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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:

  • Have their temperature checked at the main entrance (any temperature above 100.00 will not be permitted access)
  • 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)

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

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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