NOTICE: Due to possible severe weather, all court in Ascension Parish has been cancelled for tomorrow, Wednesday, April 10th and the Judges' Chambers will be closed.

Arraignments scheduled for Donaldsonville and Gonzales tomorrow, 4/10, are rescheduled for May 8, 2024 at 9:00 a.m. in Donaldsonville and 1:00 p.m. in Gonzales.

Ascension Parish Court was created in 1976 by the Louisiana Legislature. Its jurisdiction covers the municipalities of Donaldsonville, Gonzales and Sorrento, as well as all areas of Ascension Parish outside the municipalities.


Probation Information
Probation Information
Defensive Driving
Defensive Driving


To see if you qualify to have your ticket reduced to a non-moving violation, you must contact the Traffic Division of the District Attorney’s Office at:

(225) 473-6611

Motion and Affidavit Art. 892.1 instructions
Motion and Affidavit Art. 892.1

Ascension Parish Court is a court of record that handles civil, criminal, traffic and juvenile matters. Its civil jurisdiction is limited to cases in which the amount in dispute does not exceed $20,000.00, exclusive of interest, attorney fees and penalties. Its criminal and traffic jurisdiction is limited to misdemeanor offenses which carry penalties of no more than six months in the parish jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000.00. The court's juvenile jurisdiction is concurrent with that of the District Court. The Ascension Parish Clerk of Court is the official clerk for the court.