|   Forgot username?   |   Forgot password?   |   New User?
Home Learning Center Data Feed Services Branding Services FAQs about us
Skip Navigation LinksHome > Learning Center Home > State Foreclosure Laws and Process
Attorney/Trustee File Number
  
ZIP Code
 
Property Address
 
Sale Date
 
Advanced Search
Alaska
Arizona
California
Hawaii
Idaho
Montana
Nevada
Oregon
Tennessee
Washington
State Foreclosure Laws and Process
Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

District of Columbia

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

Louisiana
Foreclosure Posting Requirements
All foreclosures are Judicial. In Louisiana, there are two types of Judicial Foreclosure Process: Executory and Ordinary. The Ordinary Process is a traditional litigation, but is less often used than the Executory Process. To commence an Executory Process foreclosure, the mortgagee files a Petition for Writ of Seizure and Sale with the Court, attaching the mortgage documents. After a review, the Court will issue a Writ of Seizure and Sale, which the Sherriff will serve upon the defendants. After service of the Writ, the Sherriff must wait three (3) days prior to publishing notice for the sale. Prior to the sale, the borrower may challenge the writ in Court. Notice is by publication commencing at least thirty (30) days prior to the sale.
Foreclosure Auction Locations
Most states direct the specific location where a sheriff, trustee or creditor may conduct a foreclosure sale. Often the direction is as vague as 'any public place within the county in which the property is located.' Other times, the statute requires that a foreclosure sale only be held at the site of the property to be foreclosed. Foreclosure sales can be conducted at public auction held at the front door of a courthouse of the superior court in the judicial district where the property is located, unless the deed of trust specifically provides that the sale shall be held in a different place.
Foreclosure Timeline
Timeline StepDays for StepTotal Days
Filing of Petition for Writ of Seizure and Sale11
Court issue Writ1011
Sherriff serves Writ314
Publication3145
Sale146

(Timeline is for non-judicial foreclosures. Intervals are optimal and assumes no delays.)
State Statutes
Louisiana Foreclosure Statutes