How do I?

Where do I get a car tag / license plate?

Car and truck tags are issued by the Tax Collector within the Sheriff's office. You have 7 working days from the date of purchase to register your vehicle. New residents moving from another state have 30 days to obtain a new plate.  It is helpful to bring your automobile registration and/or title.  New residents from another parish in Louisiana can wait until their next renewal to change plates. Tags are usually valid for a period of one year from the date they are issued.  

When I sell my car, do I keep the tag?

Yes. You may also be eligible for a credit against future taxes. If the tag has not expired, take the tag and your original receipt to the Tax Collector within the Sheriff's Office for a credit voucher.

Do I need a license or a permit to open a business?

Yes. If the business is located inside the city limits, a license will be issued by the city. If the business is outside of the city limits and inside the parish, the parish Tax Collector within the Sheriff's Office will issue your license.

How do I register to vote?

The minimum voting age is 18.  You must register at least 30 days prior to any election to be entitled to vote in that election.  In order to register, visit the Registrar of Voters' office.  It is helpful to know your 911 address and social security number.

How do I vote absentee?

You can request a ballot up to 45 days in advance through the mail, or you can visit the Registrar of Voters' office.

How do I obtain a marriage license?

The Clerk of Court's office issues marriage licenses. 

How do I obtain a passport?

You can visit the Clerk of Court's office and bring 2 passport photos, a birth certificate with a seal, and a picture id.  It takes about six weeks to receive your passport.

How do I obtain a 911 address?

911 addresses are assigned through the E911 office.  It is helpful to know your nearest street's name and your nearest neighbors.

Where do I file a land deed?

Land deeds are filed in the Recording Department of the Clerk of Court.

Madison Parish Clerk of Court
Recording Department
100 North Cedar St
PO Box 1710
Tallulah, Louisiana 71282 
Hours: 8:30 to 4:30 M-F
Phone: 318-574-0655

How do I file for homestead exemption?

Visit the Assessor's office between January 2 and April 1.

Where do I vote?

Call the Registrar of Voters office at 318-574-2193.