The Land Records Division is open from 9AM to 1PM daily

Legal Holiday Memorandum - Friday, April 10, 2020
Good Friday Legal Holiday

In response to COVID-19 in an effort to ensure public access, the Clerk Chelsey Richard Napoleon has offered FREE subscriptions to the Remote Access system including civil records and land records.  Existing subscriptions are being extended. Members of the Louisiana Bar can electronically file (E-File) civil pleadings using the Remote Access system.   In order to print/download images separate Escrow Accounts must be funded in the Remote Access System for Civil and Land Records. Press Release
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Motion to Close the office of the Civil Clerk
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On March 27th, we upgraded the Land Records Public Access System. With this upgrade, older versions of Internet Explorer are no longer supported. If you are using a version of Internet Explorer prior to version 11, or using Internet Explorer 11 in Compatibility View, you will be unable to login to the Land Records Public Access system until your browser is upgraded. This web site has been tested with major browsers such as Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Safari and Chrome. To ensure uninterrupted access to the Land Records Public Access System, please ensure that your browser is compatible. If you encounter login difficulty with a compatible browser, please refresh your internet cache by pressing Ctrl+F5 from within your browser. For additional information, please click here .

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

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 Aadvocate as Official Journal for Clerk of Civil District Court's Office

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Notice required by LA R.S. 24:523.1