Tech upgrades make access easy
The Parish of Acadia is taking unprecedented steps to offer citizens easier access to property information and supporting legal documentation.
A partnership between the offices of the Assessor and Clerk of court will prove invaluable as courthouse documents are now being listed online through the Assessor’s map interface.
Obtaining property records for Acadia Parish is now as simple as a few clicks on your desktop or tablet.
“This is state-of-the-art technology,” said James “Jimbo” Petitjean, Assessor. “It’s quite possibly the first such system in the state, for sure in our region.
“It’s part of our big picture to provide easy access to information, and the Clerk has been on board with this from day one. It was a natural fit to work in conjunction with each other.”
Citizens can now access maps by visiting the Acadia Parish Assessor’s website and clicking on the “Maps” tab, or go directly to the map using the the URL http://pa.totaland.com/ACADIA.
Once you zoom into a parcel, click for further details.
Users have the option to produce free parcel reports, along with accessing courthouse documents available for purchase and download.
It is the Assessor’s duty to maintain property maps for each parcel along with legal descriptions and ownership inventory and Petitjean said his office is committed to exercising this duty in conjunction with the utilization of a state-of-the-art Geographic Information System.
It is the Clerk of Court’s obligation to provide records and recorded information to the public and Acadia Parish Clerk of Court Robby Barousse said his office is devoted to this cause, keeping current with technology to offer various methods for access.
“Acadia Parish is a place where collaborative energies are at work – all to benefit parish residents and their families,” said Petitjean.
Petitjean also wanted to credit C.H. Fenstermaker and Associates, who designed and developed the software and programs to make this new service for Acadia Parish citizens possible.
For additional information, contact the Assessor’s office at 337-788-8871 or the Clerk of Court at 337-788-8881.