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THE JEFFERSON PARISH CLERK OF COURT LAUNCHES JEFFWATCH
Free Online Service Notifies Property Owners of Possible Fraudulent Activity
In response to increasing citizen concern about potential exposure of property owners to title fraud, the Jefferson Parish Clerk of Court has launched a new online alert service, known as JeffWatch.
“We are happy to launch this new online service for property owners in Jefferson Parish. Our hope is that the alerts will prompt users to quickly identify any possible title theft so they can take immediate action and report the incident as soon as possible,” said Clerk of Court Jon Gegenheimer.
Title fraud, specifically title theft, occurs when someone under a false identity transfers ownership of the true owner’s property to his/her name and then uses the fake title to, among other things, mortgage the property as security for a fraudulent loan.
After signing up for free property-transaction-alerts, a property owner will receive an email alert whenever a document bearing the owner’s personal or business name and/or relating to his/her property is recorded in Jefferson Parish. Notifications will be sent within 24 hours of the document’s recordation. The owner can choose to review any such document(s) via JeffNet, the Clerk of Court’s online Internet service.
For more information about JeffWatch, click HERE.
EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2022, PURSUANT TO LA. C.C.P. ARTS. 863 AND 891, ALL PLEADINGS MUST CONTAIN EMAIL ADDRESSES FOR SERVICE OF PROCESS. (A party not represented by an attorney is required to provide an email address, if the party has an email address.)
***NOTICE REGARDING WITNESS FEES IN CIVIL CASES***
Pursuant to La. R.S. 13:3661, effective August 1, 2021, “No witness [in a civil case, who resides or who is employed in this state] shall be subpoenaed to attend a trial or hearing unless the party who desires the testimony of the witness has deposited with the clerk of court the estimated attendance fee and travel expenses.” Each such witness is entitled to $50 for each day the witness is required to appear in court, and appropriate travel expenses. Please refer to R.S. 13:3661 for specific details.
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Take advantage of e-filing and fax filing by email (see information below). PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that in addition to e-filing documents through the JeffNet system, both civil and criminal documents may be filed by fax. Please refer to the fax filing phone numbers and email addresses provided on the Jefferson Parish Clerk of Court’s website specific to civil and criminal filings. Please also refer to the fax filing guidelines on the Clerk of Court’s website https://www.jpclerkofcourt.us/courts/24th-judicial-district-court/fax-filing-guidelines. Should you have any technical difficulties or need further assistance with either e-filing or fax filing by email, you may contact ComputerLab@jpclerkofcourt.us or the Clerk of Court’s IT department by phone at (504) 364-2976.