News / Events 6/23/2017
  • Our office accepts credit cards for payments on accounts, copies, and advanced costs. We accept Visa, Mastercard and Discover.
  • You can now go to www.laclerksportal.org and search mortgage and conveyance indices of all participating parishes at no charge. If you find a record that you would like to access, the portal will connect you to the website of that specific Clerk of Court.
    
Mortgage Department
 
The Mortgage Department is located on the 1st floor of the Clerk of Court’s Office.
   
Ph:        (985) 868-5660
Fax:      (985) 868-5143
 

Supervisor:  Stephanie Roddy 

The Mortgage Department's responsibilities include:

  • Mortgage Certificates
  • Lien Certificates
  • Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)
  • Property Bonds

The Mortgage Department is also responsible for performing cancellation of mortgages.



MORTGAGE CERTIFICATES

 

The purpose of a Mortgage Certificate is to check if anything has been filed in the mortgage
records against a person or entity regarding a certain piece of property.
 
Per the Statutes, all requests for Mortgage Certificates must be in writing and must include the
exact name or names to be run and the property description.  A General Mortgage Certificate
can be issued on an individual or entity and will reflect any outstanding encumbrances on the
name(s) requested.  Mortgage Certificates are issued by the department on a first-come, first-
served basis. 
 
A Mortgage Certificate is NOT a title opinion and makes no representation as to who might
actually own the property described on the certificate. 

 



LIEN CERTIFICATES

 

The purpose of a Lien Certificate is to find any liens that have been filed between the contract
and acceptance dates.
 
An order for a Lien Certificate must be in writing and must include the complete name of the
contractor and the owner, the recording information on the contract that was filed into the
Mortgage records.  It should also include a brief description of the job that was performed between the parties.  Unless otherwise specified, the Lien Certificate will be issued as
of the date of the request. 
 
Lien Certificate requests should be submitted after the proper lien period has expired.  A public
job has a lien period of forty-five (45) days from the filing of the Act of Acceptance or
Substantial Completion.  A private job with a Bond attached to the Contract has a thirty (30)
day lien period from the filing of the Act of Acceptance or Substantial Completion.  A private job
with no Bond attached to the contract has a sixty (60) day lien period from filing of the Act
of Acceptance or Substantial Completion.

 



UCC CERTIFICATES

 

A request for a UCC Certificate must be submitted in writing on a Louisiana approved UCC 11
form.  Only one (1) debtor name is provided per UCC Certificate.  A Federal Tax ID number
should be provided, although it is not required by Statute.  The lack of a Federal Tax ID number
may impact the results of the UCC Certificate.

 



PROPERTY BONDS

 

There are several steps in obtaining a property bond to be used to bond someone out of jail. 
They are as follows:
  1. A Certificate of Ownership must be obtained from the Terrebonne Parish Assessors Office and delivered to the Mortgage Department to begin the process of issuing the Mortgage Certificate for the property bond.
  2. The order will then be taken for the property bond Mortgage Certificate and you will be informed as to what time your order will be ready for pick up.  Any property bonds ordered after one o’clock p.m. will be available on the next business day.
  3. All Mortgage Certificates issued for property bonds must be prepaid at the time of ordering.

 

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