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





-If you already have a Clerk Connect account, you do not need to set up an e-filing account. 

-You do not have to have a Clerk Connect query subscription account to e-file with the Clerk’s office.
-The email address that is entered will be the address to which all correspondence related to the filing will be sent.
-Please call (225) 389-3982 between the hours of 8 am and 12 noon if you need assistance.


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The court order closing the Clerk of
Court’s Office to the general public,
originally scheduled to remain in effect
through April 10, 2020, has been

Per the order, the Clerk’s Office will
now remained closed to the general
public through April 30, 2020
, with the
current available services remaining in
place as detailed in the previous notice.

For questions about court filings,
including electronic filing, please call
(225) 389-3982 or visit our website at



Effective Wednesday, March 18 and scheduled to last through Friday, April 10, 2020, the East Baton Rouge Parish Clerk of Court’s Office has been closed by Order of the Court due to the widespread health concerns relative to COVID-19.

All prescriptive periods for legal matters have been halted by executive order and all operations of the Clerk of Court’s office will be closed with the following exceptions:


For the period from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon on Monday through Friday, Emergency Filings (e.g. Petitions for Temporary Restraining Orders) will be accepted in the 19th Judicial Courthouse at 300 North Boulevard.



Beginning Thursday, March 19, 2020, the office shall remain open from the period of 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday at the Airline Highway branch office only, located at 9050 Airline Highway, Suite 100, for the purposes of submitting documents to be recorded only. There will be no admittance to the building.


Recording work will be received in a drive-up capacity and will be processed while the customer waits or, if they prefer, will be mailed back or returned at a later time as needed. Mail-in recordings will be processed as received.


No other services will be available during this closure or until further notice.

During this period of closure, e-filing through Clerk Connect and fax filing will be accepted.



2019-12-20-RFP -- UPDATED 2/3/20 2:40 PM


ADDENDUM NO. 1 -- 1/24/19


2019-12-20-Exhibit B - sample contract

2019-12-20-Exhibit D - cost proposal



It has come to our attention someone has been calling residences of East Baton Rouge claiming to be with the Clerk of Court’s office and asking for Social Security Numbers. Please be assured that it is not the Clerk’s office making these phone calls – we do not make such inquiry calls and will never ask for your Social Security Number.


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