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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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Acadia Parish

District Court
500 North Parkerson Ave
Crowley, LA 70526
Phone: (337) 788-8881
Fax: (337) 788-1048

Allen Parish

District Court
400 West Sixth Avenue
Oberlin, LA 70655
Phone: (337) 639-4351
Fax: (337) 639-2030 Fax

Ascension Parish

District Court
300 Houmas Street
Donaldsonville, LA 70346
Phone: (225) 473-9866
Fax: (225) 473-8641 Fax
Web: http://www.ascensionclerk.com/default.aspx

Assumption

District Court
4809 LA Highway 1
P O Drawer 249
Napoleonville, LA 70390
Phone: (985) 369-6653
Fax: (985) 369-2032 Fax

Avoyelles

District Court
312 North Main Street
P O Box 219
Marksville, LA 71351
Phone: (318) 253-7523
Assistance sometimes available from the DA’s office: 318-452-0084

Beauregard

District Court
201 West First Street
P O Box 100
DeRidder, LA 70634
Phone: (337) 463-8595
Fax: (337) 462-39196
Web: http://www.laclerksofcourt.org/Parishs/Beauregardparish.htm

Bienville

District Court
100 Courthouse Drive,
Room 100
Arcadia, LA 71001
Phone: (318) 263-2123
Fax: (318) 263-7426 Fax
Web: http://www.bienvilleparish.org/clerk/contact.asp

Bossier

District Court
204 Burt Boulevard
P O Box 430
Benton, LA 71006
Phone: (318) 965-2336
Fax: (318) 965-2713
Web: http://www.bossierclerk.com/

Caddo

District Court
501 Texas Street
Room 103
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: (318) 226-6780
Fax: (318) 227-9080 Fax
Web: http://www.caddoclerk.com/index.htm

Calcasieu

District Court
1000 Ryan Street
P O Box 1030
Lake Charles, LA 70602
Phone: (337) 437-3550
Fax: (337) 437-3350 Fax
Web: http://www.calclerkofcourt.com/

Caldwell

District Court
200 Main Street
P O Box 1327
Columbia, LA 71418
Phone: (318) 649-2272
Fax: (318) 649-2037

Cameron

District Court
119 Smith Circle
P O Box 549
Cameron, LA 70631
Phone: (337) 775-5316
Fax: (337) 775-7172 Fax
Web: http://www.laclerksofcourt.org/Parishs/cameronparish.htm

Catahoula

District Court
301 Bushley St, Room 101
P O Box 198
Harrisonburg, LA 71340
Phone: (318) 744-5497

Claiborne

District Court
512 East Main
P O Box 330
Homer, LA 71040
Phone: (318) 927-9601
Fax: (318) 927-2345 Fax
DV protective orders go through DART: (318) 927-2818

Concordia

District Court
4001 Carter Street, Room 5
P O Box 790
Vidalia, LA 71373
Phone: (318) 336-4204
Fax: (318) 336-8777 Fax
Web: http://www.concordiaclerk.org/

DeSoto

District Court
101 Texas Street
P O Box 1206
Mansfield, LA 71052
Phone: (318) 872-3110
Fax: (318) 872-4202 Fax
Web: http://www.desotoparishclerk.org/

East Baton Rouge

District Court
222 Saint Louis Street
P O Box 1991
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
Phone: (225) 389-3960
Fax: (225) 389-3392 Fax
Web: http://www.ebrclerkofcourt.org/

East Carroll

District Court
400 First Street
Suite 3
Lake Providence, LA 71254
Phone: (318) 559-2399
Fax: (318) 559-0037

East Feliciana

District Court
12305 Saint Helena Street
P O Box 599
Clinton, LA 70722
Phone: (225) 683-5145
Fax: (225) 683-3556
Web: http://www.eastfelicianaclerk.org/

Evangeline

District Court
200 Court Street, Suite 104
P O Drawer 347
Ville Platte, LA 70586
Phone: (337) 363-5671
Fax: (337) 363-5780

Franklin

District Court
6550 Main Street
P O Box 431
Winnsboro, LA 71295
Phone: (318) 435-5133
Fax: (318) 435-5134

Grant

District Court
200 Main Street
P O Box 263
Colfax, LA 71417
Phone: (318) 627-3246
Fax: (318) 627-3201

Iberia

District Court
300 Iberia Street
New Iberia, LA 70562
Phone: (337) 365-7282
Fax: (337) 365-0737
Web: http://www.iberiaclerk.com/
First, contact SNAP: (337) 367-7627

Iberville

District Court
58050 Meriam Street
P O Box 423
Plaquemine, LA 70764
Phone: (225) 687-5160
Fax: (225) 687-5260 Fax
Web: http://www.ibervilleclerk.com/

Jackson

District Court
500 East Court Street, Room 103
P O Box 730
Jonesboro, LA 71251
Phone: (318) 259-2424
Fax: (318) 395-0386
Web: http://jacksonparishclerk.org/

Jefferson

District Court
200 Derbigny, Sixth Floor
P O Box 10
Gretna, LA 70054
Phone: (504) 364-2900
Fax: (504) 364-3780
Web: http://www.jpclerkofcourt.us/

