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

Tensas Parish, Louisiana Overview

Tensas Parish is located on the eastern border of Louisiana along the Mississippi River in the Sportsman’s Paradise region. The country is considered landlocked and is 641 square miles in size of which 38 square miles is water. The name is derived from the indigenous Taensa people who were removed in 1843. It is bordered by Madison Parish to the north, Warren Parish Mississippi to the northeast, Claiborne and Jefferson Parish Mississippi to the east, Adams Parish Mississippi to the southeast, Concordia Parish to the south, Catahoula Parish to the southwest, and Franklin Parish to the west. Tensas Parish had just 4,908 residents as of the 2013 Census estimation. There are three ZIP codes for Tensas Parish; 71357, 71366, and 71375.

Tensas Parish Officials Information

The Parish Clerk in Tensas Parish serves as the Court Clerk and Register of Deeds as well.
Parish Clerk: Ernest L. Sikes
201 Hancock Street, St. Joseph, LA 71366
Phone: 318-766-3921
Fax: 318-766-3926
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Closed Legal and Parish Holidays

The Parish Clerk is responsible for personal protection orders, circuit court filings, family court information, concealed weapons permits, election results, voter registration, military discharges, vital records and assumed names. While election results are considered public record, all other information from this department is considered private and can only be requested by those that it is about. These records are not available online; however they can be requested directly from the court.

The Register of Deeds is responsible for property records and information. These documents include warranties, deeds, liens, leases and mortgages. As these are considered public record they can be requested directly from the office, however they are not available online.

The Equalization Department is responsible for determining and maintaining the assessed value of all property within the parish.
Equalization Department
201 Hancock Street, St. Joseph, LA 71366
Phone: 318-766-3501
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Closed Legal and Parish Holidays

The Equalization Department handles assessment and tax rolls as well as property information. These include property descriptions, lines and owners. They are also responsible for surveys, GIS maps and aerial images. All of these documents are considered public record and can be requested, at any time, during normal business hours. This information is not available online.

Tensas Parish Court Records Information

Court records for Tensas Parish are not available online. These records are considered public record once the case has been completed and the final paperwork filed, however they must be requested directly from the court.

Tensas County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Tensas 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:Tensas Parish Marriage License
Location:201 Hancock St., St. Joseph, Louisiana, 71366

Tensas Parish Clerk’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 201 Hancock St, St Joseph, LA 71366, United States
Phone: 318-766-3921

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