Domestic Violence

Phone: (225) 389-4705

The Domestic Violence program of the 19th Judicial District Clerk of Court was initiated in January, 1983, in accordance with revised statute 46:2131. The program offers services to assist women, men and children in need of protection from domestic violence in East Baton Rouge Parish.

When a victim of domestic violence calls or visits the office seeking assistance in obtaining a temporary restraining order, after interviewing and verifying qualification, the staff helps them to obtain protection from their abuser through the courts. Louisiana State Law requires that the Clerk of Court's Office make forms available for application for protective orders, provide clerical assistance to petitioners when necessary and also provide services of a notary for the completion of the affidavit.

Our office assists the Iris Domestic Violence Center in obtaining TROs (Temporary Restraining Orders) or protective orders on rule day and provides law enforcement agencies with copies of the order and judgements to ensure proper enforcement. The department also works closely with the Sheriff's office concerning services. Our program has been considered a model throughout the State of Louisiana and has received widespread recognition.

The Elections Department is actively seeking new commissioners to work precincts around the parish. Classes will be held in late July. Download the general informational brochure here and call (225) 295-4765 for more information about the upcoming classes.
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The East Baton Rouge Clerk of Court’s Office is now offering the availability of Birth and Death Certificates at our Downtown location in City Hall only from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  Certificates are available on a walk-in basis only.  No appointment is necessary.  Click here for more information.


Effective March 1, 2019, credit card payments will be accepted in our Suit Accounting Department for suit filing. 
The percentage rate cost for credit card payments will be 3.5%. 
Please contact the Administrative Accounting Department at (225) 389-5121 if you need further information about your account.