Chelsey Richard Napoleon Clerk of Court and Ex-Officio Recorder Chelsey Richard Napoleon
Clerk of Court
and Ex-Officio Recorder
Welcome to the Clerk of the Civil District Court for Orleans Parish's website!

The Clerk's Office is dedicated to providing prompt, knowledgeable, and professional service to the Court, members of the bar, and the public. It is our mission to serve the public in an efficient, effective, and ethical manner.

Our office consists of two divisions - Land Records and Civil. Our Civil Division is where civil cases, such as personal injury, accidents, successions and foreclosures are filed. Domestic matters, such as divorce and child support, are also handled in the Civil Division.

Our Land Records Division is where documents regarding property are recorded. Documents regarding changes in ownership, sales donations, as well as, mortgages, liens, and encumbrances are recorded in our Land Records Division.

The Notarial Archives Research Center is also located in our Land Records Division. These documents, which date back to the 1700s, represent the rich history of New Orleans. Our archives can be used for property, genealogical, architectural and landscaping research.

To make the information we maintain more accessible, all documents recorded and filed in the Clerk's Office are scanned and can be accessed electronically online.

As committed public servants, we are available to you in person, by mail, by telephone, and via our website.
Chelsey Richard Napoleon Clerk of Court and Ex-Officio Recorder

Filing Fee Increase - Effective July 1, 2018




Effective Wednesday, March 12, 2014, the new Land Records Index is comprised of the following:

1) The Mortgage Index which covers September 21, 1987 through February 14, 2014;
2) The Conveyance Index which covers January 1, 1989 through February 14, 2014; and
3) The Unified Indexing System Index which covers February 18, 2014 forward.

The above indices are available online remotely and in the Clerk’s office.

Images for the above indices are available through the Unified Indexing System from January 1, 2005 forward. The images prior to February 18, 2014 can be searched by instrument number (or the former notarial archives number), mortgage instrument number (MIN), or conveyance instrument number (CIN). The search results for these images will only show the instrument number (or former notarial archives number).

Thank you for your input and support regarding the new Land Records Unified Indexing System. As a result of your input, we continue to make changes and improvements to the system. We welcome your ongoing suggestions.


MEMO: The New Orleans Advocate as Official Journal of Clerk of Civil District Court’s office Effective August 1st

Notice required by LA R.S. 24:523.1

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