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Fees & Commissions

Fees for Service of Process

Pursuant to Act Number 135 of the Regular Session of the 2017 Louisiana Legislature Effective March 09, 2018, all Sheriff Docket fees in the various parishes of the State of Louisiana are set at the following rates:

  • Service and returns of all legal documents, notices and subpoenas
$30.00 *
  • Execution of all writs and court orders
$30.00 *
  • Execution of all Notice of Seizure and returns thereon
$30.00 *
  • Preparing advertisement for newspapers, per one hundred words
$30.00 *
  • Execution of writ of possession or ejectment
$30.00 *
  • Service of Notices to Vacate and other eviction actions
$30.00 *

 *     In addition to the charge for service of process, sheriffs are entitled under law to be reimbursed for mileage expenses when serving process.  This expense is billed after the service when the actual mileage can be determined.

Out of Parish Service Fees:

  • Jefferson Parish: $30.00 check made payable to Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office. $30.00 check made payable to Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.
  • Plaquemines Parish: $30.00 check made payable to Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office. $30.00 check payable to Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office.
  • Secretary of State: $50.00 check made payable to Secretary of State. $30.00 check made payable for Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office. $39.36 check made payable for East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office.
  • CT Corp: $30.00 check made payable for Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office. $39.36 check made payable for East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office.

Deposits

  • $1,500.00 * deposit towards costs and fees is required in all cases involving writs of sequestration.
  • $2,500.00 * deposit towards costs and fees is required in all real estate  foreclosures.
  • $500.00 *  deposit is required in all movable foreclosures and evictions.

**            Additional deposits or security will be required where increased costs involved in eviction, storage, insurance, and other expenses are  anticipated .  The amounts involved will be determined on a case by case basis.

Commissions

Sheriffs' commissions for sales of movables are set at 6% of the sale price.  Sheriffs commissions for sales of immovable property is set at 3% of the sale price.

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