Court Costs

Justice of the Peace

We hope the information contained on this page will enable you to understand the role of the Court and provide the information necessary should you ever need the Court’s services.

Advanced Filing Fee Schedule
Filing of or Services RenderedDeposit Required*Additional Deposit
New Suit$100.00$20.00 (per additional defendant)
Eviction$100.00$20.00 (per additional defendant)
Reconventional Demand$80.00N/A
Writ of Execution$40.00$20.00 (per additional defendant)
Appointment of Keeper$60.00 + Storage CostN/A
Writ of Sequestration$30.00$20.00 (per additional defendant)
Writ of Attachment$30.00$10.00 (per additional defendant)
Motion and Order to Show Cause$60.00$20.00 (per additional defendant)
Petition to Make Judgment$60.00$20.00 Executory (per additional defendant)
Reconventional 3rd-Party Demand Cross Claim: Intervention$30.00$20.00 (per additional defendant)
Writ of Fieri Facias$60.00$20.00 (per additional defendant)
Garnishment$60.00$20.00 (per additional defendant) + $15.00 (per attorney answering)
Garnishment Service on Financial Institution$40.00$20.00 (per additional defendant)
Interrogatories to Be Served$40.00$20.00 (per additional defendant)
Motion for New Trial$40.00$20.00 (per additional party)
Petition for Deficiency$11.50$40.00 (1st defendant) + 20.00 (per additional defendant)
Reissuance of Citation and Petition$40.00$20.00 (per additional defendant)
Request for Admissions to Be Served$40.00$20.00 (per additional party)
Rule to Show Cause$40.00$20.00 (per additional party)
Supplemental or Amended$30.00$20.00 (per additional party)
Motion to Amend Judgment$30.00$20.00 (per additional party)
Motion for Summary Judgment$40.00$20.00 (per additional defendant)
Judgment Debtor Rule$40.00$20.00 (per additional defendant)
Any Motion Not Listed$30.00N/A
Miscellaneous Court Costs
Filing of or Services RenderedDeposit Required*
Title Search (OMV)$60.00
Subpoena$40.00 (per party served)
Service of Judgment$40.00 (per party served)
Private Process Server$40.00 (per party served)
Act of Congress$11.00 + $10.00 (per additional party)
Certified Copies$1.00 (per page)
Copies of Prepared Transcript$0.50 (per page)
Audio Copies of Proceeding$5.00 (per tape or case)
Preparation of Transcript$1.00 (per page)
Motion or Petition for Appeal$20.00
Additional Service of Process$40.00 (per service)
Documents by Certified Mail$5.00 (or actual cost if more)
District Court Filing Fee$40.00 (per suit)
*Please note that under Louisiana law, no suit may begin until the advance payment amount has been secured by the Court. Once the Court has received the advance, you will be contacted. The above Schedule of Fees is a guide to basic filing fees. The Court will give you the exact amount of fees due at the time of filing your case. You will be given an invoice showing the final fee at the conclusion of your case.
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