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Frequently Asked Questions

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Who is the Clerk of Court/Administrator?

The Clerk of Court/Administrator for Baton Rouge City Court is Lon Norris. He can be reached at (225) 389-5279 and "Press 5" or e-mailed at lnorris@brgov.com.

How many Judges do you have and what are their names?

Baton Rouge City Court is made up of five (5) judicial divisions, A-E. They serve a term of six years. Listed below are the judges:

Judge Laura Prosser Davis, Division A
Judge Judge Kelli Terrell Temple, Division B
Judge Alex “Brick” Wall, Division C
Judge Yvette M. Alexander, Division D
Judge Suzan S. Ponder, Division E

Which Judge is on Duty?

Each judge is on duty for one week at a time. Please refer to our Duty Court Schedule for assigned duty weeks. The duty judge is on duty from 8 a.m. on the Monday beginning his/her week of duty until 8 a.m. the Monday ending his/her week of duty.     

Can I check the status of a case online?

The following reports are available online for you to check various civil and criminal cases. You can access these by going to our Case & Docket Information.

  • Civil Docket
  • Civil Case Status Sorted by Attorney
  • Civil Answers Filed Per Case
  • Civil Summons Return List
  • Civil New Suit Filings
  • Criminal Dockets
  • Delinquent Parking Tickets
  • City Court Warrants

How can I sign up to be an interpreter for your court?

You may submit a letter to the Clerk of Court/Administrator of Baton Rouge City Court with your request to become an interpreter for the specific language you are interested in.  State in your letter whether or not this is your native language. If you have certification in the language you are requesting to interpret for, you may provide copies of such with your letter.

If approved by the Clerk of Court, your name will be added to the interpreter list the court maintains for appointment purposes. You will be contacted on an as needed basis and the frequency varies among the number of interpreters currently on the Court’s approved list for the language you have selected. The Court attempts to utilize the services of all interpreters on the list for the various languages and the choice of interpreters is made by the individual judge in the case. 

Pursuant to the Court’s En banc Order, the rate of pay if appointed by the Court as an interpreter is $65 per hour, with a minimum of two hours paid for sign language services and a minimum of one hour paid for any foreign language service provided. 

Does your court handle divorce matters?

No. Divorce matters are handled through Family Court. They can be reached at (225) 389-5118.

Can I get a copy of my marriage license, or get a birth certificate or death certificate from your office?

No. The City Court Clerk’s office does not handle these matters. You can contact the East Baton Rouge Clerk of Court’s Office at (225) 389-3950 for marriage licenses and birth certificates issued in EBR Parish. You can also contact the Office of Vital Statistics at (504) 568-5152, or (504) 568-8353, or toll free at 1-800-454-9570.
You can also obtain information and make an online request by visiting:
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals   External web link not maintained by City of Baton Rouge

Where are you located and what are your Hours of Operation?

Baton Rouge City Court is located at 233 St. Louis Street, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. We are located downtown, directly across the street from the Baton Rouge River Center and Governmental Building. Our building has a fountain in the front.  From I-110, exit LA 73/Government Street, exit number 1A — go west on Government Street toward the Mississippi River and the Baton Rouge River Center, and turn right on St. Louis Street.

Click here for the Court's Hours of Operation.

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