Lookup Public Records in Calcasieu ParishLouisiana. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana

Calcasieu Parish is located in the state of Louisiana; the parish was created on March 24, 1840. The name Calcasieu comes from the Atakapan word “quelqueshue” meaning “crying eagle”. Lake Charles is the largest city in the parish and also the parish seat; other cities in the parish include DeQuincy, Sulphur, and Westlake. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the parish has a population of approximately 192,768 people and a total area of 1,094 square miles, of which 31 square miles is water and 1,064 square miles is land. Calcasieu Parish borders the following: Beauregard Parish to the north; Jefferson Davis Parish to the east; Cameron Parish to the south; Orange County, Texas, to the west; and Newton County, Texas, to the northwest.

The Recording Department of the Calcasieu Parish Clerk of Court’s office receives and records all documents that are not part of a civil or criminal case in the parish. The department is responsible for recording in several indices managed by the Clerk of Court. The department maintains the transfer of property in the Conveyance Books, and judgments and liens are recorded in the Mortgages Book.

Records maintained by the department can be accessed by the public, and you may obtain copies. This can be done by doing a background check online or by visiting the clerk’s office in person during office hours. To do a public records search online, you will have to visit the Calcasieu Parish Clerk of Court Website. Some of the records available online include:

  • MORTGAGES: (Data)1983 -> Present, (Images) 1999 -> Present
  • CONVEYANCES: (Data)1987 -> Present, (Images) 1999 -> Present (except Plats)
  • MISCELLANEOUS: (Data)1989 -> Present, (Images) 1999 -> Present  (except Plats)
  • UCC:(Data)2003 -> Present, (Images) 2003 -> Present
  • MARRIAGES: (Data)1987 -> Present, (Images) 1987 -> Present

The other way to obtain records is by visiting the office of the clerk in person at 1000 Ryan Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601. The following forms are available to the public in the office at the Recording Counter:

  • Affidavit of Immobilization
  • Assumed Name Certificate (DBA)
  • Notary Bond form for Personal Surety
  • Affidavit of De- Immobilization
  • Deed
  • Mortgage
  • Vendor’s Lien

 

Calcasieu, LA Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009205,029
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-200914,989
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009749
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009464
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009481
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009122
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20091,935
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200915,428
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009830
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-200933,403
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200911,697
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200917,315
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009390
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200968
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-200917,740
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20096,883
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-200924
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009785
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20091,243
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-2009262
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009394
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20093,165
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20091,850
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200974
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009557
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009777
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200996
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200944
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009503
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-2009273
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200965,877
Calcasieu County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Calcasieu County, the applicants must apply together, in person, at the County Clerk’s office. Both parties must present their state-issued picture ID, military ID, or passport, and know their social security number
State Law:Husband and Wife – Civil Code Title IV and Matrimonial Regimes – Civil Code Title VI
All State Statutes: Information is online at the State Website
Office:Calcasieu Parish Marriage License
Location:1000 Ryan Street, Lake Charles, Louisiana, 70601
Phone:337-437-3550

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