Tangipahoa Parish Clerk of Court
The Chief Financial Officer is responsible for the fiscal affairs of the
Tangipahoa Parish Clerk of Court's Office. The areas of responsibility
include the proper accounting of the daily cash receipts from the various
departments in the office, the Registry of the Court, accounts payable, and
accounts receivable. Every department in the Clerk’s office is on
a cash control system. Every time a document is recorded, a copy made,
a marriage license issued, or a mortgage certificate completed; an
invoice showing the relevant information of the transaction is
The accounting department also maintains the Registry of the Court accounts. It is in these accounts that "disputed money" is placed pending the outcome of a trial. The money in these accounts is only accessible by court order; that is, the "disputed money" cannot be placed into nor withdrawn from a Registry account without an order of the Court signed by a District Judge.
Parish Clerk of Court also has general accounts receivable and
as any private company might have. The accounting department oversees
the collection of accounts receivable and the payment of accounts payable.