Cameron Parish was created by Act No. 102 of 1870 of the state of Louisiana in General Assembly and was approved on Tuesday, March 15 1870.  On Wednesday, March 16, 1870 in accordance with Act 102 of that year, Cameron Parish was established from the southern part of Calcasieu Parish and from the Southwestern corner of Vermilion Parish.  Our parish is located in the most southwestern part of our great State of Louisiana. 
 
Our courthouse was built in 1937 to replace the wood-framed courthouse that was built after the fire of 1874.  This fire destroyed the building that housed the original records, courtroom, and the Clerk of Court's office prior to 1874.  The present courthouse, made of steel and concrete, has housed the records of Cameron Parish and the District Court, through several hurricanes, and also been a safe haven to many a resident of Cameron.   In 1957, Hurricane Audrey roared ashore in lower Cameron Parish destroying everything in its wake and claiming many lives.  The current courthouse served as a welcomed refuge for families during this storm.  This grand time-worn building again protected the parish records from Hurricane Rita, in 2005 and Hurricane Ike in 2008.  It is now in need of necessary repairs and restoration, and for this reason the Clerk of Court's office has been temporarily located at 122 Recreation Lane.  The location is just northeast of  Courthouse Square in Cameron, Louisiana. 
 
Our office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday, with the exception of legal holidays, in accordance with the provisions of the Louisiana Statutes.