The Judge and/or employees of Sulphur City Court are not allowed to give legal advice. The technical rules of evidence are relaxed and all relevant evidence is admissible provided the Judge is satisfied as to its reliability, and the Judge has sufficient evidence on which to base the judgment. Through the procedure at Sulphur City Court is relatively informal, you must still prove by the competent evidence that the defendant owes you the money you seek. You do not have to have a lawyer in this court, but it is advisable to get the legal advice before you file a lawsuit. If you cannot afford to hire a lawyer, you may contact the Southwest Louisiana Legal Services at (337) 436-3308.
The Sulphur City Court exists as a service to you, however, it is not free. You will be required to pay a deposit before filing your suit. The Clerk’s Office can provide you with a schedule of fees and tell you how much the deposit will be. The deposit is an advance toward the actual costs incurred during the suit. If the costs exceed the deposit, you will be required to post additional deposits as the case progresses. The Court cannot guarantee that you will get your money back, even if the judgment is rendered in your favor and the Court orders the defendant to reimburse you for the costs. Whoever files the suit is ultimately responsible to the Court for payment of all costs. We accept payments of Cash, Money Order, Business Check or Credit Card. If a credit card is used, then a 5% transaction fee is collected in addition to the payment. Please see Louisiana Statue R.S. 13:1898.
5 Day Eviction Notice
Notice used when tenant is within the terms of the lease signed by all parties. Tenant copy will be posted on the door and landlord's copy to be signed and witnessed by two (2) additional people. Landlord's copy to be retained by landlord in order to request Eviction hearing.
10 Day Eviction Notice
Notice used when tenant is outside the terms of the lease signed by all parties or No Lease is in effect.
Tenant copy will be posted on the door and landlord's copy to be signed and witnessed by two (2) additional people. Landlord's copy to be retained by landlord in order to request Eviction hearing.
Statement of Claim and Citation
For use when filing a Small Claims lawsuit with the court. All areas must be filled in before suit can be accepted.