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Saint Bernard Parish, Louisiana

Recorder Offices


Saint Bernard Parish Clerk of Court

1101 W St Bernard Hwy / PO Box 1746, Chalmette, Louisiana 70043 / 70044-1746

8:30 to 4:30 M-F

Phone: (504) 271-3434


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Louisiana - Saint Bernard Parish Recorder Information

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

Recording Fees

Document Recording (includes up to 10 names indexed, a certified copy and the LCRAA portage fee):
Basic recording cost for 1-5 pages : $105
Basic recording cost for 6-25 pages: $205
Basic recording cost for 26-50 pages: $305
Basic recording cost for 51 or more pages: $305 for first 50 + $5 per additional page

Index fee after 10th name: $5 per name
Paper size larger than: 8.5 x 14 $20 per page
Debtor Fee (No SS# or Tax ID): $25 per debtor

MORTGAGE RELEASES (CANCELLATIONS):
Cancellation/Partial Release (single cancellation): $55.00
Cancellation/Partial Release (multiple cancellations): Based on per-page fees above.
Inscriptions (each additional): $10

AFFIDAVIT OF IDENITY (La. R.S. 9:5503):
Judgment or lein prior to 7/1/2012: $23 + $6 per additional page, $3 per additional name
Judgment or lein after 7/1/2012: $0

ATTACHMENTS:
Marginal notation for reference: $5.00 per reference
Clocked Conformed Copy (if supplied at time of filing): $5.00 per copy per document

CERTIFICATES:
General Conveyance & Mortgage Certificates
1 name and 1 tract or project: $20.00
Each additional name: $10.00
Each additional tract: $20.00

CONVEYANCE CERTIFICATES:
Each name:20.00
Each Additional name: $10.00
Each name (Redated): $10.00
Each additional site: $20.00

MORTGAGE CERTIFICATES:
First name: $20.00
Each Additional name: $10.00
Each name (Redated): $10.00
Each additional site: $20.00
Lien & Privilege Certificates:
1st name: $20.00
Each Additional name: $10.00

EXCEPTIONS:
Some prices vary depending on when inscription being cancelled was filed.
Oyster Lease: $100
Notice of Repossession: $75
Partial Cancellations: Add $5.00 per lot after 1st lot released

PHOTOCOPIES:
Copy ONLY (from imaged document and not certified): up to $2.00 per page
Conformed Copies $5.00 + copy fee
Certified Copy: $10.00 + copy fee

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)).

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

Document Formatting Requirements

* Documents should be submitted on 8.5 x 11 inch white paper or 8.5 x 14 inch white paper. The font should be black and no smaller than 8 point.

* Original copies only are accepted. These are not returned to the submitter.

* In order to avoid the non-compliance fee, use a margin of two inches at the top of the first page and one inch at the bottom and sides, and identify the document by title right below the top margin (La.R.S.13:844(D)).

* 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.

* The seller of residential real property shall complete a property disclosure document in a form prescribed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission or a form that contains at least the minimum required by that commission.

* Documents must include a legal property description and must state the total consideration paid for the property.

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.

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