Judicial Enforcement

Responsibilities & Services

Service of process is the primary responsibility of this division. This process includes, but is not limited to:

  • Criminal and Civil Subpoenas
  • Evictions
  • Garnishments
  • Small Claims
  • Temporary Restraining Orders
  • Writs

All of these documents must be served in a timely manner and require a "return of service" made to the issuing division of the court. The "return of service" is filed by the deputy making service to notify the court of the type of service made.

The 8 deputies assigned to the Civil Division collectively serve approximately 3,000 subpoenas and civil papers per month. Each deputy is assigned a specific area of the City Parish. Our operations cover the city and parish in certain matters.