The Office of Notary Public in Louisiana – Certificates, research, and taxes
§2921. Payment of taxes and past due charges for local improvement assessments prior to transfer of real property. No public officer shall execute, pass, or acknowledge any act conveying real property located within the limits of any municipal corporation in this state having a population of over three hundred thousand inhabitants unless the state, parish, municipal, and levee district taxes due thereon and the past due charges for local improvement assessments due thereon are paid.
§2927. Penalty for violation; act prima facie proof. Any public officer who violates R.S. 9:2921 shall be fined not less than one hundred dollars nor more than two hundred dollars. The act offered in evidence shall be prima fade proof of the violation.
§2928. Non-alienation certificate; penalty for violation. No notary or sheriff of the Parish of Orleans shall pass any act conveying real property located in the Parish of Orleans without first obtaining from the register of conveyances a certificate showing that the vendor has not alienated the property. The certificate shall contain a description of the property and shall be annexed to the act. Any notary or sheriff of the Parish of Orleans who violates this Section shall be fined not less than two hundred and fifty dollars nor more than five hundred dollars.