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ACT 173 of the 2017 Regular Legislative Session

Effective August 1, 2017


A "document" is defined as those pages presented together for filing or recording, inclusive of the act, together with exhibits, riders, or additional documents attached thereto, including but not limited, to powers of attorney, property description exhibits, tax certificates and researches, mortgage certificates, resolutions, certificates, and surveys, R.S. 13:844(B)(1).


Every document filed for recordation shall be captioned as to type of act on the 1st page and shall have on the 1st page a margin of 2” at the top and 1” at the bottom and sides. The type size shall not be less than 8 point, R.S. 13:844(B)(2).  Documents to be recorded may be either 8 ½” x 11” paper or 8 ½” x 14” paper.


                 Documents to be recorded in 1 index type (fees are assessed separately for each recording book):

                                  1 to 5 pages                                                      $110 *

                                  6 to 25 pages                                                    $210 *

                                  26 to 50 pages                                                  $310 *

                                  51 or more pages                                              $310 for the first 50 pages +$5 per additional page


**             Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope for documents to be returned by mail to avoid additional postage fees.


Recording fee includes up to 10 names indexed and certification of your enclosed copy.


                 Index Fee after the 10th name                                          $  5 per name

                 Paper size larger than 8 ½” x 14”                                    $20 per page

                 Debtor Fee (No SS # or Tax ID)                                        $25 per debtor


                 Cancellation/Partial Release (single cancellation)             $60 *

                 Cancellation/Partial Release (multiple cancellations)        Based on per page fee above


                 Maps/Plats oversize:

                 1 page + oversize charge                                                  $130 *

                 This includes up to 10 names indexed.                          $    5 per name after the 10th name


*               Includes a $5.00 per recorded document fee for Louisiana Clerk of Court Remote Access and a $5.00 per recorded document for Parish Government fee assessed in Iberia and St. Martin Parishes only.


                 Affidavit of Identity

                 Judgment or lien prior to 07/01/12                                   $23 + ($6 for each additional page + $3 for each additional name)

                 Judgment or lien after 07/01/12                                       No Charge


                 Notice of Repossession                                                   $75


                 Mortgage Certificate/Lien Certificate (10 year search)

                           1 name and 1 tract or project                                $20

                           Each additional name                                            $10

                           Each additional tract                                             $20

                           Each exception after the 10th                                $  1

                           Each year after the 10th                                         $  1


                 Copies                                                                           $  1 per page

                 Conformed Copy                                                         $  5 + copy fee

                 Certified Copy                                                             $10 + copy fee


                 Court Minutes                                                             $10

                 Fax Charges                                                                 $  6  first page, $2 each additional page