Courthouse Established in 1847
  • 100 North State St. Ste 101
    Abbeville, LA 70510
  • Office (337) 898-1992Fax (337) 898-4556
  • Mon - Fri 8:30 - 4:30Sat - Sun CLOSED

Fees

RECORDING
CIVIL
CRIMINAL
PUBLIC SERVICE
RECORDING

Recording Fees
Cancellations & Partial Release
Maps
Notice of Repossession
Affidavit of Identity
Mortgage Certificate
Property Bond
Notary Bond
Copies
Faxes
Recording Fees

Recording Fees


DOCUMENT TO BE RECORDED IN ONE INDEX BOOK (fees assessed separately per recording book)
Fees Include $5.00 LCRAA Fee, 10 names indexed and 1 certified copy
Cost
   
1 to 5 pages                                                                                                                                                                        $105.00
6 to 25 pages $205.00
26 to 50 pages $305.00
51 or more pages - 1st 50 pages
Each additional page after 50 pages
$305.00
$5.00
Indexing fee after 10 names (per name) $5.00
 Pages larger than 8.5" x 14" (per page)  $20.00
Judgments and Liens that have the effect of judgments recorded without the last 4 digits of the debtors
SSN will include an additional fee per debtor (CCP 1922)
 $25.00
 DOCUMENT TO BE RECORDED IN BOTH INDEX BOOKS
Fees Include $5.00 LCRAA Fee, 10 names indexed and 1 certified copy


 1 to 5 pages  $205.00 
 6 to 25 pages  $405.00
 26 to 50 pages  $605.00
 51 or more pages - 1st 50 pages
Each additional page after 50 pages
 $605.00
 $10.00
 Indexing fee after 10 names (per name)  $10.00
 Pages larger than 8.5" x 14" (per page)  $40.00 
Cancellations & Partial Release

Cancellations/Partial Release

Fees include $5.00 LCRAA Fee, 10 names indexed and 1 certified copy     Cost
Single Cancellation/Partial Release                                                                                                                                                                                       $55.00
Multiple Cancellations/Partial Release by page count    $105.00
Maps

Maps

MAPS (Larger than 8.5" x 14")
Fees based on above recording fees plus $20.00 oversize page fee per page 
Cost
1 page + oversize charge                                                                                                                                                  $125.00
Notice of Repossession

Notice of Repossession

  Cost
NOTICE OF REPOSSESION (R.S 6:966.1)                                                                                                                                            $75.00
Affidavit of Identity

Affidavit of Identity

AFFIDAVIT OF IDENTITY  (R.S. 9:5503)  Cost
1 page No Cost
Each additional page  No Cost
Indexing fee after 1 name (per name) No Cost
Mortgage Certificate

Mortgage Certificate

  Cost
One name - One definable property $20.00
Each additional definable property $20.00
Each additional name $10.00
Each additional encumbrance after 10 $1.00 
*Clear lien certificate: must provide a letter of request along with owner/contractor names & contract and acceptance recording information. $20.00
Property Bond

Property Bond

PROPERTY BOND (CASH OR CREDIT /DEBIT CARD ONLY) Cost
Mortgage Certificate (first name) $20.00
Each Additional Name
$10.00
Each Additional Encumbrance after 10 $1.00
 Record Bond  $105.00
Notary Bond

Notary Bond

Fee Cost
Notary Fee $105.00
Copies

Copies

Fee Cost
Copies made by customer ( per page ) $1.00
Copies made by Deputy Clerk (per page ) $2.00
Certified copies  $10.00
Conformed/Stamped Copies   $5.00
Marriage License Certified Copy $10.00
Maps - Full size $3.00
Faxes

