Please adhere to the following:

  • Beginning June 1, 2020, all Parish Court dates will proceed in person with social distancing in place at the courthouses in Gonzales and Donaldsonville.  If you are high risk due to medical condition or age, please contact Judge Lanoux's office at 225-621-8504 or email lleblanc@apcourt.net to request to attend court by video or telephone.
  • Litter pickup on Saturdays has resumed with limited capacity to respect social distancing. If you were previously scheduled for litter as a term of probation or for another reason, you must contact skilburn@apcourt.net or 225-621-8518 to reschedule. Limited spots are available for walk-ins. The litter calendar may be found by clicking under "probation resources".  
  • City of Donaldsonville community service/litter pickup has resumed.  You may contact City Hall, Mayor Leroy Sullivan's office, to schedule your hours.  
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

Probation Covid-19 announcement


DWI school (Substance abuse and driver improvement).  In-person classes at Our Lady of the Lake-Ascension Hospital are suspended until further notice.  Please check back for updates.


Online option (print or email the certificate of completion to Probation Officer): 

MADD Victim Impact Panel. In-person classes at the Gonzales Police Department are expected to resume on May 18, 2020.


Online option (print or email the certificate of completion to Probation Officer):https://online.maddvip.org


AA Meetings.  Most in-person meetings at Stepping Stones and other groups in Ascension are closed until further notice.  Keep checking back on a regular basis. 


Online option (print or email the certificate of completion to Probation Officer):https://aabatonrouge.org  (click on the “online meetings/closures” tab and there are many options for meetings by zoom or video conference)



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.