Justices of the Peace

East Baton Rouge Parish
State of Louisiana

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Welcome to the East Baton Rouge Parish information web site for Justices of the Peace. Generally, Justices of the Peace are part-time small claim judges who have limited jurisdiction to settle disputes involving less than $5,000, collect money, handle disputes between Landlords and Tenants, and act as ex-officio Notaries Public on bills of sale and donations and other limited matters. Justices of the Peace may also perform marriage ceremonies. We can also sometimes clear up title to cars, motorcycles, boats, and trailers. Finally, the Justice of the Peace serves to help citizens “know where to go.” We’ll do our best to point you in the right direction if we are unable to help with your specific problem.