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Hon. Ellen M. Hazeur
First City Court Clerk
421 Loyola Avenue, Room 201
New Orleans, LA  70112
Phone:  (504) 407-0400
FAX:  (504)
592-9281

The First City Court Clerk's Office is the clerical and processing branch of the First City Court of New Orleans.  The Clerk's Office is the initial step when filing lawsuits within the jurisdiction of First City Court.  The office is charged with the responsibility of recording all transactions pertaining to these matters.

Our mission is to serve you with courtesy, efficiency and professionalism.  Without effective court management, none of the goals of the American judiciary could be achieved.

Sincerely,



Ellen M. Hazeur
Clerk, First City Court

Lisa Robinson-Hubbard, Chief Deputy

Betty Wilkerson, Executive Assistant

OFFICE HOURS
 Monday through Friday
 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


QUICK LINKS
  

Rules of the Court

Available Forms

Fax Filing

Filing Fees

General Info & Jurisdiction

Information

Records

Eviction Procedures Brochure

GENERAL INFORMATION AND JURISDICTION:

First City Court's jurisdiction includes civil lawsuits with claims up to $25,000; small claims suits up to $5,000; and evictions for residential and commercial properties with rental fees within the jurisdictional limit of up to $3,000 per month.

Small Claims Division
Small Claims Instructions

Instructions for Defendant (Party being sued)
Collection Instructions

 


FILING FEES (NON-REFUNDABLE)

Filing fees are established by the Court sitting En Banc. Parties seeking to litigate without payment of these fees may do so by applying to proceed "In Forma Pauperis". The pauper form must be filled out and notarized.   We accept payment for fees by credit card.

CHECKS FOR SERVICE ARE TO BE MADE PAYABLE TO THE FIRST CITY COURT CONSTABLE’S OFFICE AND NOT THE CLERK’S OFFICE. CHECKS MUST BE FOR EXACT AMOUNTS.

Click Here to view our Fee Schedule
Click here to view our Copy Distribution Fact Sheet
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FAX FILING

The Clerk's Office accepts filings through facsimile. In accordance with LSA-R.S. 13:850 the following must be received within five (5) days, exclusive of legal holidays, for the facsimile filing to have full force and effect:

  • (1) The original signed document.
  • (2) All applicable filing fees must be enclosed with the original.
  • (3) An additional $5.00 facsimile transmission fee must be enclosed for each document transmitted plus an additional $2.50 per page for transmissions in excess of two (2) pages.
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AVAILABLE FORMS

The Clerk's Office provides commonly used forms to the public.  Forms that come with multiple copies are not available for downloading. 
The download site doesn't include all First City Court forms.
Click here for the download site.
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RECORDS

All records are open and available for public viewing and copying.  No records may be removed from the office of First City Court by either attorneys or private citizens.


INFORMATION

Deputy Clerks are available by telephone to answer questions relative to cases filed in First City Court.
(504) 407-0400


We are pleased that you have taken time to visit our page for information, forms and questions. This web page is designed to assist the general public in obtaining crucial information relative to matters handled in First City Court.

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