The Jefferson Parish clerk of court serves as the parish’s ex-officio recorder of mortgages and register of conveyances. The office records all real estate transfers, mortgages, liens, judgments, releases, etc. affecting all immovable property located in Jefferson Parish. Additionally, the office records military discharges, medical certificates, corporation charters, partnerships, business trade name affidavits, and documents concerning oil and gas or other mineral leases, interest transfers, and liens. The office also records documents relative to moveable property under the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC).
The office cancels mortgages, liens, judgments, etc. upon production of a properly executed release document. It also provides assistance for cancellation of property bonds and bond forfeitures and the cancellation of inscriptions by prescription.
The clerk of court is responsible for the maintenance and preservation of all documents filed with the office. All documents are digitally imaged after initial recordation, and those images are preserved with multiple copies of archival-quality microfilm or blu-ray non-rewriteable media using procedures and processes approved by the Louisiana Secretary of State. Since 1992, the clerk of court has imaged more than 134 million pages of documents. The clerk’s data are backed up throughout the workday onto live servers at an out-of-state disaster recovery site and daily with magnetic media tapes, of which there are multiple copies stored in locations away from the main computer lab and at the Louisiana State Archives in Baton Rouge.
Recording fees are established by the Louisiana Legislature in accordance with La. R.S. 13:844 (last revised 2017). The clerk of court’s office does not receive ad valorem taxes. Its operations are entirely funded by the collection of fees for services it provides. A schedule of recording fees is available on the Fees page of this web site.
Basic forms are available on the Forms page of this web site. We offer them as a convenience and to save individuals a trip to one of our facilities. They are intended only as samples and for use by qualified notaries or attorneys only, who can best confirm the effectiveness or legality of the forms’ language. The clerk of court’s office is prohibited by law from providing legal advice or assistance with the completion of any of these or other forms. All documents must be submitted with the appropriate fees. Consult the Fees page for the applicable charges.