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




 Effective immediately, the Clerk of Court’s hours of operation will be 8:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m.
(Please note that the Birth Certificate office closes at 4:00 p.m. and that Birth and Death Certificates are only available at our Downtown Main Office in City Hall.)



*Marriage Licenses are available at our Downtown and Airline locations*

Applicants may click here to complete and transmit marriage license applications to our office in advance of your visit for fastest processing.




-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" materials.





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 always seeking new commissioners to work precincts around the parish. 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