Faxes

FAXED COPIES Cost
First Page $5.00
Each additional page $2.00

CIVIL

Civil Filing Fees

  • The correct advance deposit must accompany the original petition; otherwise,  the pleadings will be returned to sender or filed only and held until the filing fee is received, if prescription is a factor. When all of the advance deposit is depleted, no documents or pleadings will be filed and no action will be taken by the Clerk until an additional deposit is made or costs due are paid. All outstanding court costs must be paid before a suit is dismissed. Please call the Accounting Department at (337) 898-4540 for costs through dismissal.
  • To receive certified copies of judgments, all outstanding court costs must be paid.
  • Fax filing transmission fee is $5.00 plus receipt fee of $15.00. In addition, fax pleadings filed in record will be charged $6.00 for the first page and $4.00 each additional page. Original pleadings must be received and filed within 7 days. Regular charges will apply for filing original documents.
  • NOTICE:  Pursuant to Act 415 of the 2017 Regular Session which enacted R.S. 13:996.69 relative to a courthouse building fund in Ascension Parish, the following costs are effective DECEMBER 1, 2017:  (a) A filing charge of $150.00 per initial filing in a civil suit (excluding adoptions); (b) A filing charge of $30.00 upon the filing of each additional pleading in a civil matter.

In accordance with R.S. 13:841, the following advanced deposits will be required by the Vermilion Parish Clerk of Court:


NEW FILINGS
EXISTING SUITS
FAMILY SUITS
PROBATE MATTERS
CIVIL RECORDING
MISC. FEES
NEW FILINGS

Civil - New Filings

Suit Cost
Without Service of Process $250.00
Holding Service With Court Date $250.00
With One Service of Process - Excludes Executory Process, Sequestration, & Writ of Attachment or Garnishment $450.00
Adoptions  $400.00
Name Change $250.00
Appeal from Justice of the Peace Court $250.00
Executory Process (Sheriff check must be separate) $450.00
Sequestration, Injunctive Relief With One Service of Process (Sheriff check must be separate) $350.00
Garnishment With One Service of Process $350.00
Each Additional Service $100.00
Service through the Secretary of State $125.00

Civil - New Filings - Exhibits: R.S. 13:841(A)(2)(c)

Exhibit Cost
Paper exhibits, attachments, transcripts, and depositions $2.00
All other exhibits (filing compact discs, tapes,maps, etc.)+ above costs per page on content $2.00
EXISTING SUITS

Existing Suits - Pleadings Filed Into Existing Civil Suits, With One Service of Process

Suit Cost
Motions With Rule, Exceptions With Rule, Summary Judgment With Rule, Judgment Debtor Exams, etc. $250.00
Supplemental & Amending Petition, With one Service of Process $250.00
Third Party Cross Claims, Interventions, Concursus With One Service $250.00
Each Additional Service $100.00
Service through the Secretary of State $125.00

Existing Suits - Pleadings Filed Into Existing Civil Suits, Without Service of Process

Suit Cost
Initial page, R.S. 13:841(A)(2)(a) $6.00
Subsequent page(s) each R.S. 13:841(A)(2)(b) $4.00
Conformed copy, each R.S. 13:841(A)(2)(c) $3.00
Certified copy, each R.W. 13:841(A)(5)(a) $5.00
Copies, per page, R.S. 13:841(A)(6) $1.00
Minute Entry, R.S. 13:841(A)(7) $5.00
Notice of Fixing, Per Attorney $15.00
Act of Congress $20.00
Supplemental & Amending Petitions, 3rd Party Cross Claims Interventions, Concursus all without service $250.00

Existing Suits - Exhibits: R.S. 13:841(A)(2)(c)

Exhibit Cost
Paper exhibits, attachments, transcripts, and depositions $2.00
All other exhibits (filing compact discs, tapes,maps, etc)+above costs per page for content $5.00
Fax fee, without the costs to file the pleading $5.00
Fax Receipt $15.00
FAMILY SUITS

Family Suits - New Filings

Suit Cost
New Suit, with one Service of Process $400.00
New Suit, holding service with court date $400.00
Service of Process, each additional $100.00
Rule to Show Cause - Art. 102 - Issuance of one Rule only - Does not include Judgment of Divorce $350.00
Rule in Existing suit without TRO $350.00

