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A condemnation lien is issued once the Metro Council has condemned the property and the dangerous structure has been demolished.
The amount of the lien includes the cost to demolish the structure, plus any curator fees, court costs, and recording fees to record the lien with the East Baton Rouge Clerk of Court.
A curator may be used to locate a property owner. If a curator is used during the condemnation process, the curator’s fees are added to the lien amount.
A payoff includes the fees in the lien, as well as any additional recording costs that may have been incurred (i.e. recording the notice to attend, the decision and orders, and/or reinscriptions).
Mail either a check or money order, made payable to the City of Baton Rouge to the following address:
Office of the Parish Attorneyc/o Renita DixonP.O. Box 1471Baton Rouge, LA 70821
Payments may be submitted in person if necessary. Be sure to reference your condemnation number on your check or money order.
After receipt of a payment, our office will mail you a letter stating the balance on your account.
Our office will prepare the appropriate cancellation documents and mail them to you. It will be your responsibility to record these documents with the East Baton Rouge Clerk of Court in order to remove the lien. If a final payment is made in person, your cancellation documents will not be immediately available, because they must be submitted to the Mayor’s Office for approval and signature.
You may call the Clerk of Court at 225-389-3985 for the recording cost of the cancellation documents. The Recording Fee Schedule is also available on the Clerk of Court website.
The Clerk of Court’s physical addresses are listed on their website.
Yes. The lien is attached to the property, not the property owner, and follows the property after a sale.
The lien remains on the property and could affect the sale of the property. Any unpaid lien will be sent to the tax roll and become a debt owed as taxes. If the taxes are not paid on the proerty, the property can be sold at a tax sale.
Call our office at 225-389-3114 and request to speak to the Collections Division.