Property Bonds  

General Instructions for Securing a Property Bond

The primary steps associated with securing a property bond in accordance to La. Code of Criminal Procedure Article 319 are as follows:

  1. Obtain a Property Assessment Certificate from the Assessor's Office located on the second floor of the Plaquemines Parish Government Annex Building at 301 Main Street Belle Chasse. NOTE:  The property must be assessed in the parish the property is located.
  2. Purchase a Mortgage Certificate from the Clerk of Court's Office also located in the Annex Building.  There is a $20.00 fee plus $10.00 for each additional name (cash or money order only-  payable to the Clerk of Court).
    NOTE:  The mortgage certificate must be run in the Clerk of Court's Office in which the property is located.
  3. Take the collected certificates to the Plaquemines Parish Detention Center, 16801 Hwy 15, Davant, (on the eastbank of the river) to get the bond(s) prepared.  There is a $30 fee for each bond.  Cash or money order.
    *  You must have the original certificates from the Assessor's Office and Clerk of Court.
    *  The individual who owns the property must be present and identified by a government-issued photo identification card.
    *  The assessed value of the property is multiplied by 10.
    *  All encumbrances (mortgages, judgment, liens) are subtracted from the total assessed value.
    *  The final value must be at least the amount of the bond(s).
    Obtain the signature of the incarcerated person on the prepared Bond Form(s).
  4. Take the collected certificates, the prepared bond forms and Notice of Property Bond Form to a 25'" Judicial District Court Judge, located in the Annex Building to have him approve and sign.
  5. Take the signed, prepared Notice of Property Bond Form back to the Clerk of Court's Office in the Annex Building to be recorded if the property is in Plaquemines.  There is a $35 charge per bond--  cash or money order only - payable to the Clerk of Court.
    NOTE:  The Notice of Property Bond Form must be recorded in the parish where the property is located.
  6. Take the recorded copy of the Notice of Property Bond Form, the collected certificates, and the prepared bond forms back to the Plaquemines Parish jail in Davant.  The incarcerated person will be served a court date notice and released after processing.

Once released make sure the incarcerated person appears before the court on the assigned date and any future dates.


Summary of Property Bond Steps
1.  Assessor - (parish where property is)
2.  Clerk - (parish where property is)      
3.  Jail - Davant
4.  Judge - Belle Chasse Annex Building
5.  Clerk - (parish where property is)
6.  Jail - Davant

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Plaquemines Parish Clerk of Court
P.O. Box 40 . Belle Chasse, LA 70037
Phone (504) 297-5180 . Fax (504) 297-5195
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