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Lafayette Parish Clerk of Court - Louis J. Perret
Lafayette Parish Clerk of Court - Louis J. Perret

The Research Department is responsible for assisting the general public in researching the property records that are kept on file in the Clerk's office. A knowledgeable staff is available . All property transactions, mineral leases, separation and divorce judgments, chattel records, UCC filings, subdivision maps and any other recordings are accessible through a written index and on computer, dating back to 1936.


The Research Department employs some of the latest technology available in order to make the work of attorneys and abstractors as user friendly as possible. With over fifteen microfilm viewing stations and eight copiers, documents are instantly available from the moment of recordation - either in original form or on microfilm.


Real estate agents, surveyors, appraisers, abstractors, and attorneys are encouraged to come in and use these facilities and the employees assistance. The Research Department prides itself on fast, friendly, and efficient service to any and all who may find need to visit this office. Requests for copies from the Research Department may be received via facsimile.