The Parish of Acadia was created in the year 1887 and the Clerk of Court has records since the creation of the Parish
All records are kept in the Acadia Parish Courthouse since 1887, when Acadia Parish was formed. All records of marriages, wills, land, civil, and criminal law suits and the settlement thereof, are among the records maintained by this office. Their accuracy and availability provide the basis of every transaction, as well as oil, gas, and mineral rights.
In addition, the Clerk of Court’s Office handles all elections in the Parish, issues marriage licenses, vital records, passports, and mortgage certificates and serves as record keeper for the court system.
This office leads the way in modern technology. Documents are now being scanned and electronically indexed in chronological order for rapid research and retrieval. With advances in technology, information filing and processing is done within minutes instead of days. With all this in mind, this makes for a tremendous cost savings to you and for us.
All salaries and running expenses of the office are paid out of the fees, as fixed by statute, collected for recordings, certified copies and services rendered in connection with civil probate, and criminal proceedings. No tax money is provided for the operation of the office except for the purchase of some office equipment.
Our office strives on customer satisfaction, therefore, your feedback and comments are more than welcome. We hope this site provides you with the knowledge and information about our office and services that we provide to the general public.
News Release – Optional Public Access
If you are not interested in the monthly document DocuNet Subscription which gives access to the Acadia Parish Clerk of Court’s Office, but have a need for deed information, The Acadia Parish Clerk of Court, Robert T. “Robby” Barousse, and Acadia Parish Assessor, James “Jimbo” Petitjean, have joint ventured and released public deed information pertaining to properties within Acadia Parish Louisiana. Any document that has been recorded and tied to the property assessment within the Assessor’s Office and also having been scanned is now available for on-line purchase. This includes any scanned deeds and plats. There is a tutorial when the Assessor’s website has been launched on how to use this powerful and user-friendly tool. Please visit www.acadiaassessor.org. We hope that this new feature will aid the property owners in Acadia with a means of getting necessary information without having to leave your home. All you need is a computer with internet access and a printer if you would like to print.