Changes in St. Landry Parish offices, departments operations and hours

Posted at 5:40 PM, Mar 23, 2020

Due to the Stay at Home order issued by Governor John Bell Edwards that goes into effect Monday, March 23, 2020 at 5 p.m., St. Landry Parish has made the following changes to their operations:


The Parish Courthouse will have limited access. Only 10 visitors are being allowed in at a time as a precautionary measure.


Parish Offices are temporarily closed until further notice. Please see the contact numbers below.

The following parish agencies are doing business by phone only:

Airport - (337) 407-1551 or (337) 351-0025

Animal Control - (337) 948-6184

Community Action Agency - (337) 948-3651

Public Work - (337) 407-0950

Permits Office - (337) 948-0388. If there is no answer, please call (337) 948-3688

St. Landry Parish Administration - (337) 948-3688

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) One Stop Center - (844) 385-1919

These parish functions will be handled by appointment only:

Animal Control Adoptions - (337) 948-6184

Liquor Licenses - (337) 948-3688


The office is closed until further notice. Citizens wishing to register to vote can visit


The office will be temporarily closed until further notice. The office will be conducting business by phone and email. The Assessor's office can be reach at (337) 942-3166 and Staff will be available to take calls and handle request.


The Clerk of Courts offices are making adjustments to the way they operate and the services they are providing during the Stay at Home Order.

Birth and Death Certificates will not be issued by the Clerks Office. They will be available through the Bureau of Vital Statistics by calling (337) 504-5100 or visiting

Applications for Passports will not be accepted. Please call (877) 487-2778 for information on applying for a passport.

Marriage Licenses will be issued by mail or dropped off at the courthouse entrance. For information, call (337) 942-5606 extension 107.

Recordings will be accepted by mail or dropped off at the courthouse entrance. Additional information can be obtained by calling (337) 942-5606 extension 107.

Pleadings and other filings in the court division will be accepted by mail, fax, or dropped off at the courthouse entrance.

Protective Orders will be handled over the phone. Please call (337) 942-5606, extension 129.

The April 4th Presidential Preference Election has been postponed to June 20, 2020 and May 9th General Election has been postponed to July 21, 2020.

All oath can be done before a Notary Public and mailed to the Clerk's Office at St. Landry Parish Clerk of Court, PO Box 750, Opelousas, LA 70570


The 27th Judicial District Court in St. Landry Parish has issued cancellations and changes in the way the courts will conduct business during the Stay at Home order by the governor.

Judges' offices are closed to the public at this time and access to the courthouse is limited to 10 people at a time.

All civil and criminal trials, hearings and court appearances are canceled through April 13, 2020 by Order of the Supreme Court of Louisiana. This specifically includes the following:

  • Judge Meche's criminal rules set for March 26, 2020 (reset for April 23, 2020)
  • Judge Meche and Judge Caswell's civil rules set for March 30, 2020
  • Judge Meche's misdemeanor pre-trials scheduled for April 1, 2020 (misdemeanor trials remain set for April 24, 2020)
  • Judge Doherty's criminal rules set for April 2, 2020
  • Judge Doherty and Judge Harris' civil rules set for April 3, 2020
  • Traffic matters set for April 6, 2020
  • Judge Meche's criminal docket sounding and pleas set for April 7-8, 2020
  • Judge Caswell's civil jury selection set for April 7, 2020
  • Judge Caswell's criminal rules set for April 9, 2020
  • Non-support appeals set for April 9, 2020 before Judge Meche
  • Judge Meche's criminal jury selection set for April 13, 2020.

The judges will continue to hold 72-hour magistrate hearings ("morning lineup") daily via the court's closed-circuit television system.

No bench warrants will be recalled through the judges' offices at this time.

Other emergency matters will be scheduled on a case by case basis.