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Civil Fees


Effective July 1, 2014

Unless specified otherwise, the Advance Deposit Remittance Schedule shall be as follows:

Original Filings Price
Original Petition with no service $325
Original Petition with one service $325
Original Petition with Temporary Restraining Order or Rule $375
Original Petition with Temporary Restraining Order and Rule $425
Additional Defendants (per service) $125
Each service through Secretary of State additional $50
Garnishments – Executory $400
Garnishments – Filed in existing suit $225
Subsequent Filings Price
Pleadings with no service $100
Pleadings with one service $225
Additional services $125
Witness subpoena fee $125
Witness subpoena fee for law enforcement $125
Re-issuance of service $125
Other Civil Fees In Accordance with R.S. 13:841 Price
Document filing – first page $6
Document filing – each subsequent page $4
Document filing – paper – attachments, transcripts, and depositions per page $2
Document filing – paper exhibits (Please number each page of your exhibits) per page $2
Document filing – all other exhibits $5
Document issuing with notice of service $20
Document issuing with no service $15
Copy and Other Fees Price
Certified copies (per item) $5
Stamped / conformed copies (per item) $3
Copy fees per page (customer made) $1
Faxed copies (first page) $6
Faxes copies (each additional page) $4
Act of congress $15
Minute entries $5
Swearing of witnesses and jurors $2
Appeal Fees Price
Preparation of original documents per page $5

The fees listed above are those fees currently charged by the Clerk of Court for processing documents in civil lawsuits. The Clerk of Court also collects and distributes fees for other government agencies such as sheriffs, judges, parish governing boards, and court appointed curators. Those fees are not detailed on this site.

Recording Fees


ACT 173 of the 2017 Regular Legislative Session

Effective August 1, 2017

A “document” is defined as those pages presented together for filing or recording, inclusive of the act, together with exhibits, riders, or additional documents attached thereto, including but not limited to powers of attorney, property description exhibits, tax certificates and researches, mortgage certificates, resolutions, certificates, and surveys, R.S. 13:844(B)(1).

Every document filed for recordation shall be captioned as to type of act on the 1st page and shall have on the 1st page a margin of 2” at the top and 1” at the bottom and sides. The type size shall not be less than 8 point, R.S. 13:844(B) (2). Documents to be recorded may be either 8 ½” x 11” paper or 8 ½” x 14” paper.

Documents to be recorded in 1 index type (fees are assessed separately for each recording book):
1 to 5 pages $105
6 to 25 pages $205
26 to 50 pages $305
51 or more pages $305 for the first 50 pages +$5 per additional page
This includes up to 10 names indexed, a certified copy, and the LCRAA Portal Fee.
Index Fee after the 10th name $5 per name
Paper size larger than 8 ½” x 14” $20 per page
Debtor Fee (No SS # or Tax ID) $25 per debtor
Cancellation/Partial Release (single cancellation) $55
Cancellation/Partial Release (multiple cancellations) Based on per page fee above
Maps/Plats oversize: Price
Paper size 8 ½” x 14” or less $105 plus certified copy fees if applicable
Paper size larger than 8 ½” x 14” $125 plus certified copy fees if applicable
Includes up to 10 indexed names $5 per name after the 10th name
Notice of Repossession $75
Affidavit of Identity Price
Judgment or lien prior to 07/01/12 $23 + ($6 for each additional page + $3 for each additional name)
Judgment or lien after 07/01/12 $0
Mortgage Certificate/Lien Certificate Price
1 name and 1 tract or project $20
Each additional name $10
Each additional tract $20
Copies – Customer made $1
Copies – Clerk made $2
Stamped Copy $5 + copy fees
Certified Copy $10 + copy fees

Criminal Fees


In Accordance with R.S. 13:847

Effective August 15, 2010

Unless specified otherwise, the document Criminal Court Fee Schedule shall be as follows:

Court Minutes Price
Extract of minutes (per item) $5
Criminal Background Search by Clerk’s Staff Price
Search with certified copy (per name) $20
Expungements Price
Felony or Misdemeanor charge (per arrest) $200

The Clerk of Court is required by law to collect an additional $250.00 payable to the Louisiana State Police Bureau of  Criminal Identification,  $50.00 to the West Baton Rouge Sheriff and $50.00 to the 18th JDC District Attorney’s Office. These separate payments must be in the form of a cashier’s check or money order per arrest.

Copy Fees Price
Certified copies (per item) $5
Conformed or stamped copies (per item) $3
Copy fees (per page clerk or customer made) $1
Faxed copies (first page) $5
Faxes copies (each additional page) $2
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