Can I file a Civil Action by fax?

The Clerk’s Office accepts civil filings through facsimile means. The number to the Civil Division to fax file a document is 225-389-5260. In accordance with L.R.S 13:850, the following is required to be forwarded to the Clerk’s Office within 7 days of the fax filing, exclusive of legal holidays, for the facsimile filing to have full force and effect:

  • An additional $5 facsimile transmission fee must be enclosed with each original document transmitted
  • The Applicable Civil Court Costs Schedule Pamphlet (PDF) must be enclosed with the original
  • The original signed document

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16. Can I file a Civil Action by fax?