NEW ORLEANS (LA) – August 14, 2018 – Building upon the public workstations and online access to records previously implemented by the Clerk of Civil District Court’s office, Monday, July 23, 2018, Clerk Chelsey Richard Napoleon, announced advancements to this system to include specialized, hands-on research support for seniors and other citizens researching property records. The senior citizen focused research support will be provided by an experienced research specialist from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Land Records Division located at 1340 Poydras Street, 4th floor.

“We are listening to our senior citizens and other community members who have
expressed the need for more personalized assistance when researching family
owned properties,” explained Clerk Richard Napoleon. “We have reallocated resources within our existing budget to provide a dedicated staff person with more than 20 years of experience in the Clerk’s Office to assist – seniors and other citzens. Our previous implemenation of public online access provides opportunities for citizens who prefer computer based records research to leverage our current resources.”

From the beginning of her term as Clerk, Chelsey Richard Napoleon has sought input from the Clerk of Civil District Court staff and members of the public in continuing to improve the Clerk’s Office. The addition of a research specialist focused on the needs of seniors is a result of that input.

About the Land Records Division
All property transactions pertaining to ownership of real estate (land) and to all encumbrances or liens upon it, property settlements, judgments of possession, building contracts, leases, and UCC (Uniform Commercial Code) for Orleans Parish are recorded in the Land Records Division of the Clerk’s Office.
Persons searching for documents related to history of ownership and debts or encumbrances against a property can use one of the public computers in the research area to access mortgage and conveyance information.