If you were scheduled for court on 9/7/21 or 9/8/21 and are unable to attend due to hurricane impacts, you have 30 days to visit the Ascension Parish Clerk of Court's Office to be personally served with a new court date.  It is your responsibility to take care of this within 30 days.  If you have a special circumstance preventing you from being able to comply within 30 days, please contact our office at 225-621-8504. 


As of August 1, 2020, face masks are required to enter the courthouses in Gonzales and Donaldsonville.  Court cases are still being held in person with social distancing enforced.  If you are in quarantine or high risk due to medical condition or age, please contact 225-621-8504 or email lleblanc@apcourt.net to request to attend court by video.

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

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.