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 TERREBONNE PARISH CLERK OF COURT

Honorable Theresa A. Robichaux

Clerk of Court

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Our Passport office will resume accepting applications for passports effective Tuesday, October 6, 2020 by appointment onlyOnly two applicants are allowed in the office at a time and masks must be worn.  Families with more than 2 family members are allowed in the office together. 

Our Passport office is located at 415 Goode St.  Please call 985-868-7113 for an appointment.  Appointments are accepted from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information, please go to www.travel.state.gov and click on U.S. Passports for more information.

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The mandatory pre-election course of instruction for ALL Commissioners in Charge/Commissioners and new Commissioners is set for October 28, 2020 at the Municipal Auditorium for 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

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Mortgage Department

The Mortgage Department is located on the 1st floor of the Clerk of Court’s Office.

Phone: 985-868-5660

Fax: 985-868-5143


The Mortgage Department's responsibilities include:


  • Mortgage Certificates

  • Lien Certificates

  • Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)

  • Property Bonds


The Mortgage Department is also responsible for performing cancellation of mortgages.

MORTGAGE CERTIFICATES


The purpose of a Mortgage Certificate is to check if anything has been filed in the mortgage records against a person or entity regarding a certain piece of property.


Per the Statutes, all requests for Mortgage Certificates must be in writing and must include the exact name or names to be run and the property description.   A General Mortgage Certificate can be issued on an individual or entity and will reflect any outstanding encumbrances on the name(s) requested.   Mortgage Certificates are issued by the department on a first-come, first- served basis.


A Mortgage Certificate is NOT a title opinion and makes no representation as to who might actually own the property described on the certificate.

LIEN CERTIFICATES


The purpose of a Lien Certificate is to find any liens that have been filed between the contract and acceptance dates.


An order for a Lien Certificate must be in writing and must include the complete name of the contractor and the owner, the recording information on the contract that was filed into the Mortgage records.   It should also include a brief description of the job that was performed between the parties.   Unless otherwise specified, the Lien Certificate will be issued as of the date of the request.


Lien Certificate requests should be submitted after the proper lien period has expired.   A public job has a lien period of forty-five (45) days from the filing of the Act of Acceptance or Substantial Completion.   A private job with a Bond attached to the Contract has a thirty (30) day lien period from the filing of the Act of Acceptance or Substantial Completion.   A private job with no Bond attached to the contract has a sixty (60) day lien period from filing of the Act of Acceptance or Substantial Completion.

UCC CERTIFICATES


A request for a UCC Certificate must be submitted in writing on a Louisiana approved UCC 11 form. Only one (1) debtor name is provided per UCC Certificate.   A Federal Tax ID number should be provided, although it is not required by Statute. The lack of a Federal Tax ID number may impact the results of the UCC Certificate.

PROPERTY BONDS


There are several steps in obtaining a property bond to be used to bond someone out of jail.  They are as follows:


  1. A Certificate of Ownership must be obtained from the Terrebonne Parish Assessors Office and delivered to the Mortgage Department to begin the process of issuing the Mortgage Certificate for the property bond.

  2. The order will then be taken for the property bond Mortgage Certificate and you will be informed as to what time your order will be ready for pick up.   Any property bonds ordered after one o’clock p.m. will be available on the next business day.

  3. All Mortgage Certificates issued for property bonds must be prepaid at the time of ordering.


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