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

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Overview

Rapides Parish is located at the central part of Louisiana in the Crossroads Region. This land-locked Parish is 1,362 square miles in size of which 44 square miles is water. Rapides Parish is named after the rapids on the Red River. It is bordered by Grand Parish to the north, La Salle Parish to the northeast, Avoyelles Parish to the east, Evangeline Parish to the southeast, Allen Parish to the southwest, Vernon Parish to the west, and Natchitoches Parish to the northwest. As of the 2013 Census estimates there were 132,723 residents of Rapides Parish. There are 29 ZIP codes in Rapides Parish, 71301, 71302, 71303, 71306, 71307, 71315, 71325, 71328, 71330, 71346, 71348, 71359, 71360, 71361, 71405, 71409, 71424, 71427, 71430, 71431, 71433, 71438, 71447, 71448, 71455, 71466, 71472, 71477, and 71485.·

Rapides Parish Officials Information

The Parish Clerk in Rapides Parish serves as the Court Clerk and Register of Deeds as well.
Parish Clerk: Robin L. Hooter
701 Murray Street, Alexandria, LA 71301
Phone: 318-473-4667
Fax: 318-487-9361
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Closed Legal and Parish Holidays

The Clerk of the Court is responsible for information related to vital records (including birth, death and marriage records), personal protection orders, concealed weapons permits, circuit and family court information, assumed names and military discharges. These documents are available to those that they are about but must be purchased. Some documents can be found through the E-Search portal but can also be requested in person.
The Register of Deeds is responsible for information related to property, both real and personal. This office handles all information related to warranty deeds, quit claim deeds, liens, leases and mortgages and all information is considered public record. Much of this information is available via the online portal but can also be requested in person from the office.

The Equalization Department is responsible for information related to taxable values for all property located within the county.
Equalization Department
701 Murray Street, Alexandria, LA 71301
Phone: 318-448-8511
Fax: 318-443-7354
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Closed Legal and Parish Holidays
This office handles information including assessment and tax rolls, GIS maps, aerial images, surveys, property descriptions and owners and property lines. This information is considered public record and much of it can be requested through the online portal. Other information or this information can also be requested directly from the office as needed.

Rapides Parish Court Records Information
The E-Search portal is also home to a range of court records and can be used by anyone who wants the information. Most court records are considered public record once they are recorded and the case has ended so the information is then available for purchase directly from the court. This information is also available by request directly from the courthouse.

Rapides, LA Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009143,388
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-200928,691
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009859
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009241
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009421
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009134
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009971
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20098,975
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009545
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-200916,491
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-20091,821
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20099,313
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009249
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009140
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-200912,904
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20094,085
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-200952
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009389
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009583
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200928
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009130
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20092,245
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20091,293
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200920
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009353
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009509
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200956
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200914
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009290
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-2009104
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200948,254
Rapides County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Rapides 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:Rapides Parish Marriage License
Location:701 Murray Street, Alexandria, Louisiana, 71301
Phone:318-473-8153

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