Criminal/Traffic & Records Division FAQ's
Who is the Clerk of Court/Administrator?
The Clerk of Court/Administrator for Baton Rouge City Court is Lon
Norris. He can be reached at (225) 389-5279 and "Press 5" or e-mailed at
How many Judges do you have and what are their names?
Baton Rouge City Court is made up of
five (5) judicial divisions, A-E. They serve a term of six
years. Listed below are the judges:
Prosser Davis, Division A
Judge Judge Kelli Terrell Temple, Division B
“Brick” Wall, Division C
Judge Yvette M. Alexander, Division D
Judge Suzan S. Ponder, Division E
Which Judge is on Duty?
Each judge is on
duty for one week at a time. Please refer to our
Schedule for assigned duty weeks. The duty judge is on duty
from 8 a.m. on the Monday beginning his/her week of duty until 8 a.m.
the Monday ending his/her week of duty.
Can I check
the status of a case online?
The following reports are available
online for you to check various civil and criminal cases. You can
access these by going to our
- Civil Docket
- Civil Case Status Sorted by Attorney
- Civil Answers Filed Per Case
- Civil Summons Return List
- Civil New Suit Filings
- Criminal Dockets
- Delinquent Parking Tickets
- City Court Warrants
How can I
sign up to be an interpreter for your court?
You may submit a letter to the Clerk of
Court/Administrator of Baton Rouge City Court with your request to
become an interpreter for the specific language you are interested
in. State in your letter whether or not this is your native
language. If you have certification in the language you are
requesting to interpret for, you may provide copies of such with your
If approved by the Clerk of Court, your
name will be added to the interpreter list the court maintains for
appointment purposes. You will be contacted on an as needed basis and
the frequency varies among the number of interpreters currently on the
Court’s approved list for the language you have selected. The Court
attempts to utilize the services of all interpreters on the list for
the various languages and the choice of interpreters is made by the
individual judge in the case.
Pursuant to the Court’s En banc Order,
the rate of pay if appointed by the Court as an interpreter is $65 per
hour, with a minimum of two hours paid for sign language services and
a minimum of one hour paid for any foreign language service provided.
Does your court handle divorce matters?
No. Divorce matters are handled through
Family Court. They can be reached at (225) 389-5118.
Can I get a copy of my marriage license, or get a birth
certificate or death certificate from your office?
No. The City Court Clerk’s office does
not handle these matters. You can contact the East Baton Rouge Clerk
of Court’s Office at (225) 389-3950 for marriage licenses and birth
certificates issued in EBR Parish. You can also contact the Office of
Vital Statistics at (504) 568-5152, or (504) 568-8353, or toll free at
You can also obtain information and make an online request
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals
Where are you located and what are your Hours of Operation?
Baton Rouge City Court is located at
233 St. Louis Street, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. We are
located downtown, directly across the street from the Baton Rouge River Center
and Governmental Building. Our building has a fountain in the
front. From I-110, exit LA 73/Government Street, exit number 1A — go
west on Government Street toward the Mississippi River and the Baton Rouge River Center,
and turn right on St. Louis Street.
for the Court's Hours of Operation.