Civil Filing Fees

  • The correct advance deposit must accompany the original petition; otherwise,  the pleadings will be returned to sender or filed only and held until the filing fee is received, if prescription is a factor.
  • When all of the advance deposit is depleted, no documents or pleadings will be filed and no action will be taken by the Clerk until an additional deposit is made or costs due are paid.
  • All outstanding court costs must be paid before a suit is dismissed. Please call the Suit Department at (225) 473-9866, ext. 296 for costs through dismissal.
  • To receive certified copies of judgments, all outstanding court costs must be paid.
  • Fax filing transmission fee is $5.00 plus receipt fee of $15.00. In addition, fax pleadings filed in record will be charged $6.00 for the first page and $4.00 each additional page. Original pleadings must be received and filed within 7 days. Regular charges will apply for filing original documents.

In accordance with R.S. 13:841, the following advanced deposits will be required by the Ascension Parish Clerk of Court:

 

 

Suit Cost
Without Service of Process $ 205.00
Holding Service With Court Date $ 250.00
With One Service of Process - Excludes Executory Process, Sequestration, & Writ of Attachment or Garnishment $ 225.00
Adoptions
$ 500.00
Appeal fromJustice of the Peace Court
$ 285.00
Executory Process (Sheriff check must be separate)



$ 450.00
Sequestration, Injunctive Relief With One Service of Process (Sheriff check must be separate) $ 285.00
Garnishment With One Service of Process $ 400.00
Each Additional Service $   60.00
Service through the Secretary of State (Must have separate check payable to Secretary of State) $   50.00
Service through East Baton Rouge Sheriff, according to fee schedule (Must have separate check payable to East Baton Rouge Sheriff)



Sheriff Fees - Ascension (Make checks payable to APSO)



Writ of Sequestration $1,000.00
Writ of Seizure and Sale $1,000.00
Writ of Fieri Facias (Foreclosure) $1,000.00
Writ of Fieri Facias (Garnishment) $   200.00
Writ of Possession $   200.00
Exhibit Cost
Paper exhibits, attachments, transcripts, and depositions, 1 - 100 pages, per page $ 2.00
Paper exhibits, attachments, transcripts and depositions, 101 pages and over, per page $ 1.00
All other exhibits (filing compact discs, tapes,maps, etc.)+ above costs per page on content $ 5.00
Suit Cost
Motions With Rule, Exceptions With Rule, Summary Judgment With Rule, Judgment Debtor Exams, etc. $150.00
Interrogatories, Request for Production, Request for Admission of Facts (Does not include filing fee.) $  70.00
Supplemental & Amending Petition, With one Service of Process $150.00
Third Party Cross Claims, Interventions, Concursus With One Service $150.00
Each Additional Service $  60.00
Service through the Secretary of State, each with separate check - See East Baton Rouge Sheriff fee schedule for service in East Baton Rouge with separate check $  50.00
Suit Cost
Initial page, R.S. 13:841(A)(2)(a) $    6.00
Subsequent page(s) each R.S. 13:841(A)(2)(b) $    4.00
Conformed copy, each R.S. 13:841(A)(2)(c) $    3.00
Certified copy, each R.W. 13:841(A)(5)(a) $    5.00
Copies, per page, R.S. 13:841(A)(6) $    1.00
Minute Entry, R.S. 13:841(A)(7) $    5.00
Notice to Attorney, 1st Notice $  15.00
Notice to Attorney, each additional $    5.00
Act of Congress $    5.00
Supplemental & Amending Petitions, 3rd Party Cross Claims Interventions, Concursus all without service $130.00
Commission To Sell        (Sheriff's fee $1,000.00 made payable to APSO)
$150.00
Exhibit Cost
Paper exhibits, attachments, transcripts, and depositions, 1 - 100 pages, per page $  2.00
Paper exhibits, attachments, transcripts, and depositions, 101 pages and over, per page $  1.00
All other exhibits (filing compact discs, tapes,maps, etc)+above costs per page for content $  5.00
Fax fee, without the costs to file the pleading $  5.00
Fax Receipt $15.00
Suit Cost
New Suit, without Service of Process $205.00
New Suit, with one Service of Process $225.00
New Suit, holding service with court date $250.00
Issuance of TRO, Rule, or Citation $  60.00
Service of Process, each additional $  60.00
Rule to Show Cause - Art. 102 - Issuance of one Rule only - Does not include Judgment of Divorce $150.00
Income Assignment Order/QUADRO with service $  80.00
Rule in Existing suit without TRO $150.00
Suit Cost
Initial page, R.S. 13:841(A)(2)(a)                  $  6.00
Subsequent page(s) each R.S. 13:841(A)(2)(b)                                          $  4.00
Conformed copy, each R.S. 13:84(A)(2)(c) $  3.00
Certified copy, each R.W. 13:841(A)(5)(a) $  5.00
Copies, per page, R.S. 13:841(A)(6) $  1.00
Minute Entry, R.S. 13:841(A)(7) $  5.00
Certificate of Divorce, R.S. 40:57 and R.S. 40:58 $15.00
Notice of Assignment, each $15.00
Exhibit Cost
Paper exhibits, attachments, transcripts, and depositions per page, 1 - 100 pages $2.00
Paper exhibits, attachments, transcripts, and depositions per page, over 100 pages $1.00
All other exhibits (filing compact discs, tapes, maps, etc)+above costs per page on content $5.00
Fax fee, without the costs to file the pleading $5.00
Probate Cost
New Probates - Succession, Tutorship, Emancipation, Minority, Interdiction, etc. $350.00
Initial page, R.S. 13:841(A)(2)(a) $    6.00
Subsequent page(s) each R.S. 13:841(A)(2)(b) $    4.00
Conformed copy, each R.S. 13:84(A)(2)(c) $    3.00
Certified copy, each R.W. 13:841(A)(5)(a) $    5.00
Certificate of No Opposition $  15.00
Notice of Publication without certified copies $  15.00

Issue & process letters of confirmation, appointment, administration, testamentary

or tutorship without certified copies

$  20.00
Fee Cost
Garnishment in existing suit $175.00
Subpoenas $ 100.00
Bench Warrant $ 100.00
Notice of Judgment by mail, first notice $  15.00
Notice of Judgment by mail, each additional $    5.00
Notice of Judgment with service - For each service does not include Sheriff's fee $  20.00
DOCUMENT TO BE RECORDED IN ONE INDEX BOOK  (fees assessed separately per recording book)
Fees Include $5.00 LCRAA Fee, 10 names indexed and 1 certified copy 
Cost
 
   
1 to 5 Pages                                                    $105.00
6 to 25 pages
$205.00
26 to 25 pages
$305.00
51 or more pages - 1st 50 pages
Each additional page after 50
$305.00
$    5.00
Indexing fee after 10 names (per name)
$    5.00
Pages Larger than 8.5" x 14" (per Page)         
$ 20.00
Judgements and liens that have the effect of judgements recorded without the last 4 digits of the debtors 
SSN  will include an additional fee per debtor (CCP 1922)     
$ 25.00
Document to be Recorded In Both Books
Fess Include $5.00 LCRAA Fee , 10 names indexed and 1 certified copy
 
 1 to 5 pages
$ 205.00
 6 to 25 pages
$ 405.00
 26 to 50 pages
$ 605.00
51 or more pages - 1st 50 pages
Each additional page after 50
$ 605.00
$ 10.00
 Indexing fee after 10 names (per name)
$ 5.00
 Pages Larger than 8.5" x 14" (per page)
$ 20.00