Clerk of Court - H. Lynn Jones II
FAQs
Civil Records
  • How can I find out the outcome of my civil case?
  • How can I get a copy of my civil papers?
  • How much do I owe in fees on my civil case?
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    Clerks Office General
  • How can I apply for a job at the Clerk's Office?
  • When is the Clerk's Office open, and on which days?
  • Where is parking, when I go to the Clerk's Office?
  • Where is the Clerk's Office?
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    Cost
  • How much does it cost to file something?
  • What do I do if I get served with papers?
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    Court Records
  • Can I search the court records from home?
  • How do I get help with my search account?
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    Criminal Records
  • How can I find out the status of my criminal case?
  • How do I find out about the fees on my criminal case?
  • How do I get a copy of my marriage license?
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    Elections
  • How can I find out what the last election results were?
  • I want to work with Elections, what can I do?
  • What precinct or district am I in?
  • When is qualifying?
  • Where can I get a sample ballot?
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    Expungements
  • What do I do to get an expungement?
  • Where do I vote?
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    Jury
  • I received a jury summons what do I need to do?
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    Mortgage Records
  • How can I get a copy of my Mortgage or Conveyance records?
  • How can I search records by address?
  • How do I obtain a mortgage cancellation?
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    Suits
  • How do I find out if the person I am suing got served by the Sheriff?
  • How do I get a restraining order or TRO?
  • I filed something but never got service from the Sheriff, what do I do?
  • The Sheriff tried to serve me but I wasn't home what do I do?
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    Vital Records
  • How do I get a copy of my birth certificate?
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    Civil Records
     
    Q: How can I find out the outcome of my civil case?
    A: Contact our Civil Records Department for the status of your case.
    337-437-3558 ext 127 [email protected].

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    Q: How can I get a copy of my civil papers?
    A: Contact our Civil Records Department for copies of your civil records.
    337-437-3558 ext 127 [email protected].

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    Q: How much do I owe in fees on my civil case?
    A: Contact our Cost Department concerning fees on your civil case.
    337-437-3558 ext 135 [email protected].

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    Clerks Office General
     
    Q: How can I apply for a job at the Clerk's Office?
    A: CLICK HERE for current career opportunities and information.
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    Q: When is the Clerk's Office open, and on which days?
    A: See our Calendar for hours and holiday schedule.

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    Q: Where is parking, when I go to the Clerk's Office?
    A: The Clerk's Office is located at 1000 Ryan Street in Lake Charles Louisiana in the Calcasieu Parish Court House. It is on the corner of Ryan Street and Kirby in downtown Lake Charles. Parking is available in two parking lots on Pithon Street which runs behind the Court House and at the Lake Charles Civic Center. CLICK HERE to view a map of the area.
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    Q: Where is the Clerk's Office?
    A: The Clerk's Office is located at 1000 Ryan Street in Lake Charles Louisiana in the Calcasieu Parish Court House.
    To get to the Court House take the Ryan Street exit from I-10 going North. Travel North 4 street lights. The Court House with the big green dome will be on your right. Travel past the Court House 1 block to Gill Street. Turn right on Gill Street to Pithon Street. On street parking and two large lots are provided by the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury. Parking is also available at the Lake Charles Civic Center on Lakeshore Drive. CLICK HERE to view a map of the area.

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    Cost
     
    Q: How much does it cost to file something?
    A: All fees are listed in the Fees section of our web site.
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    Q: What do I do if I get served with papers?
    A: You may contact our Cost Department with questions on your civil case. We do not have attorney's on staff and cannot offer legal advice. You are encouraged to contact an attorney if you are served with papers.
    337-437-3558 ext 135 [email protected]

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    Court Records
     
    Q: Can I search the court records from home?
    A: The ability to search online is provided by the Clerk of Court and managed by our IT Services Department staff. CLICK HERE for complete information.
    Contact the department if you need more information. 337-437-3558 ext 185 [email protected].

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    Q: How do I get help with my search account?
    A: Contact the IT Services Department for assistance. 337-437-3558 ext 185 [email protected]
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    Criminal Records
     
    Q: How can I find out the status of my criminal case?
    A: Contact our Criminal Records Department for the status of your criminal case.
    337-437-3558 ext 133 [email protected].

