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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

 

Notices

Effective immediately, the Clerk of Court’s hours of operation will be 8:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m.

We are scheduling appointments by phone for the following public services at both locations.  Appointments are not required but strongly suggested and recommended to promote safe distancing between customers. 

 

*Marriage Licenses (Downtown and Airline)

Visit our website at ebrclerkofcourt.org to complete and transmit marriage license applications for fastest processing.

*Passport Applications (Airline and Downtown)

For Marriage License or Passport appointments, please call Downtown at (225) 389-3950 or Airline at (225) 293-2933. 

*Birth and Death Certificates (Downtown Office in City Hall only)

For Birth and Death Certificate appointments, please call (225) 389-5277.

 

E-FILING INFO!

SIGN UP AT CLERKCONNECT.COM

 

-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 if you need assistance.

 

For more detailed information click our

"How-To"

 

RFP

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

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS - POSTED 1-27-2020 @ 3:30 PM

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS - POSTED 6-29-2020 @ 2:30 PM

ADDENDUM NO. 1 -- 1/24/19

 

2019-12-20-Exhibit B - sample contract

2019-12-20-Exhibit D - cost proposal

Attachment

 

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