Copy of Department of State Lands deed or patent given when original lost
(1)If parties to whom deeds have been issued by the Department of State Lands have lost such deeds before they were placed on record in the county wherein the land conveyed is located, the Director of the Department of State Lands, on application of the party entitled thereto, shall cause a certified copy of the record of the deed in the office of the department to be issued under its seal.
(2)If parties to whom patents for lands have been issued by the United States for lands in the State of Oregon have lost such patents before they were placed on record in the county wherein the land conveyed is located, such parties, or their successors in interest, may apply to and obtain from the Bureau of Land Management, or its successor agency, copies of the records of such patents, duly certified to be correct copies of the original patents, or of the record thereof, by the appropriate federal officer.
(3)Every certified copy issued in accordance with subsection (1) or (2) of this section is entitled to record in the proper county with like effect as the original deed or patent. Every such copy so certified may be read in evidence in any court in this state without further proof thereof. The record of any such certified copy, or a transcript thereof certified by the county clerk in whose office it may have been recorded, may be read in evidence in any court in this state with like effect as the original thereof or the original lost deed or patent. [Amended by 1967 c.421 §197]
Atty. Gen. Opinions
Records involving title to real property registered under the Torrens system, (1972) Vol 35, p 1032