AMITE—All services provided by the Tangipahoa Parish Clerk’s Office will be available to the public starting this Monday, May 18.
Tangipahoa Parish Clerk of Court Gary Stanga said his offices in Amite and Hammond will return to normal business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) starting on Monday, May 18; however, there will be limits on the number of people who will be allowed to enter the office, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control.
“We are working within the CDC guidelines to provide a safe environment for our clients and our employees alike,” Stanga said.
In Amite, security at the Amite Courthouse will limit and control the foot traffic allowed inside the building. Face masks are required to be worn and all persons entering the courthouse will have their temperature checked. Due to occupancy limitations, Stanga recommended that if someone needs to access services from the Clerk’s office, please be prepared to send only one person to complete the transaction.
There may also be waits, at times, depending on crowd-size at the courthouse on any given work day, Stanga said.
At the Hammond office, only three people will be allowed in the lobby of the Clerk’s Office at one time due to the size of that office. Stanga asks that the pubic wear face masks to visit that office, as well.
Stanga reminds the public that his office is able to issue marriage licenses by appointment. Sign up is available online at www.TangiClerk.org.
The Clerk’s Office encourages users who would prefer to access services remotely to utilize their “e-services” for filing and recording documents. Stanga said that the dropbox in front of the courthouse will remain operational during this Phase One reopening period, and he encouraged clients to label their packages clearly so they can be directed to the correct department.
“Our goal is to offer as many services as we can in safe, customer-friendly methods. So whether you want to file in person, file online, or drop off materials for recording, we have a way to work with you,” Stanga said.
He encouraged anyone with questions to call his office at (985) 748-8015.