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The Recording Department of the Clerk of Court is responsible for recording and maintaining real property records in Saint Tammany Parish.
DOCUMENTS TO BE RECORDED IN ONE INDEX TYPE Fees are assessed separately for EACH recording book
Tiered fees below include up to 10 names indexed and a certified copy
1 to 5 pages $110.00 *
6 to 25 pages $210.00 *
26 to 50 pages $310.00 *
51 or more pages $310.00 * for the first 50 pages + $5.00 per additional page
Index Fee after the 10th name $5.00 per name
Paper size larger than 8.5" x 14" $20.00 per page
Debtor Fee (No SS# or Tax ID) (CCP Article 1922 C(1)) $25.00 per debtor
MORTGAGE RELEASES (CANCELLATIONS) Fees are assessed separately for EACH recording book
Effective August 1, 2017, the St. Tammany Parish Clerk of Court will record all mortgage inscription releases and promissory
notes. All releases and promissory notes will be given standard recordation information.
Cancellation/Partial Release (single cancellation) $60.00 *
Cancellation/Partial Release (multiple cancellations) Based on per page fee above
Notice of Cancellation $10.00 per MOB
Cancellation by Note (single cancellation) $10.00 regardless of page count
* Fee includes the Louisiana Clerks Remote Access Authority (LCRAA) Portal Fee of $5.00 (La. R.S. 13:754) and the St. Tammany Parish Council Fee of $5.00 (La. R.S. 33:1236(55)(a))
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.
* Use 8.5 x 11 inch white paper with black ink and a font size no smaller than 8 point font.
* On the first page, provide a top margin of at least 2 inches. All other margins should be at least 1 inch.
* Documents should contain a caption or title on the first page that indicates the nature of the transaction. This should be immediately after the 2-inch top margin.
* A document should 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.
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.