Documents filed with the Clerk of Court become part of the official records of the parish. These records, with few exceptions, are available to the public for viewing. The records date to the time Louisiana became a state and many have been digitized.
In the recording department, the Clerk of Court receives, files, and indexes all conveyances, mortgages, and other authentic acts presented for recordation. Documents evidencing conveyance or transfer of ownership are often used by attorneys and abstractors in certifying title on a parcel of real estate. Mortgages, liens, and other encumbrances are usually reviewed prior to the purchase of real estate. Marriage records, recorded wills, corporate charters, and many other records are also available for viewing in the recording department.
The civil department receives and maintains documents filed in civil suits and probates. The specific record contains all pleadings, such as petitions, motions, and answers, filed in the suit. Civil suits include those for damages, divorces, monies due, child support cases, property disputes, and numerous other actions.
Records of criminal charges, as evidenced by Bills of Information, are stored in the criminal department. Bills of Information, minute entries, and other documents comprise a criminal record. The criminal department also maintains records of traffic violations processed through the 18th Judicial District Court.
Should you desire information on searching our records electronically, please click here for eSearch. You may contact our Clerk of Court at 225-383-0378 if requesting information on public records not currently available electronically.
Thank you for your interest in accessing the records of the West Baton Rouge Parish Clerk of Court through our online services. Our office is pleased to offer online access to our conveyance, mortgage, and map indexes. Also available are several miscellaneous indexes pertaining to marriages, oaths of office, and charters. Document images are also available for most of our conveyance, mortgage, and map records and those images may be purchased online.
Additionally, Louisiana Clerks of Court in all 64 parishes have formed the Louisiana Clerks Remote Access Authority (LCRAA). LCRAA was created to develop a portal to allow our many users the opportunity to view the conveyance and mortgage indexes of multiple parishes participating in LCRAA. Please take a moment to visit LCRAA’s website.
While this office has attempted to preserve the accuracy of its online data, these records are not official and the West Baton Rouge Clerk of Court will not be responsible for any inaccuracies that may be encountered. Official records of West Baton Rouge Parish are only those public records provided in the office of the West Baton Rouge Parish Clerk of Court.
With the use of this service in any form, the user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the West Baton Rouge Parish Clerk of Court, his Deputy Clerks of Court, and any others involved in storing, retrieving, or displaying this information from damage of any type that may be caused by the use of information received via this internet site.
Records available in this search consist of released records. The term “released” means the records have been recorded, indexed, and released for general public viewing. Please note that there may be records that have been assigned official numbers but not yet completely indexed or available on this site.