Civil Fees

The clerk of court’s office does not receive ad valorem taxes. Its operations are entirely funded by the collection of fees for services it provides. We have developed this schedule to assist you in estimating costs. Click on the appropriate department below for its fee schedule. Make all checks or money orders payable to the St. Bernard Parish Clerk of Court.

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Description of Document Document Costs
Article 102 Divorce: $300.00 with no service and no show-cause order
$350.00 with citation and one service
Article 103 Divorce: $300.00 with no service and no show-cause order
$350.00 with citation and one service
 Executory Process $600.00 Issuing a notice of Demand and Writ of Seizure with one Defendant, $100.00 for each additional Defendant
 Petition for Damages $400.00 with one service to Secretary of State, $100.00 for each additional service
Adoptions $350 initial fee
Subsequent Filings
Description of Document Document Costs
 Acts of Congress $20.00
 Affidavit $6.00 1st page, $4.00 each additional page
 Amended Answer, Petition, Etc. $6.00 1st page, $4.00 each additional page
 Service $100.00 each
 Answer & Cross claims, 3rd Party Demand, Reconventional Demand, etc. One Service: $250
 Answer To:
 Pleading $6.00 1st page, $4.00 each additional page
 Original Petition & Garnishment $6.00 1st page, $4.00 each additional page
 Service $100.00 plus certified copies & attachments
 Appeal-Motions & Petitions  $225.00 two attorneys, $100 for each additional attorney to be notified
Civil Attachment $150.00 on the docket per service
Confirmation of Default $6.00 1st page, $4.00 each additional page
Attachments $2.00 per page
Copies:
Certified $6.00 per document
Conformed $5.00 per document
Photocopies $1.00 per page if from physical record; $1.00 per page if from computer-generated copy
Full Force & Effect $10.00 per document
Cross Claim $250.00 one service, $100.00 each additional service
Curator $450 intitially, $100 each additional
Descriptive List $6.00 first page, $4.00 each additional page
Exceptions $6.00 first page, $4.00 each additional page
Service of Rule to Show Cause $100.00 one service, $100.00 each additional service
Discovery Pleadings with Exception (Memorandum, Interrogatories, Exhibits, Etc.) $6.00 first page, $4.00 each additional page
Exhibit List $6.00 first page, $4.00 each additional page
Exhibits $2.00 per page
Ex-Parte Motions $6.00 first page, $4.00 each additional page
Service $100.00 per service
Extracts $10.00 per document plus copy cost
Incoming Fax (Fax Filing) $5.00 per pleading
FIFA $200.00
Garnishment $200.00 for each service
FIFA to issue with Garnishment $250.00
Income Assignment Order $6.00 first page, $4.00 each additional page
Interim Order $6.00 first page, $4.00 each additional page
Interrogatories $6.00 first page, $4.00 each additional page
Service $100.00
Judgments $6.00 first page, $4.00 each additional page, plus money due on docket for final judgment
Certified Copy Service $100.00 for each service through sheriff
Divorce Judgment Additional $20.00 for Certificate of Divorce
Notice of Signing Judgment (mailed) $20.00 per attorney to be notified plus mailing and copy fees
Judgment Debtor Rule $100.00 1st service, $100.00 each additional service
Jury Charges $6.00 each
Jury Costs To be determined by the court. (Must be paid 60 days prior to trial).
Jury Order $6.00 first page, $4.00 each additional page
Memorandum $6.00 first page, $4.00 each additional page
Service $100.00
Motion for Appeal $350.00 for two attorneys to be notified
If more than two attorneys Additional $100.00 for each additional notice
Motion for Child Support $200.00 1st service; $4.00 each additional page. (Includes domestic fee of $35.00) $100 each additional service
Restraining Orders or Injunctions Additional $100.00
Motion for Contempt-Non-Domestic $100.00 1st service; $100.00 each additional service
Motion for Contempt-Domestic $200.00 1st service; $4.00 each additional page. (Includes domestic fee of $35.00) $100 each additional service
Motion for Extension of Time $6.00 first page, $4.00 each additional page
Motion for Preliminary Default $6.00 first page, $4.00 each additional page
Motion for Spousal Support $200.00 one service; $4.00 each additional page. (Includes domestic fee of $35.00) $100 each additional service; $75 without service.
Restraining Orders or Injunctions Additional $100.00 per restraining order
Motion for Summary Judgment $100.00 one service; $100 each additional service; $35.00 without service; $2.00 per page per exhibit (paper)
Discovery Pleadings $6.00 first page, $4.00 each additional page
Motion to Appoint Curator $6.00 first page, $4.00 each additional page
(If case is executory process, the Sheriff collects the curator fees, not the Clerk of Court.
Motion to Appoint Special Deputy $75.00 per documented issue
Motion to Compel $100.00 one service, $100.00 each additional service; $35.00 without service; $2.00 per page per exhibit (paper)
Discovery Pleadings  $6.00 first page, $4.00 each additional page
Motion to Consolidate $6.00 first page, $4.00 each additional page
Motion to Continue $6.00 first page, $4.00 each additional page
Motion to Dismiss $6.00 first page, $4.00 each additional page
Service $6.00 first page, $4.00 each additional page
