INSTRUCTONS FOR POSTING APPEARANCE BONDS

Effective August 1, 2017

  • Pick up an assessment certificate for your property in the Assessor's Office.


  • Go to the Sheriff's Office to get the bond amount.


  • Purchase a conveyance certificate from the Clerk of Court recording Department for $20.00 (CASH OR DEBIT/CREDIT CARD ONLY!)


  • Purchase a mortgage certificate from the Clerk of Court Recording Department. The fee is $20.00 for the first name, $10.00 each additional name. (CASH OR DEBIT/CREDIT CARD ONLY!)


  • Bring the mortgage certificate and assessment to the Sheriff's Office in either Gonzales or Donaldsonville to have the bond prepared for $30.00. (CASH ONLY!)


  • Bring the bond to a 23rd Judicial District Court Judge for approval and signature.


  • Bring the signed bond to the Clerk of Court in Donaldsonville or Gonzales for recordation. The fee is  $105.00  per Appearance Bond. (CASH OR DEBIT/CREDIT CARD ONLY)


  • Bring the certified copy of the bond to the jail where the person is being held.


ALL FEES PAID TO THE ASCENSION CLERK OF COURT ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

Instructions For Cancelling an Appearance Bond

 

                                                                                                 Effective August 1,  2017                                                     

  • Obtain a copy of the recorded  bond(s) from the Clerk of Court Recording Department.
  • Obtain the certified minutes from the Clerk of Court Criminal Department along with an Order Cancelling Bail Obligation. The fee is $15.00 per minute entry.

          >  Note: If #4, #5, #6, #7 or #8 is applicable you must first present the order to the District Attorney to sign

              Before the Judge signs the order.

         >   Note: If #9, #10 or #11 is applicable you must first present the order to the Sheriff's Office to sign

               before the Judge signs the order.


  • Have  a Judge sign the order and bring the order back to the Clerk of Court Recording Department for recordation.

 

  • If the original bond was posted form June 1, 1996, through July 31, 2017 there is no additional cancellation fee.Otherwise, the cancellation fee is $55.00.

  • If the property used to post the bond is located outside of Ascension Parish you must follow the same steps listed above; however,bring he signed Order Cancelling Bail Obligation and the certified minutes to the Parish where  the property is located.