The clerk of court accepts fax filing of any pleading pursuant to LSA-R.S. 13:850. Note that a “receipt of transmission” must be transmitted by the clerk to the sender in order to complete the filing.
The original pleading and appropriate fees must be forwarded to the clerk of court (meaning, per La. Supreme Court opinion, placed in the mail) within seven days (exclusive of legal holidays) of the fax transmission and the applicable filing fee and five-dollar transmission fee are paid. One facing a prescription or other deadline is encouraged to retain proof of date the documents and fees were mailed to the clerk of court’s office.
When one is facing a prescription deadline, he should phone the clerk in advance of the fax filing if he needs a clerk to issue the receipt of transmission after regular working hours on the date of the fax transmission. A fax submission will not be considered filed until the acknowledgment of receipt can be transmitted. See LSA-R.S. 13:850 (A).
24th Civil Filings should be faxed to (504) 364-3780. If there is a problem transmitting to that number, fax to (504) 364-2988. Use the latter number only if there is a problem with the prior number.
24th Criminal Filings should be faxed to (504) 364-3797.