What payment methods do you accept for payment of fines, fees and court costs?

City Court accepts cash, checks made payable to the City of Baton Rouge (no temporary checks), Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover Card. A 4% processing fee is charged to credit card payments. A $50 NSF fee is charged on all checks returned unpaid for criminal/traffic payments. Payments by check can be made in person at:

233 St. Louis Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70821

or mailed to:

Baton Rouge City Court
Accounting Division
P.O. Box 3438
Baton Rouge, LA. 70821

A payment by mail postmarked after your court appearance date must include and additional $50 penalty fee. Credit card payments can be made in person or by telephone by calling 225-389-5289. Please have your ticket number and credit card number available when you call. Credit card payments can also be made through the City Court Online Payment Center website or through the City Court automated phone payment system, which can be reached by dialing 225-367-2338. Only Visa and MasterCard are accepted through these automated payment systems.

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1. What payment methods do you accept for payment of fines, fees and court costs?
2. Can I get an extension or reschedule my court date?
3. What if I can’t pay my fine? Can I do community service work in lieu of my fine or make partial payments?
4. Do I have to provide proof of insurance for a vehicle that is not mine?
5. How can I keep a ticket or misdemeanor off my record?
6. How can I get a copy of court minutes? Or how can I get a copy of my case disposition?
7. My driver’s license has been suspended. How do I get it reinstated?
8. Do I have an outstanding Bench Warrant?
9. How and where can I get a criminal background check for my job?
10. How long does a traffic ticket stay on my driving record?
11. Can I see what is on my Criminal Record for City Court?
12. How can I clear my Criminal Record?
13. How can I find out if someone was arrested in court today and taken to jail?