All costs must be paid as to the party being dismissed. If a final dismissal is filed, all costs must be paid.
Motion to Enroll as Counsel $6.00 first page, $4.00 each additional page
Motion to Quash $6.00 first page, $4.00 each additional page
Motion to Set Trial on Merits $6.00 first page, $4.00 each additional page
Motion to Set Trial on Merits-Jury Trial $6.00 first page, $4.00 each additional page
Motion to Substitute Counsel $6.00 first page, $4.00 each additional page
Motion to Transfer $6.00 first page, $4.00 each additional page
Motion to Withdraw as Counsel $6.00 first page, $4.00 each additional page
Note of Evidence $6.00 first page, $4.00 each additional page
Notice of Bankruptcy $6.00 first page, $4.00 each additional page
Notice of Deposition $6.00 first page, $4.00 each additional page
Service $100.00
Notice of Intent to Apply for Writs $6.00 first page, $4.00 each additional page
Oath $6.00 first page, $4.00 each additional page
Opposition $6.00 first page, $4.00 each additional page
Order $6.00 first page, $4.00 each additional page
Pauper Application No Charge
Petition for Deficiency Judgment $350.00 1st service; $100.00 each additional service
$300.00 no service, $4.00 each additional page
Petition for Divorce with a Case Number $350.00 1st service; $100.00 each additional service
$300.00 no service, $4.00 each additional page
Petition for Garnishment $200.00 for each service
With FIFA Additional $200.00
Petition for Intervention $350.00 1st service; $100.00 each additional service
$300.00 no service, $4.00 each additional page
Petition for Partition $350.00 1st service; $100.00 each additional service
$300.00 no service, $4.00 each additional page
Petition to Annul Judgment $100.00 1st service; $100.00 each additional service
No Service $6.00 first page, $4.00 each additional page
Petition to Revive Judgment $300.00 no service, $4.00 each additional page
$300.00 no service, $4.00 each additional page
Pre-Trial Order $6.00 first page, $4.00 each additional page
Proof of Claim $6.00 first page, $4.00 each additional page
Exhibits Attached $2.00 per page
Qualified Domestic Relations Order Without judgment: $6.00 first page, $4.00 each additional page
With judgment: $6.00 first page, $4.00 each additional page
Reconventional Demand $310.00 first service; $75 each additional service
$235 no service, $4.00 each additional page
Request for Admissions $6.00 first page, $4.00 each additional page
Request for Notice $6.00 first page, $4.00 each additional page
Request for Production of Documents $6.00 first page, $4.00 each additional page
Service $100.00 each
Restraining Order $100.00 each
Rule for Contempt-Domestic as to any money matters $200.00 1st service; $4.00 each additional page (Includes domestic fee of $35.00)
Rule for Contempt-Non-Domestic $100.00 1st service; $100.00 each additional service
Rules 
No Service & No Domestic Fee $6.00 first page, $4.00 each additional page, plus $15.00 for each notice issued
Service $100.00 1st service; $100.00 each additional service; $2.00 each exhibit per page (paper); $5.00 per document certified
Domestic Rules
(Requiring Child Support & Spousal Support) $200.00 (includes $35.00 domestic fee); $4.00 each additional page; $100.00 each additional service
(Restraining Order) Additional $100.00 each
Satisfaction of Judgment $6.00 first page, $4.00 each additional page
Plus ALL court costs must be paid in full. 
Settlement of Community Property $6.00 first page, $4.00 each additional page
Service $100.00 each
Statement of Facts $6.00 first page, $4.00 each additional page
Stipulation $6.00 first page, $4.00 each additional page
Subpoena (Trial & Deposition) $100.00 each
Supplemental & Amended Petition $6.00 first page, $4.00 each additional page
Service Additional $100.00 each
Tax Receipt $6.00 first page, $4.00 each additional page
Tax Return $6.00 first page, $4.00 each additional page
Third Party Demand $310.00 1st service; $100.00 each additional service
$235.00 no service, $4.00 each additional page
Waiver of Service $6.00 first page, $4.00 each additional page
Witness List $6.00 first page, $4.00 each additional page
Writ of FIFA $200.00
Garnishment Additional $200.00 for each
Writ of Possession $200.00
Service Copies: If service of a pleading is required, the Clerk’s office must certify TWO service copies of said pleading. Certification costs for each service copy are $5.00 per document. If the Clerk’s office has to make the copies, certification costs are $5.00 per document plus copy cost. If the clerk’s copies can be computer-generated, the cost is $.50 per page. Otherwise, the cost is $1.00 per page. When filing, please provide extra copy for return to your office with a self-addressed stamped envelope.

 

To: Civil filers

Re: Request for jury trial

La.R.S. 13:3049.1 in pertinent part provides:

“E. (1) When a civil party litigant prays for a jury trial, a jury filing fee in the sum of $150.00 shall be paid at the time of request (emphasis added). The jury filing fees shall be retained (emphasis added) and assessed as costs of court for the operation of the jury commission.

Accordingly, the said deposit is nonrefundable, irrespective of whether or not the case is set for jury trial. So, I suggest that you apply for jury trial only after you are substantially certain that you want one … within the time limit imposed by law, however.

Randy S. Nunez, Clerk of Court