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Can I make partial payments for a ticket, fine, fee, court cost, or tax?

Partial payments are NOT accepted for any ticket, fine, fee, court cost, or tax.

How can I contact the Judge's Office?

You can contact them here 337-824-3506.

How can I get a copy of an incident report?

Call (337)-821-2101 and request a copy of an incident report.  Incident reports will only be available during normal working hours; Monday thru Friday, excluding holidays, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

How do I contact the Clerk of Court?

They can be reached at 337-824-1160.

How do I contact the District Attorney's Office?

They can be reached at 337-824-1893.

How do I contact the Tax Assessor's Office?

They can be reached at 337-824-3451.

How do I file a complaint against a deputy?

The Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff's Office expects their employees to always operate in a professional manner.  If you would like to file a formal complaint on a Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff's Office employee you should follow this process.

Complaints against a deputy should be made in person, using the "Formal Complaint Against a Deputy Form," which may be obtained from a Supervisor at our administrative office located at, 1530 Hwy 90 W Jennings, LA 70546.  You will be asked to sign the formal complaint form and provide a telephone number for future contact. In the event that you are unable to come into the office, complaints may be taken over the telephone and a "Formal Complaint Against A Deputy Request Form" will be mailed, e-mailed or faxed to you.

Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination. Like discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age or handicap, it is a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, and shall not be tolerated. It shall be the policy of the Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff's Office that sexual harassment is prohibited in any form. Unlawful sexual harassment includes, but is not limited to, any unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature which are made a condition of any employment decision affecting such individuals (e.g., assignment, training or advancement). Unlawful sexual harassment also includes any unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal and physical conduct of a sexual nature that create an offensive, hostile, or intimidating work environment. The use of signs, pictures, slogans or excerpts of periodicals is examples of some items that are considered to affect the employee's work environment. Cooperation in preventing this type of conduct is required at all levels and positions within the Sheriff's Office.

How do I file a report or a complaint?

If this is a life or death emergency please call 911 

To file a report or a complaint please call the Sheriff's Office at (337)-824-3850

How do I get a 911 address?

Call (337)-824-3850 and speak with the 911 Director, Adria Bertrand, for information.  She will only be available during normal working hours; Monday thru Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

How do I get to the Courthouse?

300 State Street Jennings, Louisiana 70546

Coming from I-10 westbound or eastbound:

  1. Take exit 64 for Elton / Jennings
  2. Turn onto Hwy 26 (Elton Road) and head south for approximately 1.5 miles
  3. Turn left onto West Plaquemine Street
  4. Go approximately .5 miles
  5. Your destination is on the left on the corner of State Street and West Plaquemine Street (321 East Plaquemine Street)


Coming from the West (ex. Welsh) by Hwy 90

  1. Turn right on Hwy 26 (Elton Road) and head south for approximately .5 miles
  2. Turn left onto West Plaquemine Street
  3. Go approximately .5 miles
  4. Your destination is on the left on the corner of State Street and West Plaquemine Street (321 East Plaquemine Street)


Coming from the East (ex. Mermentau) by Hwy 90

  1. Follow Hwy 90 (also Hwy 102 and S Cutting Ave.) for approximately .25 miles
  2. Turn left onto East Plaquemine Street
  3. Your destination is on the right


Coming from Hwy 26 from the South (ex. Lake Arthur)

  1. Head North on Hwy 26 (South Lake Arthur Drive)
  2. Turn right onto West Plaquemine Street
  3. Go approximately .5 miles
  4. Your destination is on the left on the corner of State Street and West Plaquemine Street (321 East Plaquemine Street)


Coming from Hwy 26 from the North (ex. Elton)

  1. Head South on Hwy 26 (South Lake Arthur Drive)
  2. Turn left onto West Plaquemine Street
  3. Go approximately .5 miles
  4. Your destination is on the left on the corner of State Street and West Plaquemine Street (321 East Plaquemine Street)
How do I obtain a concealed weapons permit?

Contact the Louisiana State Police at 225-925-4867.

How do you get a Homestead exemption?

Contact the Assessor's office for information.  They can be reached at 337-824-3451.

I got a ticket; Can I take defensive driving?

No.  The parish does not provide or accept a defensive driving course.

Is there still court?

For criminal court call the District Attorney's Office at 337-824-1893.

For Jury Duty call the Judges office at 337-824-3506.

My business was closed, do I still owe these taxes?

Yes; for more information call the tax department at 337-821-2120.

My neighbors told me a Deputy was at my house today, can you tell me why?

There are numerous reasons a Deputy could have been at your house.  Call the Sheriff's Office at 337-824-3850 for more information.

The weather is bad; is there school tomorrow?

Contact the Jefferson Davis Parish School Board at 337-824-1834.

There is a stray dog in my yard, who do I call?

There Sheriff's Office does not have an animal control department.  It is the municipalities responsibility for animal control in their jurisdiction.  The numbers for each municipalities animal control office is listed here.  If you live outside of a municipality there is currently no parish animal control.

Jennings: 337-821-5519
Elton: 337-584-2200
Welsh: 337-734-2231
Lake Arthur: 337-774-2411
Jennings: 337-821-5519

When are property taxes due?

All taxes are to be paid before December 31st of the tax year or they will be delinquent and there will be additional fees and costs.

Crime Tip Hotline  337-275-8188 or via Email