Avoyelles Parish Clerk of Court

Our Legally Binding Document Recording Fees

RECORDING FEE SCHEDULE
Act 1973 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 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):

Documents to be recorded in 1 index type (fees are assessed separately for each recording book):
1 to 5 pages$100
6 to 25 pages$200
26 to 50 pages$300
51 or more pages$300 for the first 50 pages +$5 per additional page

This includes up to 10 names indexed, a certified copy, and the LCRAA Portal Fee.

Documents to be recorded in 1 index type (fees are assessed separately for each recording book):
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)$20 per debtor
Documents to be recorded in 1 index type (fees are assessed separately for each recording book):
Cancellation/Partial Release (single cancellation)$50
Cancellation/Partial Release (multiple cancellations)Based on per page fee above
Cancellation by Prescription of Judgment$50 + $35 (Clerk Certificate)

Affidavit of Identity

Documents to be recorded in 1 index type (fees are assessed separately for each recording book):
Judgment or lien prior to 07/01/12$18 +($6 for each additional page + $3 for each additional name)
Judgment or lien after 07/10/12$0

Maps/Plats oversize:

Documents to be recorded in 1 index type (fees are assessed separately for each recording book):
1 page$100
1 page oversized$120
This includes up to 10 names indexed$5 per name after the 10th name
Documents to be recorded in 1 index type (fees are assessed separately for each recording book):
Notice of Repossession$75

Mortgage Certificate/Lien Certificate (10 year search)

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1 name and 1 tract or project$20
Each additional name$10
Each additional tract$20
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Copies$1 (per page)
Conformed Copy$5 + copy fee
Certified Copy$10 + copy fee
PostageActual Amount
Fax Charges$5 initial fee $2 per page

CIVIL FILING FEES EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1, 2017

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Advance Deposits Clerk's Docket Suits$300.00
Tutorships$300.00
Succession$350.00
Adoptions$300.00

Petitions:

  • Damages
  • Divorce
  • Executory Process
  • Executory Judgment
  • Garnishment
  • Open Account
  • Promissory Note
  • Sequestration
  • Mandamus
  • Partition
  • Restricted Driver's License
  • Interdictions
  • Writ for Sequestrations
  • Writ of Mandamus
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*With no service$350.00
*With Service on one defendant$400.00
*Service on each additional defendant$100.00
*Service through the Secretary of State Office$50.00

Rules:

  • Alimony
  • Divorce
  • Support
  • Judgment Debtor Rule
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*With no service$150.00
*With Service on one defendant$200.00
*Service on each additional defendant$100.00

Miscellaneous Petitions

  • Deficiency Judgement
  • Emancipation
  • Intervention
  • Cross-Claims
  • 3rd Party Demand
  • Reconventional Demand
  • Change of Name with Judgement
  • Change of Custody with Judgement
  • Motion for Summary Judgement
  • Supplemental and Amending Petitions
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Petition to Revive Judgment$300.00
Answer & Request for Notice$100.00
Answer with Request for Jury Trial$300.00
Motion in order to Appoint Private Process Server$100.00
Motion in order for Appeal$100.00
Exceptions$200.00
Curator Fee$400.00
Judgment of Dismissal$60.00
All copies$1.00

Additional Advance Deposits

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Each Additional Defendant$100.00

Advance Deposit Subpoena Schedule

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All Subpoenas Served in Avoyelles Parish$150.00
All other parishes$150.00

If any subpoena is to serve through the Secretary of State an additional $50.00 is required.

FAX Charges

253-7578

Walk-ins:

$2.00 for first page
$1.00 thereafter

Customers With Accounts:

$2.00 for first page
$2.00 thereafter

Customers In Civil:

$2.00 for first page
$2.00 thereafter