The Civil Processing Department is responsible for the filing of all Civil suits, Adoptions, Domestic Abuse, Successions and all other civil matters. This includes the proper recording of the costs associated with any filings.
The Civil Processing Department also issues all civil citations, writs, subpoenas, and other processes of the Court. They collect, in accordance with La. R.S. 13:842, advance payment from the plaintiff for the anticipated costs the Clerk will have in the initial handling and processing of the pleading.