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Where to Find Help

UPDATED July 12, 2011

Courthouse Locations

Louisiana

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Below is a list of courthouses where you can file for a protection order. (If you want to file for custody, divorce, or anything else, you may want to call the courthouse to make sure that the court we have listed is the proper courthouse.) At the courthouse, the clerk will provide you with the forms that you need to file. If you need assistance filling out the forms, the clerk may be able to give basic instructions, but the clerk usually cannot help you decide what information to write or give you any sort of advice.  You will also find links to online forms at our LA Download Court Forms page.  For further help, you may want to reach out to a local domestic violence program or a legal services organization.  You can find links to both types of organizations on our LA Where to Find Help page.

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Sabine

District Court
400 South Capitol, Room 102
P O Box 419
Many, LA 71449
Phone: (318) 256-6223
Fax: (318) 256-9037 Fax

Saint Bernard

District Court
9061 W. Judge Perez Drive
P O Box 1746
Chalmette, LA 70043
Phone: (504) 271-3434
Fax: (504) 278-4380
Web: http://www.stbclerk.com/modules.php?name=system
Contact the Battered Women Center 504-277-3177

Saint Charles

District Court
15045 River Road
P O Box 424
Hahnville, LA 70057
Phone: (985) 783-6632
Fax: (985) 783-2005 Fax
Web: http://www.stcharlesgov.net/index.aspx?page=58
You may be able to get help by going to the DV coordinator in the DA’s office: 985-783-6263.

Saint Helena

District Court
Courthouse Square
P O Box 308
Greensburg, LA 70441
Phone: (225) 222-4514
Call hotline 985-542-8384

Saint James

District Court
5800 LA Highway 44
Convent, LA 70723
Phone: (225)-562-2270
Fax: (225) 562-2383

Saint John the Baptist

District Court
2393 Highway 18
P O Box 280
Edgard, LA 70049
Phone: (985) 497-3331
Fax: (985) 497-3972 Fax
Web: http://www.stjohnclerk.org/

Saint Landry

District Court
118 South Court Street,
Suite 109 P O Box 750
Opelousas, LA 70571-0750
Phone: (337) 942-5606
Fax: (337) 948-9158
Web: http://stlandry.org/

Saint Martin

District Court
415 St. Martin Street
PO BOX 308
St. Martinville, LA 70582
Phone: (337) 394-2210
Fax: (337) 394-7772
Web: http://stmartinparishclerkofcourt.com/
For DV protective orders for women, contact New Start: 337-394-8559

Saint Mary

District Court
500 Main Street, 2nd Floor
P O Drawer 1231
Franklin, LA 70538
Phone: (337) 828-4100, Ext. 200
Fax: (337) 828-2509 Fax
Contact local organization to get a protective order: 337-828-4200

Saint Tammany

District Court
701 N Columbia St.
P O Box 1090
Covington, LA 70434
Phone: (985) 809-8700
Web: http://www.sttammanyclerk.org/main/index.asp

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