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Background checks for the City are performed in the Criminal Records Division at the Parish Prison or at the:
Baton Rouge Police Department9000 Airline HighwayBaton Rouge, LA 70802
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We have 3 methods:
Pay Your Fine Online:
A traffic citation payment can be made online through our online system. It allows you to pay online if your ticket is a payable offense which does not require a court date to be set or proof of payment. Pay Now!
Pay In Person:
A traffic citation payment can be paid in person.
Baton Rouge City Court, Room 145 233 St. Louis StreetBaton Rouge, LA 70802
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Discover, Visa, MasterCard and American Express accepted.
NOTE: If requesting an extension to pay your fine, you must appear on or before your due date at 8:30 a.m.
Pay By Mail:
A traffic citation payment can be made by mail.
Mail payment to:
Baton Rouge City CourtP.O. Box 3438Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3438
A payment postmarked after your Court Appearance Date must include an additional $50 Penalty Fee.
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 StreetBaton Rouge, LA 70821
or mailed to:
Baton Rouge City CourtAccounting DivisionP.O. Box 3438Baton Rouge, LA 70821
A payment by mail postmarked after your court appearance date must include an 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.
Community Service Work and Partial Payment plans are available in some cases. If you cannot pay your fine by the scheduled court date, you must appear in person in Room 145 to have your case file pulled and reviewed. Failure to appear timely will result in the issuance of a bench warrant for your arrest, withdrawal of your driving privileges, and the assessment of additional penalty fees. All City Court Warrants for arrest are posted on the City Court Warrant Page.
The following reports are available online for you to check various civil and criminal cases. You can access these online reports by going to our Case and Docket Information website.
You will need to appear in person in Room 145. The following costs will apply:
Baton Rouge City Court offers various Educational and Rehabilitative Courses (PDF) designed to:
Classes are currently held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 7:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost varies by class and ranges from $30 to $105 depending on the class taken. You may contact our Court Services Division at 225-389-5124 for more information.
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