Suit Accounting

Phone: (225) 389-3982

The Suit Accounting Department is responsible for accepting and filing all new suits and subsequent pleadings. The four types of suits accepting for filing in this department are:

Civil: Involving the enforcement and protection of rights relating to personal injury, contract, and property.

Family: Involving divorce and custody matters.

Probate: Involves those matters related to the administration and enforcement of wills, settlement of estates, appointment of guardians, and such matters related to minors and deceased individuals. 

Judicial Commitments: Involving persons who are mentally incompetent.

A filing fee is required for the filing of most pleadings. Each litigant is responsible for all applicable filing fees, which are payable at the time of filing.

Once the Suit Accounting Department has completed the preparatory work to newly filed suits and/or pleadings, the documents are sent either to the Civil Processing Department, Family Processing Department, or in some cases directly to the Civil Suit Records Department.

Suits that are NOT FILED in the Suit Accounting Department are:

  • 1. Adoptions of Minors: Filed in the Adoptions Department in Room B-115
  • 2. Juvenile Suits (Abandonment): Filed in Room B-115
  • 3. Juvenile Suits (Criminal): Filed out at Juvenile Court located at 8333 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70807
  • 4. Adoptions of Majors: Recorded in the Recording Department


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.