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 5% 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 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 225-344-4636 and pressing extension 5050. Only Visa and MasterCard are accepted through these automated payment systems.

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1. How do I pay my citation or fines?
2. What payment methods do you accept for payment of fines, fees and court costs?
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. Can I check the status of a case online?
5. How do I get a case disposition or copy of court minutes?
6. Where can I get a Criminal Background check for my job?
7. What kind of classes do you offer?