Jefferson Davis

District Court
300 State Street
P O Box 799
Jennings, LA 70546
Phone: (337) 824-1160
Fax: (337) 824-1354
Web: http://jefferson.la.us/

Lafayette

District Court
800 South Buchanan Street
P O Box 2009
Lafayette, LA 70502-2009
Phone: (337) 291-6400
Fax: (337) 291-6392 Fax
Web: http://www.lafayetteparishclerk.com/

Lafourche

District Court
303 West Third Street, Courthouse Annex 2nd Floor
P O Box 818
Thibodaux, LA 70302
Phone: (985) 447-4841
Fax: (985) 447-5800
Web: http://www.lafourcheclerk.com/clerkofcourt.html

LaSalle

District Court
1050 Courthouse Street
P O Box 1316
Jena, LA 71342
Phone: (318) 992-2158
Fax: (318) 992-2157

Lincoln

District Court
100 W. Texas Street, Room 100
P O Box 924
Ruston, LA 71270
Phone: (318) 251-5130
Fax: (318) 255-6004
Web: http://clerk.lincolnparish.org/
Contact DART at 318-513-9373

Livingston

District Court
20180 Iowa Street
P O Box 1150
Livingston, LA 70754
Phone: (225) 686-2216
Fax: (225) 686-1867 Fax
Web: http://www.livclerk.org/about_us.html

Madison

District Court
100 North Cedar Street
P O Box 1710
Tallulah, LA 71282
Phone: (318) 574-0655
Fax: (318) 574-3961

Morehouse

District Court
100 East Madison Street
P O Box 1543
Bastrop, LA 71220
Phone: (318) 281-3343
Fax: (318) 281-3775
Contact District Attorney’s Office: 318-281-4907

Natchitoches

District Court
200 Church Street,
Natchitoches, LA 71457
Phone: (318) 352-8152
Fax: (318) 352-9321

Orleans

District Court
421 Loyola Avenue
Room 402
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 592-9100
Fax: (504) 592-9128
Web: http://www.orleanscdc.com/clerk1.shtm

Ouachita

District Court
300 Saint John Street
P O Box 1862
Monroe, LA 71210
Phone: (318) 327-1444
Fax: (318) 327-1462 Fax

Plaquemines

District Court
301 Main Street
Belle Chase, LA 70037
Phone: (504) 297-5180
Fax: (504) 297-5195

Pointe Coupee

District Court
201 East Main Street
P O Box 86
New Roads, LA 70760
Phone: (225) 638-9596
Fax: (225) 638-9590

Rapides

District Court
701 Murray Street
P O Box 952
Alexandria, LA 71301
Phone: (318) 473-8153
Fax: (318) 473-4667
Web: http://www.rapidesclerk.org/

Red River

District Court
615 East Carrol Street
P O Box 485
Coushatta, LA 71019
Phone: (318) 932-6741
Fax: (318) 932-3126
Web: http://redriverclerk.com/

Richland

District Court
708 Julia Street,
Suite 103 P O Box 119
Rayville, LA 71269
Phone: (318) 728-4171
Fax: (318) 728-7020

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

Tangipahoa

District Court
110 North Bay St.,
Suite 100 P O Box 667
Amite, LA 70422
Phone: (985) 748-4146
Fax: (985) 748-6503 Fax
Web: http://www.tangiclerk.org/

Tensas

District Court
201 Hancock Street
P O Box 78
St. Joseph, LA 71366
Phone: (318) 766-3921
Fax: (318) 766-3926

Terrebonne

District Court
7856 Main Street
P O Box 1569
Houma, LA 70361
Phone: (985) 868-5660
Fax: (985) 868-5143

Union

District Court
100 East Bayou,
Suite 105
Farmerville, LA 71241
Phone: (318) 368-3055
Fax: (318) 368-3861
DART handles most DV protective orders: 318-368-6181

Vermilion

District Court
100 N State Street
P O Box 790
Abbeville, LA 70511-0790
Phone: (337) 898-1992
Fax: (337) 898-9803

Vernon

District Court
215 S. 4th Street
P O Box 40
Leesville, LA 71446
Phone: (337) 238-1384
Fax: (337) 238-9902
Web: http://www.vernonclerk.com/

Washington

District Court
Courthouse Building, 2nd office on the right
P O Box 607
Franklinton, LA 70438
Phone: (985) 839-4663
Fax: (985) 839-3116

Webster

District Court
410 Main Street
P O Box 370
Minden, LA 71055
Phone: (318) 371-0366
Fax: (318) 371-0226
Web: http://www.websterclerk.org/

West Baton Rouge

District Court
850 Eighth Street
P O Box 107
Port Allen, LA 70767
Phone: (225) 383-0378
Fax: (225) 383-3694
Web: http://www.wbrclerk.org/

West Carroll

District Court
305 East Main Street
P O Box 1078
Oak Grove, LA 71263
Phone: (318) 428-3281
Fax: (318) 428-9896

West Feliciana

District Court
4785 Prosperity Street
P O Box 1843
St. Francisville, LA 70775
Phone: (225) 635-3794
Fax: (225) 635-3770
Web: http://westfelicianaclerkofcourt.org/

Winn

District Court
119 West Main Street
Winnfield, LA 71483
Phone: (318) 628-3515
Fax: (318) 628-3527

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