MORTGAGE, CONVEYANCE, & CANCELLATION DEPT


CONVEYANCE RECORDS INDEX
The Conveyance Index is organized by names of Vendor (seller) and Vendee (buyer). They are listed in date order received for recording by the Clerk of Court.

 

RECORDS OF REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS WHICH INCLUDE:
Deeds
Exchanges
Partitions
Judgment of Possessions
Land Leases
Oil and Gas Leases
Royalty Deeds
Right of Ways
Other instruments
(the effect of which is to transfer real property or interest and rights therein)

 

MORTGAGE RECORDS INDEX
The Mortgage Indexing is organized by name of Mortgagor (debtor) and by Mortgagee (payee). They are listed in date order received for recording by the Clerk of Court.


MORTGAGE RECORDS INDEX CONTAIN:
Mortgages
Judgments
Liens
Other encumbrances affecting real estate

MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS INDEX
Bond Records
Partnerships
Assumed Name
Covenant Marriages
Plats (A map defining how a piece of property is divided)

 

 

LAND RECORD SEARCHES
The department staff is available to perform limited land record searches for the public at $1.00 per page for copies.

 

THE EFFECT OF THE FIRE OF 1910 – RECORDS INCOMPLETE
Due to fire on April 23, 1910 in downtown Lake Charles, many of our early records are incomplete. While some were saved or restored, many of our 1800-1910 records have been lost.

 

 

MORTGAGE CANCELLATIONS


This department records cancellations in the mortgage record books when the proper authority is presented.
 

There are different types of authorities presented to the Clerk of Court depending on what type of encumbrance needs to be cancelled.
 

All note and authorizations are kept on record with the Clerk of Court after they are presented for cancellation.
 

The Clerk of Court issues a Certified Copy of Cancellation for proof of the encumbrance that has been cancelled.

 

MORTGAGE, CONVEYANCE, & CANCELLATIONS
To Direct Dial,  call 337-437-3558
SUPERVISOR              Ext 119
Asst. Supervisor        Ext 162
Cancellations             Ext 162
Indexing                      Ext 118
Research                     Ext 120 or 118
FAX                   337-437-3223
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