Family & Probate Records

Phone: (225) 389-3972

The Family and Probate Department houses all of the information contained in these cases. All pleadings, petitions, answers, exceptions, motions and judgments filed in each case are microfilmed in this department and are available for in-house viewing by the public.

Older records from the department are housed in the Archives Department (225) 389-3988 and in the department's former office in City Hall (225) 389-7837.

In their current location in the 19th Judicial District Courthouse, the department currently houses the following numbers forward:

Family Records: 164,250 - present
Probate Records: 91,300 - present

In City Hall, the following numbers are housed:
Family Records: 131,553 - 164,249
Probate Records: 63,921 - 91,299

In Archives, the following numbers are housed:
Family Records: Before 131,553
Probate Records: Before 63,921

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.
Precinct Update Information for East Baton Rouge Parish Here


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.