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Lafayette Parish, Louisiana

Recorder Offices

Clerk of Court, Recording Department

800 S Buchanan St / PO Box 2009, Lafayette, Louisiana 70501 / 70502

8:30 to 4:30 M-F

Phone: (337) 291-6310

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Louisiana - Lafayette Parish Recorder Information

The Recording Department of the Clerk of Court is responsible for recording and maintaining real property records in Lafayette Parish.

Recording Fees

Documents to be recorded in 1 index type (fees are assessed separately for each recording book):
1 to 5 pages $105.00
6 to 25 pages $205.00
26 to 50 pages $305.00
51 or more pages $305.00 for the first 50 pages + $5.00 per additional page
This includes up to 10 names indexed and a certified copy.
Index Fee after the 10th name $5.00 per name
Paper size other than 8.5" x 11" or 8.5" x 14" $20.00 per page
Debtor Fee (No SS# or Tax ID# on judgment) $25.00 per debtor
Cancellation/Partial Release (single mortgage, lien or privilege) $50.00
Cancellation with original paraphed note $10.00
Cancellation of La. Dept of Labor lien (includes initial recording fees):
If lien was recorded prior to 8-1-17 $80.00
If lien was recorded on or after 8-1-17 $150.00
Notice of Repossession $75.00
Affidavit of Identity No Charge
Copies $1.00
Conformed Copy $5.00 + copy fee
Certified Copy $10.00 + copy fee
Postage Actual Amount

NOTE: If the instrument must be recorded in both conveyance and mortgage record, then the recording fee will be twice the amount less $5.00 LCRAA fee)

Non-standard documents: $10.00 in addition to recording fees for documents that are not in compliance with the recording standards (La.R.S. 13:844(D)).

As of August 1, 2018 documents will be charged the $5.00 portal fee for Lafayette Parish participation in statewide portal of records, which provides secure remote access by internet users to records maintained by participants.

Recording fees are subject to change without notice. For the most current fees and further information, contact the local office directly.

Document Formatting Requirements

* Original documents should be sent to the Clerk of the District Court. Originals are not returned to the sender. Section 2742 of the Louisiana Civil Code provides that documents deposited with the recorder become part of the parish archives.

* The filing party is able to obtain a certified copy of an original document with the Clerk's endorsement at the time of filing from the Recording Department. After filing has taken place, certified copies can be requested from the Research Department.

* Submit documents on 8.5 x 11 inch white paper.

* At the top of the first page, provide a 2-inch top margin. This should be left blank for the Recording Department. All other margins should be at least 1 inch.

* Below the 2-inch top margin, provide a document title.

* The document should be printed or typed in black ink and a font size of at least 8 point.

* Designate the name of the person responsible for all property taxes and assessments and include the address where property taxes and assessments are to be mailed.

* Any party to an act conveying real property located in Louisiana outside the city limits of New Orleans may obtain a certificate showing whether the state, parish, municipal, and levee district taxes due thereon, except for the year in which the conveyance takes place, have been paid.

* Provide a legal description of the real property. This can be included on the document or as an attachment.

* Cancellations of all types must first be submitted to the Cancellation Clerk in the Recording Department before they will be accepted for recording.

* Cancellations in Lafayette Parish must be in authentic form, which means they must be executed before a notary public and signed by the affiant.

The transfer of real property in Louisiana follows the general requirement of an authentic act. An authentic act is a writing executed before a notary public or other officer authorized to perform that function, in the presence of two witnesses, and signed by each party who executed it, by each witness, and by each notary public before whom it was executed. Real Estate Deeds

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