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    Q: How do I find out about the fees on my criminal case?
    A: Contact our Criminal Records Department for a copy of the minutes from your criminal case. The minutes will contain information regarding the fees you were assessed in court.
    337-437-3558 ext 133 [email protected].

    You may have been instructed to pay your costs to the DA's Officethrough your attorney. If you have a felony case you can contact your probation officer at Probation and Parolefor further information. If you have a non-felony case your costs should be paid at the Tax Collector's Office.

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    Q: How do I get a copy of my marriage license?
    A: Marriage Licenses are processed in our Criminal Records Department. For further information please contact our Criminal Records Department 337-437-3558 ext 133.
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    Elections
     
    Q: How can I find out what the last election results were?
    A: Up to the minute election results are posted on our Results Page.
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    Q: I want to work with Elections, what can I do?
    A: Contact our Elections Department for information regarding service.
    337-437-3558 ext 123 [email protected] 

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    Q: What precinct or district am I in?
    A: See the Secretary of State Election's Division Voter Registration Information Page for the voter location database.
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    Q: When is qualifying?
    A: See the Elections Schedule for all date information. Contact our Elections Department for information regarding qualifying.
    337-437-3558 ext 123 [email protected]

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    Q: Where can I get a sample ballot?
    A: The Calcasieu Clerk of Court posts sample ballots for Calcasieu Parish. Sample Ballots for other Parishes can be obtained from the Secretary of State site.
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    Expungements
     
    Q: What do I do to get an expungement?
    A: See the extensive Expungements section of our web site for necessary information. For further information contact the Expungements section of our Minutes Division. 337-437-3558 ext 174 [email protected].
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    Q: Where do I vote?
    A: See the Secretary of State Election's Division Voter Registration Information Page for the voter location database.

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    Jury
     
    Q: I received a jury summons what do I need to do?
    A: See the extensive Jury section of our web site for complete instructions. For further information contact the Jury staff. 337-437-4102 click here to email the staff.
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    Mortgage Records
     
    Q: How can I get a copy of my Mortgage or Conveyance records?
    A: Mortgage and Conveyance records can be obtained from the department. See the section for fees associated with this service. Contact the department for further information. 337-437-3558 ext 120 [email protected].
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    Q: How can I search records by address?
    A: The Clerk has posted residential home sales in Calcasieu Parish since 2005 from the mortgages filed with our office and is updated every few days. This database may be accessed by clicking this link. Residential Home Sales.
    Louisiana Tax Commission has a statewide database that is more complete compiled from Louisiana Tax records. http://www.latax.state.la.us/Menu_ParishTaxRolls/TaxRolls.aspx
    Both databases are accessible to the public free of charge.

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    Q: How do I obtain a mortgage cancellation?
    A: Mortgage Cancellations are handled by our Mortgage & Conveyance Department. Bring your Authority to Cancel to the Mortgage & Conveyance Department for processing. See the section for fees associated with this service. Contact the department for further information. 337-437-3550 ext 120 [email protected]
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    Suits
     
    Q: How do I find out if the person I am suing got served by the Sheriff?
    A: Contact the Sheriff's Department Civil Division for assistance. 337-491-3733.
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    Q: How do I get a restraining order or TRO?
    A: The Suit department has available the forms required for Protective Orders/Temporary Restraining Orders Pursuant to La R.S. 46:2131 and LA R.S. 46:2151. Suit department staff is available to assist individuals with filling out the forms but the office does not have an attorney and cannot provide legal advice.

    The Calcasieu Parish Women's Shelter is available to assist women who are victims of domestic violence with the filing of Protective Orders/Temporary Restraining Orders as well as provide other services to women in need. Citizens wishing to file a Protective Order or Temporary Restraining Order are encouraged to consult an attorney for legal advice.

    Contact the department for further information. 337-437-3558 ext 145 or 160.

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    Q: I filed something but never got service from the Sheriff, what do I do?
    A: Contact the Sheriff's Department Civil Division for assistance. 337-491-3733.
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    Q: The Sheriff tried to serve me but I wasn't home what do I do?
    A: Contact the Sheriff's Department Civil Division for assistance - 337-491-3733.

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    Vital Records
     
    Q: How do I get a copy of my birth certificate?
    A: The Calcasieu Parish Clerk of Court's office processes Birth Certificates and Cards at our West-Cal Annex (More information available HERE). You can also contact the Calcasieu Parish Health Unit or you may obtain one by mail from the Office of Vital Records.
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