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

DeSoto Parish, Louisiana Overview

DeSoto Parish is located in the northwestern portion of Louisiana in the Sportsman’s Paradise region. It is a landlocked Parish with 895 square miles of claimed area of which 19 square miles are water. DeSoto Parish is named after one of the original settlers to the area, Marcel DeSoto. It is bordered by Caddo parish to the north, Red River Parish to the east, Natchitoches Parish to the southeast, Sabine Parish to the south, Shelby Parish Texas to the southwest, and Panola Parish, Texas to the west.

DeSoto Parish Officials Information

The Parish Clerk in DeSoto Parish serves as the Court Clerk and Register of Deeds as well.
Parish Clerk: Jeremy M Evans
101 Texas Street, Mansfield, LA 71052
Phone: 318-925-6655
Fax: 318-925-6667
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Closed Legal and Parish Holidays

The Parish Clerk is responsible for personal protection orders, concealed weapons permits, family court information, circuit court information, voter registration, election results, notary public documents, birth and death certificates, marriage licenses and military discharges. These documents are available to those that they are about but are not considered public record (with the exception of election results). Documents can be researched online or requested directly from the office, during normal business hours. Fees are applied to these documents as well.
The Register of Deeds is responsible for warranties, deeds, liens, leases and mortgages as well as other documents related to personal and real property. These documents are considered public record and can be requested during normal business hours or researched via the online system. All of these documents have fees attached for research and requests as well as copies.

The Equalization Department monitors and maintains the taxable valuation of all real and personal property within the parish.
Equalization Department
212 Adams Street, Mansfield, LA 71052
Phone: 318-872-3610
Fax: 318-872-9434
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Closed Legal and Parish Holidays

The Equalization Department handles tax and assessment rolls, GIS maps, aerial images, surveys and information related to property lines, owners and descriptions. All of these documents are considered public record and can be requested at any time, for a fee. Some of these property related documents are available online; however others are only available upon request directly with the office.

DeSoto Parish Court Records Information

Court records are generally considered public record and are therefore available to anyone who would like them, once the case has ended and the records have been filed. These documents must be purchased directly through the court as they are not currently available online.

De Soto, LA Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200926,331
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20092,855
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20097
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009134
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-20093
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200935
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009237
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20091,880
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009157
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20091,214
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009163
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20091,585
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20093
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200940
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20092,028
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009376
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-200926
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009260
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009212
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200947
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-20096
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009697
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009281
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200910
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009653
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-200921
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200911
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009112
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20098
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200913,100
De Soto County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in De Soto 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:De Soto Parish Marriage License
Location:101 Texas Street, Mansfield, Louisiana, 71052
Phone:318-872-3110

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