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Commonly Asked for Information

The Rapides Parish Clerk of Court is open Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, from 8:30AM to 4:30PM. The Clerk's Office is located on the first floor of the Rapides Parish Courthouse. The parking garage entrance is on Foisy Street and additional parking is available at the lot on the corner of Washington and 8th Streets.

Rapides Courthouse Parking

Bankruptcy Court 318.445.1890
Bar Association web site 800.421.5722
Bar Card and ID Badge 318.449.5105
Bonds, Fines, and Traffic Tickets 318.473.6717
Building Permits Inside Alexandria City Limits 318.473.1297
Inside Pineville City Limits 318.449.5660
Outside Both City Limits 318.487.5401
Business License web site Inside Alexandria City Limits 318.449.5081
Inside Pineville City Limits 318.449.5660
Outside Both City Limits 318.445.0296
Constables directory web site web site
Court House Information Desk 318.473.6600
District Attorney 318.473.6650
Judges Office web site 318.443.6893
Liquor License 318.449.5081
Probation and Parole - State - Alexandria Office 318.487.5301
Rapides Legal News 318.640.0978
Rapides Parish Jail 318.473.6751
Registrar of Voters 318.473.6770
Tax Assessor 318.448.8511
 
Public Service and Copy Information
The Public Service Department's primary function is to greet the public and to help the public obtain the information it is requesting.

The following requirements are to help us serve the public more efficiently and accurately. These requirements will cut down on errors that might be made by either our office or the requesting party. If you have any questions, you can reach us at the numbers listed below. We look forward to better serving you.

Public Service Copy Fees and Requirements:

• Accepted payment methods: Cash or check made payable to Rapides Parish Clerk of Court.
• All request for copies must be in a written request or in person. No phone orders will be accepted. (A self addressed stamped envelope must accompany all request).
• Copies are $1.00 per page and $5.00 for certification.
• Copies of complete suits are $1.00 per page and $7.00 for certification.
• Act of Congress copies are $1.00 per page and $7.00 for certification.
• Searches: One Name-One Index $20.00; $10.00 each variation of name.
• Extracts of Court Minutes are $10.00 per docket.
Requests may be faxed to 318.473.4667, attention Public Service.
• Fax copy fees: Local $1.00 per page. Long distance $2.25 per page.
• Inquiries on cancellation information are $5.00 per document. (A recordation certificate will be provided)
• Copies for the general public must be paid for in advance. If a request comes in by fax, we will call or fax with the amount due. Once payment is received, copies will be sent out.
• Any charges to an attorney or firm must be initialed by whoever picks up the copies. No copies will be put in the court house box until the charge account is initialed.
• No legal descriptions, legal documents, proceedings, etc., can be read over the phone.

Appeals - Preparation of Appeals is handled by the Appeal Department. In accordance with the Uniform Rules of the Court of Appeal, Third Circuit, State of Louisiana, the Clerk of Court is responsible for preparing the appeal. The Public Service Department can make copies of an existing appeal, however, Public Service does not prepare the appeal for the appellate court. Cost are in accordance with 13:841. All questions regarding appeals, including cost, should be directed to the Appeal Department at 318-619-5851.

Public Service Contact Information:

Laura - Supervisor
Chase
Olivia
Chuck
318.619.5845
318.619.5846
318.619.5847
318.619.5848
 
Forms and Links

These are the only forms available.

Abstractor List
27KB
  Download
   
   
Account Holder Copy Request
572KB
  Download
   
   
Act 169 Cancellations
488KB
  Download
   
   
Act To De-Immobilize A Manufactured Home
19KB
  Download
   
   
Act To Immobilize A Manufactured Home
18KB
  Download
   
   
Assumed Business Name - Registration
9KB
  Download
Must be notarized before filing in Clerk's office.
   
   
Birth Certificates - Application for Certified Copy
358KB
  Download
   
   
  Civil/Domestic Case File Cover Sheet
 
  Link
   
   
Computer Access Agreement
18KB
  Download
   
   
Declaration to Clerk of Court for Notice of Suit
57KB
  Download
   
   
General Public Copy Request
580KB
  Download
   
   
  Louisiana Protective Order Registry (LPOR)
  Link
   
   
Marriage License Application
397KB
  Download
   
   
Marriage License Copy Request
460KB
  Download
   
   
Mortgage Certificate Order Form
12KB
  Download
   
   
  Pauper Form
  Link
   
   
Release by Obligee of Record
487KB
  Download   Must print on legal size.
   
   
Request for Cancellation
534KB
  Download   Must print on legal size.
   
   
Request for Cancellation by Licensed Financial Institution
1,114KB
  Download   Must print on legal size.
   
   
Search Order Form
8KB
  Download
   
   
  Uniform Commercial Code - Start a UCC filing
 
  Link to Start a UCC filing