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COVID-19 Updates

The West Baton Rouge Parish Courthouse has reopened as of May 18, 2020 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

All visitors who enter the courthouse will be required to:

  • Answer a series of COVID-19 related questions
  • Have their temperature checked at the main entrance (any temperature above 100.00 will not be permitted access)
  • Sign in and out of the building
  • Wear a mask while in the building
  • Maximum of one visitor at a time conducting business in any office (i.e. Sheriff’s Office Clerk’s Office, D.A.’s Office, Assessor’s Office, Judge’s Office and Public Defender’s Office)

** You must call the office you need prior to going to the courthouse, as many offices still have limited staff, hours and services.   Many services will only be conducted over the phone, internet and by mail. **

Please be patient as we are attempting to keep the public and staff safe.  The hours and protocols are subject to change.

The Clerk of Court can be reached at 225-383-0378

Judge Lurry is extending the deadline to all individuals who missed a criminal court date since March 2020.  Call the WBR Sheriff’s Office at 225-343-9234 to make arrangements to sign for a new court notice.

If you have a Criminal Court Notice for a date beginning on 5/18/2020 you should appear.

More information can be found on these websites:

Louisiana Supreme Court:

18th Judicial District Court Website:

We are committed to delivering quality service in an efficient manner to all users of our office.

In Louisiana, parish clerks of court are charged with maintaining the parish’s civil and criminal court records and serving as the recorder of mortgages, conveyances, and other authentic acts. Also, the clerk of court is responsible for the operations of all elections held in the parish.

Clerk of Court

Meet the Clerk

Mark J. Graffeo began his first term of office as Clerk of Court on July 1, 2000. Mark, a graduate of Louisiana State University, is a West Baton Rouge Parish native and previously served the public as a community banker and credit union executive.

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