1st Parish Court

**IMPORTANT** It is unlawful for employees of the clerk of court’s office to offer legal advice. Those needing assistance with court matters should immediately consult a qualified attorney or an organization that offers legal assistance.

Traffic/Criminal Jurisdiction

  • All incidents that occur on the East Bank of Jefferson Parish.
  • Misdemeanors (Theft under $300.00, Shoplifting under $100.00, Disturbing the Peace, Simple Battery, etc.)
  • Driving While Intoxicated (1st & 2nd Offenses)
  • Title 14 traffic offenses (Hit & Run, ROMV, Simple Obstruction, etc.)
  • All Title 32 cases that occur on the East Bank of Jefferson Parish (Speeding, Driving under Suspension, Failure to Yield, etc.)
  • Offenses related to traffic accidents and traffic tickets (NOTE: Fines & costs may be paid at the sheriff’s office. You may be able to pay your traffic citation online via the sheriff’s web services. Click here to search for your citation record. Some infractions require a mandatory court appearance. No payments may be made if personal injury is involved.)
  • For additional information or answers to questions regarding traffic matters, contact the traffic department at (504) 731-4682. For additional information or answers to questions regarding criminal matters, contact the criminal department at  (504) 736-8910.

Civil Jurisdiction

  • Lawsuits where the amount of damages sought is $20,000.00 or less.

For additional information about jurisdiction and filing fees or for additional information or answers to questions regarding civil matters, contact the civil department at (504) 736-8391. Click on the following for forms and fees:  Forms  Civil Filing Fees