provides access to real estate property documents for title searches in Columbia County. Title searches are necessary for verifying current ownership and the chain of a property's ownership, as well as any liens or other claims on the property. The St. Helens Register's Office compiles property index databases that enable computerized searches of existing real estate records. While most records are kept in a combination of bound books and microfilm, the Columbia County Recorder of Deeds maintains electronic versions of more recent real estate documents.

Columbia County, Oregon Military Discharge Records

The Recorder of Deeds is often responsible for maintaining military discharge records, which are not considered open to the public. The Columbia County Registrar's Office records and indexes the documents and ensures their confidentiality, disclosing them only to the veteran, their family members, or representatives authorized by the veteran.

Government Records

The Recorder of Deeds also records and indexes power of attorney documents, charters of non-profit organizations, and notary public commissions.

Contact the Columbia County Recorder of Deeds

You may contact the Recorder of Deeds by calling 503-397-3796, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Columbia County Recorder of Deeds, 230 The Strand, St. Helens, Oregon, 97051


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