Court Information

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30 - 4:30

Closed on all recognized holidays.

Voice Phone
(225) 346-4702
Fax Line
(225) 379-3266

Judge: William T. Kleinpeter
City Prosecutor: Mandie Lucas
Clerk of Court: Chrissy Simoneaux
Marshal: Sonny Massey
Accepted Forms of Payment
Cash or Money Order
Credit or Debit Card
No Personal Checks!

Physical Address
330 S Alexander Ave
Port Allen, Louisiana 70767

Mailing Address:
City Court of Port Allen
P.O. Box 93
Port Allen, LA. 70767

When Attending Court
No guns, knives or any other weapons
No cell phones
Proper dress required


This is an informational publication of the City Court of Port Allen. The City Judge and the employees of the City Court are not allowed to give legal advise. Therefore, you may wish to contact a lawyer, even if you intend to handle your own claim.


The City Court of Port Allen was established by the State of Louisiana. It is called a city court, but it has jurisdiction over all of Ward III of West Baton Rouge. It has authority to decide certain juvenile and criminal matters as well as civil disputes up to $10,000 in amount. You do not have to hire a lawyer to represent you in City Court. However, suits require written pleadings which can be too complicated for an individual to prepare on his own behalf. The technical rules of evidence are relaxed and all relevant evidence is admissible provided the Judge is satisfied as to its reliability, and he has sufficient competent evidence on which to base his judgement.

Though the procedure in the City Court of Port Allen is relatively informal, YOU MUST STILL PROVE BY COMPETENT EVIDENCE THAT THE DEFENDANT OWES YOU THE MONEY YOU SEEK. You do not have to have a lawyer, but it is advisable to get legal advise BEFORE you file a lawsuit.

The City Court of Port Allen exists as a service to you, however, it is not free. You will be required to pay a deposit before filing your suit. The Clerk can provide you with a schedule of fees and tell you how much the deposit will be. The deposit is an advance toward the actual cost incurred during the suit. The Clerk cannot predict exactly how much the final costs will be. If the cost exceeds the deposit, you will be required to post additional deposits as the case progresses. If a judgement is rendered in your favor, the Court may order the defendant to reimburse you for the costs. The Court cannot guarantee that you will get your money back. If you file the suit, you are responsible to the Court for payment of all costs.
Office Hours 8:30 - 4:30
William T. Kleinpeter, Judge
Sonny Massey, City Marshal
Ashley Woods Marbury, City Prosecutor
Chrissy C. Simoneaux, Clerk of Court
Leslie Aucoin, Deputy Clerk of Court