County Clerk & Records

County Clerk & Recorder

Photo: Harney County Clerk Dag Robinson. Follow this link to view Dag Robinson's bio.

Derrin "Dag" Robinson, County Clerk/Recorder    
450 N. Buena Vista #14
Burns, OR 97720
Phone: 541-573-6641
FAX: 541-573-8370

Tammy Johnston, Chief Deputy Clerk
Phone: 541-573-6641

The County Clerk is the official record keeper for Harney County.

The Records Division administers public records, legal recordings including all real property transactions, Commissioner's  Journal documents, marriage licenses, passports, OLCC licenses, county archives and abandoned personal property in accordance with federal, state and local laws.  The division records the following documents for public record: deeds, mortgages, military discharges, marriage licenses, town and partition plat maps.  County records include: County Court, County Planning Commission, and special district and cities.  The Clerk is responsible for managing records as prescribed by Oregon Revised Statutes.

The County Clerk is also the Clerk of the County Court and in that capacity keeps and writes minutes of County Court proceedings. The County Clerk is also Clerk of the Probate Court and Clerk of the Board of Property Tax Appeals.

The County Clerk issues marriage licenses, accepts applications for passports and OLCC licenses; performs marriages; and coordinates and records Board of Property Tax Appeal hearings.

In addition to processing all records of public transactions, the Clerk must maintain the microfilm collection providing security and preservation of all records through archives management while providing access to such public records.

The County Clerk is the chief election official of the County. The County Clerk conducts all elections within Harney County and registers voters, insuring compliance with federal, state and local laws.

The office checks ballot measures for timeliness and to make sure they are worded accurately as required by law. The office prepares and maintains records related to voting activities and candidate services. The clerk provides uniformity in the application, operation and interpretation of election laws and ensures that the public is provided with complete and accurate information.

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How To Contact Us:

  • Reach us by phone at:  (541) 573-6641 
  • Fax us at: (541) 573-8370
  • E-mail us at:
  • Visit us at: 450 N Buena Vista
  • Mail your inquiries to:
               Harney County Clerk
               450 N Buena Vista #14
               Burns, OR 97720

We are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed from 12-1 p.m.

Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, an election will be held for the purpose of electing Members to the Board of Directors for positions including any vacancy which may exist on the Boards of the Districts.  This election will be conducted by mail. Each candidate must file a declaration of candidacy or petition for nomination with the Harney County Clerk, not later than the 61st day before the date of the regular district election. The first day to file for a Director position is February 9, 2019. The last day to file is March 21, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. Candidate filing forms may be obtained from the office of the County Clerk, the respective District Office, or by following the links below.  The full public notice is available at the link below.