The courthouse is open. When you come, you will be asked at the security desk to have your temperature taken by scanning your forehead,(pending arrival of scanners, and to clean your hands with the hand sanitizer provided.
The other rules will be posted. Most of it, including the travel restrictions and if you have been sick are just common sense. Please follow them.
Many things can be done over the phone. The Clerk’s office number is 318-352-8152. If we can’t help, we will do our best to get you the number of the agency that can. Medical Specialists have advised us to ask if you have had a fever in the last 48 hours, if so, please stay home.
If you have a Civil or Criminal hearing scheduled and are unsure about it, please call your attorney. If you aren’t represented by an attorney, please call the judge’s office.
The Clerk’s office, open 8:30-4:30, will continue to process conveyances, mortgages and cancellations. We will continue to perform mortgage certificates and filing UCCs. Our records in both the vault and in the Civil Department remain available for the public to search. Our Civil and Criminal deputies are available and at your service. Again, if you would like to call first, please do. There are some things that our deputies will be happy to help you with.
We will continue to process Marriage Licenses, birth certificates and passports. If you are a veteran and lived in Natchitoches at the time of your discharge, call us and we will search for your DD214 and we will have it ready for you when you arrive.
We will continue to assist both Divisions of the 10th Judicial District. The Judges’ offices are open and will continue to serve you, with a few adjustments. A phone call to them if you are unsure of anything would be in order.
The Clerk’s office will also be preparing for the rescheduled municipal elections on June 20, 2020 with letters going out to the Election Commissioners that were chosen to work that election.
I and the employees of the Natchitoches Parish Clerk of Court office are proud to serve you. We appreciate Sheriff Jones and his staff including Sheriff-Elect Stuart Wright, District Attorney Billy Joe Harrington and his staff, our two Judges, Lala Sylvester and Desiree Dyess and the staffs, Assessor Dolly Mahoney and Assessor-Elect Tim Page and their staff, Parish President John Richmond and his staff and Parish Registrar of Voters Katherin Holden and her staff. They all want to keep things running as normal and safe as possible. I also would like to thank Winston Bridges and his staff for the incredible and continuous cleaning of the courthouse to keep our employees and the public as safe as possible.
Please help us adjust to the changes. We hope they are short term, but they are needed as we work to keep service, commerce, and access to justice moving forward.
For more information, call 318/352-8152.