Civil Division

Through the Civil Division, you will be able to view items we have seized for sale as well as our Ad valorem tax Sale items.

Ad Valorem Tax Sale

The Ad Valorem Tax Sale is held the last Wednesday in May at 10 am on the front steps of the courthouse.

Advertisement for the property to be sold will appear in the West Side Journal 30 days prior to the sale date and no earlier than 7 days prior to the sale. The cut-off date for redemption of property is the day of the sale.

Large courthouse building surrounded by treesCivil Process & Sheriff Sales

This unit carries out the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's statutory responsibilities to the District Courts which includes:

  • Service of civil suits
  • Criminal subpoenas
  • Writs
  • Judgments
  • Evictions
  • Garnishments
  • Petitions
  • Citations
  • Rules
  • Restraining orders

On average, over 12,000 civil papers are served annually.