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The Recording Department of the Clerk of Court is responsible for recording and maintaining real property records in Saint James Parish.
1 to 5 pages $105
6 to 25 pages $205
26 to 50 pages $305
51 or more pages $305 for the first 50 pages + $5 per additional pg.
This includes up to 10 names indexed and a certified copy.
Index Fee after the 10th name $5 per name
Debtor Fee (No SS# CC 3352 & CCP 1922) $25 per debtor
Cancellation/Partial Release (single cancellation)$55
Cancellation/Partial Release (multiple cancellations) based on page fee above
1 name and 1 property $20
Each Additional Name $10
Each Additional Property $20
Each exception after 10 $1 each
Copies (up to to $2 per page)
Conformed Copies $5 + copy fee
Certified Copies $10 + 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.
* 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.