Ouachita Parish Clerk of Court's Office
Welcome to the official site of the Ouachita Parish Clerk of Court. Please look around and discover some of the services that our office offers to the public. You may contact us by using the information given below.
The Office of Clerk of Court in Louisiana fulfills what might be considered a dual function. Under the constitution of Louisiana, she is the Clerk of the District Court for her parish and at the same time is ex-officio Recorder of deeds, mortgages and other instruments.
As the Clerk of District Court our office receives and files all pleadings such as petitions, answers and exceptions in Civil matters as well as indictments, bills of information and other filings in Criminal matters. It is the gate through which all civil, probate and criminal proceedings must pass to reach the Court for trial. All original documents filed with our office are copied into record books maintained for that purpose.
As the Recorder our office receives, files and enters on a daily register all deeds, mortgages and other instruments to be recorded in the Public Records of Ouachita Parish. It is through the Conveyance and Plat records that the title to all real estate situated within Ouachita Parish is traced to determine its present ownership and status. In Ouachita Parish, these records go all the way back to the year 1785. All of these records must be retained in perpetuity in our office.
Our Office is located in the Ouachita Parish Courthouse at 301 South Grand Street in Monroe, LA. You may reach our office by using the following information.
Although this office has attempted to preserve the accuracy in this online version, these records are not official and the Ouachita Parish Clerk of Court will not be held responsible for any inaccuracies that may be encountered. Only those Official Public Records of Ouachita Parish provided in the Office of the Clerk of Ouachita Parish shall be referenced as the Official Public Records.
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