JEFF SKIDMORE

Official Record Keeper & Chief Election Officer

Vernon Parish

Clerk of Court

Location Information

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The History of Vernon Parish

 Vernon Parish, named after George Washington’s home, Mt. Vernon, was created by an act of the Louisiana legislature on March 30, 1871 from portions of the Parishes of Natchitoches, Rapides, and Sabine. Leesville, the parish seat of Vernon, was incorporated on February 15, 1900.

Departments / Services

Birth Certificates

To apply for a Louisiana birth certificate you must appear in-person at the Clerk’s Office

Civil Services

Prior to filing any motions, please call the Civil Services office. A list of fees is available on our Civil Service page.

Elections

The Clerk of Court is the chief election officer of the parish, the custodian of the voting machines, and a member of...

Genealogy

Most records begin 1871. Information can be researched at the office of the Clerk of Court during regular business hours.

Marriage Licenses

Marriage Licenses cost $40. View a list of requirements and documents on our Marriage License page.

Recording

For more information on Recording Fees, Electronic Recording services, and Online Access, please visit our Recording page.