Jefferson Davis Parish Clerk of Court

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Richard M. "Rick" Arceneaux
Clerk of Court Richard M. "Rick" Arceneaux

Jefferson Davis Parish Clerk of Court

Welcome to the Jefferson Davis Parish Clerk of Court website. We hope that you find our website helpful in providing you with the information you need.

Jefferson Davis Parish was one of the last parishes incorporated in the state of Louisiana. Originally a part of Calcasieu Parish, Jefferson Davis Parish was created by the legislature in 1912 and began its existence on January 1, 1913. The first parish courthouse was completed in 1916. That building was demolished and the current courthouse building was completed in 1967. The parish was a part of the 14th Judicial District until 1952 when the 31st Judicial District was created encompassing Jefferson Davis and Allen Parishes. In 1968, the 31st Judicial District was divided and Allen Parish was formed as the 32nd Judicial District leaving Jefferson Davis Parish as the sole parish in the 31st Judicial District.

The Clerk of Court is the parish recorder, chief election official and custodian of many public records of the parish. Our office records conveyances and mortgages, issues marriage licenses, birth certificates and passports, and receives and files all civil, criminal and probate records. Many of these original documents and records are kept permanently in our office. Our office is self-sufficient and operates from the fees collected for services provided and not from taxes.

As part of our commitment to providing exceptional service to the public we serve, we welcome your feedback and comments as we continue to work to improve this site. We are here to serve you. Please contact us if you have any questions or problems with this service.