Clients and friends, Like you, we have spent the last several weeks learning about COVID-19 and how it is impacting our state, our nation and our world. In light of its spread into our community, we wanted to give an update on court closures. As of now, it appears that all courts will reopen on Monday, April 13, 2020. That could, however, change as this situation develops. We will continue to provides updates as they become available.
● 15th Judicial District Court – Lafayette, Vermillion, and Acadia Parishes – will remain closed to the public until Friday, April 10, 2020, or further order of the court. All criminal and civil trials and hearings will be reset.
Drive-up service for those having court dates has ceased. Once the Governor’s Order is lifted, we will advise when you may be served with a new court date.
●16th Judicial District Court – St. Martin, Iberia, and St. Mary Parishes – will remain closed to the public until Friday, April 10, 2020, or further order of the court. All criminal and civil trials and hearings will be reset.
● Lafayette City Court will remain closed to the public until Friday, April 10, 2020. All civil and criminal trials and hearings will be reset by the court.
Notice will be mailed to individuals at the last address that was provided on file. If your address has changed, you must provide the new address in writing to the court by mail. The court’s mailing address is Post Office Box 3344, Lafayette, Louisiana 70502-3344. You must include your full name as it appears on your old notice, your docket number and your new address including city, state and zip code.
If you are currently on a payment plan for a fine, you can pay by mail, (do not send cash) payable to City Court of Lafayette, and mailed to the court c/o Traffic Violations Bureau, Post Office Box 2086,Lafayette, Louisiana 70502.
Should you have any questions or require further information about your case, please contact us by email.
On behalf of all of us, thank you for your understanding and patience during this challenging time. Remember, we are all in this public health situation together. We wish you and your families much good health.