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Small Claims Court

You may bring an action in Small Claims court if you are suing for $ 3,000 or less. The Small Claims Division is located in the Civil Division of Baton Rouge City Court, Room 251, located at 233 St. Louis Street, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. You do not need an attorney, however you may have one if you wish. The rules are relaxed somewhat in Small Claims court, and the normal Rules of Evidence do not apply, however, the decision of the Judge in Small Claims Court is final and cannot be appealed. There are also restrictions on the types of suits that can be brought in Small Claims Court. More information is available in the Court's Small Claims brochure, which can be mailed or faxed to you and is also available on the Baton Rouge City Court website at For more information about the Small Claims court, call the Civil Division of the Clerk's office at (225) 389-3017.

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