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

Catahoula Parish, Louisiana Overview

Catahoula Parish is in the central part of Louisiana in the Crossroads region. It is a landlocked parish that is 739 square miles in size of which 31 square miles is water. The name Catahoula comes from the native Tensas word for “big, clear lake.” It is bordered by Franklin Parish to the north, Tensas Parish to the northeast, Concordia Parish to the east, Avoyelles Parish to the south, La Salle Parish to the west, Caldwell parish to the northwest. There are 10,238 people living in Catahoula Parish according to the 2013 Census estimation. The ZIP codes for Catahoula Parish are 71340, 71343, 71363, 71368, 71401, and 71425.

Catahoula Parish Officials Information

The Parish Clerk in Catahoula Parish serves as the Court Clerk and Register of Deeds as well.
Parish Clerk: Janet T. Payne
301 Bushley Street, Harrisonburg, LA 71340
Phone: 318-744-5497
Fax: 318-744-5488
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Closed Legal and Parish Holidays
The Parish Clerk is responsible for vital records, which include birth, death and marriage records. They are also responsible for notary public documents, military discharge papers, circuit and family court filings, personal protection orders, concealed weapons permits and voter registration, as well as election results. Of these documents, only election results are considered public record and can be requested by anyone. All other documents can only be requested by those that they are about. These documents can be requested directly from the court but are not available online.
The Register of Deeds is responsible for property related documents regarding personal and real property within the parish. These documents are not available online but are considered public record and can be requested directly from the office. These records include warranties, deeds, liens, leases and mortgages.

The Equalization Department maintains the taxable value of all real and personal property within the parish.
Equalization Department
301 Bushley Street, Harrisonburg, LA 71340
Phone: 318-744-5291
Fax: 318-744-5334
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Closed Legal and Parish Holidays
The Equalization Office is responsible for documents related to taxable value for property, which includes assessment and tax rolls, surveys, aerial images and GIS maps. These documents are considered public record and can be requested at any time and by anyone. There is a fee involved with these documents and they must be requested directly from the office as documents are not available online.

Catahoula Parish Court Records Information
Court records are generally considered public record (though there are occasionally records that are not) and are therefore available for purchase by anyone who would like them. These documents must first be recorded and the case completed, however they are not available online. These records can be requested directly from the office, during normal business hours.

Catahoula County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Catahoula 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:Catahoula Parish Marriage License
Location:301 Bushley Street, Harrisonburg, Louisiana, 71340

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