Civil Department Fees

New Suits  *All forms are located at the bottom of the page.*

Please note that a money judgment will not be recorded without a written request to do so by the attorney or plaintiff.

R.S 13:841 or R.S. 40:40 and R.S. 46:2126 is the law that states you must collect $12.50 for Domestic Violence

Act 243 R.S. 13:841 + R.S. 13:842

(A) The clerks of the district courts may be entitled to demand and receive fees of office, which fees may be less than, but not exceed the following:

Initialization Fee (per suit)$20.00
All new lawsuitsAs of August 1, 2018 $400.00
Executory Process Fees$500.00
Each additional Service and Defendant$100.00
For service through the Secretary of State (per service)$50.00

In addition, separate checks are to be made payable to:

Secretary of StateEffective August 1,2013 as per
Act 316 $50.00
Sheriff of East Baton Rouge "costs will vary according to the Zip Code." Call our Office for the exact price.$29.36
Subpoena & Subpoena Duces Tecum or Deposition Subpoena Each Service$100.00
Fax Filing Fees
Transmission Page "Fax Filings for the time you fax"$5.00
Every page$2.00

All costs must be paid when original is filed.

Fax filings received after office hours, 4:30 P.M. Monday through Friday, will be filed and processed the following business day.
Fax Number:(985) 497-3972

Fees for the following include one certified copy:

Small Successions "Affidavit Only"$200.00
Clerk's Suits$200.00
Mandamus with Service$300.00
Tutorship through Letters, Interdiction$400.00
Minor Settlements$200.00
Name Change through Judgment (no service)$300.00
Certified copies (each)$5.00
Stamped copies (each)$3.00
Copies (per page) & Cost Printout (per page)$2.00
Notices $15.00 & w/service $20.00

Amended Petition, Cross Claims, Reconventional Demands, Interventions, Partitions, Deficiency Petitions Tro & Garnishments with Existing Suit

Number (one service)$300.00
Each additional Service$100.00
Rules with one service$175.00
All rules requiring one service with existing suit numbers (with exception of above items)$175.00
Each additional service$100.00
Re-service, letter request$100.00
FIFA request$100.00
Writ of Possession request$100.00

All filings not mentioned above that have a suit number, no service required

First page$6.00
Each additional page$4.00
Certification of copy stamp$5.00
Curator fees are set by the court (approx.)$500.00
Minute Entry$5.00

All of these advance court costs MUST be paid at the time of filing said pleading.
Call the division minute clerk for additional information on costs.