Ascension Parish Clerk of Court

Kermit "Hart" BourqueClerk of Court since 1964

 

Welcome to the official website of the Ascension Parish Clerk of Court!

Our office is pleased to provide an online resource to help residents and visitors obtain information and conduct business. We hope you find this website useful and we welcome your suggestions and comments for improvement.

Our mission is to provide excellence in service, preservation and management of records and provide access to legal documents filed in our office. Exceptional customer service is very important to us and we strive to provide this service with professionalism, proficiency and courtesy to our customers.

We have offices located in both Donaldsonville and Gonzales for your convenience. Our main office is located at the Courthouse in Donaldsonville and our satellite office in Gonzales is located across the street from the Courthouse. Our Minute Clerk and Criminal Department is located in the Courthouse complex in Gonzales.

The duties and responsibilities of the Clerk of Court are established in the Louisiana Constitution which include but are not limited to: Clerk of the District Court, Clerk of the Parish Court, Ex-Officio Recorder of Deeds, Mortgages, and other legal instruments, Treasurer for the Court system, Chief Elections Officer for the Parish and Custodian of Voting Machines, Ex-Officio Member of the Jury Commission, and Ex-Officio Member of the Board of Supervisors of Elections.

We strive to continue to keep pace with the latest technology and are proud to offer an online record search for Mortgage, Conveyance, Maps, Criminal, Traffic and Civil records. You can subscribe to our Ascension Clerk of Court Electronic Search System (ACCESS) through a monthly subscription or day rate. Each office is equipped with public access computers that will enable you to access general information for records filed in our office.

Fees collected for recordings, certified copies and all services rendered in connection with civil and criminal proceedings are established by statute. All salaries and expenses of the office are paid out of fees that are collected which make the Clerk of Court’s Office entirely self-supporting.