Family Suits - Pleading in Existing Family Suits Without Service of Process

Suit Cost
Initial page, R.S. 13:841(A)(2)(a) $6.00
Subsequent page(s) each R.S. 13:841(A)(2)(b) $4.00
Conformed copy, each R.S. 13:84(A)(2)(c) $3.00
Certified copy, each R.W. 13:841(A)(5)(a) $5.00
Copies, per page, R.S. 13:841(A)(6) $1.00
Minute Entry, R.S. 13:841(A)(7) $5.00
Certificate of Divorce, R.S. 40:57 and R.S. 40:58 $15.00
PROBATE MATTERS

Probate Matters

Probate Cost
New Probates - Succession, Tutorship $350.00
New Probates - Emancipation, Interdiction $300.00
Succession - Large Over $125,000 $350.00
Succession - Small Under $125,000 $300.00
Tutorship - Large Over $50,000 $350.00
Tutorship - Small Under $50,000 $250.00
Initial page, R.S. 13:841(A)(2)(a) $6.00
Subsequent page(s) each R.S. 13:841(A)(2)(b) $4.00
Conformed copy, each R.S. 13:84(A)(2)(c) $3.00
Certified copy, each R.W. 13:841(A)(5)(a) $5.00
Certificate of No Opposition $15.00
Notice of Publication without certified copies $15.00

Issue & process letters of confirmation, appointment, administration, testamentary

or tutorship without certified copies

$20.00
CIVIL RECORDING

Recording Documents in the Civil Suit Department

DOCUMENT TO BE RECORDED IN ONE INDEX BOOK  (fees assessed separately per recording book)
Fees Include $5.00 LCRAA Fee, 10 names indexed and 1 certified copy  
Cost
 
   
1 to 5 Pages              + $6.00 (1st page) & $4.00 (ea additional pg.)            $105.00
6 to 25 pages            + $6.00 (1st page) & $4.00 (ea additional pg.) $205.00
26 to 25 pages          + $6.00 (1st page) & $4.00 (ea additional pg.) $305.00
51 or more pages - 1st 50 pages
Each additional page after 50
$305.00
$5.00
Indexing fee after 10 names (per name) $5.00
Pages Larger than 8.5" x 14" (per Page)           $20.00
Judgements and liens that have the effect of judgements recorded without the last 4 digits of the debtors  
SSN  will include an additional fee per debtor (CCP 1922)      
$ 25.00
Document to be Recorded In Both Books
Fess Include $5.00 LCRAA Fee , 10 names indexed and 1 certified copy
 
 1 to 5 pages            + $6.00 (1st page) & $4.00 (ea additional pg.) $ 205.00
 6 to 25 pages            + $6.00 (1st page) & $4.00 (ea additional pg.) $405.00 
 26 to 50 pages            + $6.00 (1st page) & $4.00 (ea additional pg.) $605.00
51 or more pages - 1st 50 pages
Each additional page after 50
$605.00 
$10.00
 Indexing fee after 10 names (per name) $5.00 
 Pages Larger than 8.5" x 14" (per page) $20.00
MISC. FEES

Miscellaneous Fees

Fee Cost
Garnishment in existing suit $250.00
Subpoenas $ 100.00
Notice of Judgment by mail, first notice $  15.00
Notice of Judgment with service - For each service does not include Sheriff's fee $100.00

CRIMINAL

 

With the exception of a few things, most of the fees associated with this department are paid to other offices, which may or not be affiliated with this courthouse. If you need help finding where or who you should contact about payment, please feel free to call any of the offices below. We are always willing to help.


Clerk of Court : 337.898.4558   Sheriff's Office: 337.898.4409   City Court: 337.893.1513   District Attorney: (337) 898-4320


 

Misc. Criminal Fees (R.S. 13:847)

  Cost
Criminal Search Fee -
   > This fee includes the actual research only.
   > All copies/Certified copies should be charged as listed below.
$20.00 per name
Copies $1.00 each
Certified Copies $5.00 each
Conformed Copies $3.00 each 
Extract of Minutes  $10.00 each
Extract of Minutes (certified) $15.00 each
PUBLIC SERVICE

Misc. Public Service Fees


SERVICE COST

Copies

$2.00 each / $1.00 (self)

Plats

$3.00 each

Certified Copies

$10.00 each

Birth Certificate

$34.00 each 

Birth Card + Certificate

$48.00 each

Death Certificate

$26.00 each