The Accounting Department is responsible for the fiscal affairs of the Lafayette Parish
Clerk of Court. The areas of responsibility include the proper accounting of the daily
cash receipts from the various departments in the office, the Registry of the Court,
accounts payable and, accounts receivable.
Every department in the Clerk's office, with the exception of Purchasing,
is on a cash control system. Every time a document is recorded,
a copy is made, a marriage license
is issued, or a mortgage certificate is completed, an invoice
is made showing the relevant information of the transaction. Invoices are made regardless
of whether a person pays cash or the transaction is billed to an account.
The accounting department also maintains the Registry of the Court accounts. It is in
these accounts that "disputed money" is placed pending the outcome of a trial.
The money in these accounts is only accessible by court order, that is to say that money
cannot be placed into nor withdrawn from a Registry account without an order of the Court
signed by a District Judge.
The Lafayette Parish Clerk of Court also has general accounts receivable and payable.
As a courtesy, the Lafayette Parish Clerk of Court may allow you to establish a
Please mail the completed Credit Application for Charge Account form with an original signature to:
Louis J. Perret
Lafayette Parish Clerk of Court
Attn: Accounting Department
P. O. Box 2009
Lafayette, LA 70502
Just as any private company
might have, the accounting department oversees the collection of the house charge accounts
as well as the payments of the accounts payable.