New Orleans Courthouses

Last updated: October 18, 2013

It’s easy to get lost in New Orleans if you don’t know the city. The streets are so convoluted and the Mississippi River winds around so many times that the cardinal directions start to lose all meaning. However, if you’re looking for a courthouse in city and are feeling lost, you’re in luck. Below is a helpful guide to the courthouses of New Orleans. New Orleans hosts courts of all levels, city, state and federal. City courts include the New Orleans Municipal and Traffic Courts. There are also three Orleans Parish courts: two parish courts for civil cases and one for criminal cases. New Orleans also has the distinction of housing both the Court of Appeals for the Fourth District of Louisiana and the Supreme Court of Louisiana, the highest court in the state. Additionally, if you’re looking for federal courts, New Orleans contains a U.S. District Court, a bankruptcy court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

New Orleans City and State Courts

  • Orleans Parish First City Court

    421 Loyola Avenue
    New Orleans
    , LA 70112

    Tel: (504) 407-0400

    Both the First and Second City Courts hear civil lawsuits up to $25,000 and small claims suits up to $5000 as well as certain eviction disputes. The Orleans Parish Juvenile Court is also located at this courthouse.

  • Orleans Parish Second City Court

    225 Morgan Street
    New Orleans
    , LA 70114

    Tel: (504) 368-4245

    Both the First and Second City Courts hear civil lawsuits up to $25,000 and small claims suits up to $5000 as well as certain eviction disputes.

  • Orleans Parish Criminal Court

    2700 Tulane Avenue
    New Orleans
    , LA 70119

    Tel: (504) 658-9100

    The Criminal Court hears criminal cases arising in Orleans Parish.

  • Municipal Court

    727 S. Broad Street
    New Orleans
    , LA 70119

    Tel: (504) 658-9700

    The Municipal Court handles violations of city ordinances. The New Orleans Traffic Court is also located here.

  • Orleans Parish Marriage License Office

    Benson Tower
    1450 Poydras Street, Suite 407

    New Orleans
    , LA 70112

    Tel: 504-593-5100
  • Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

    400 Royal Street
    Third Floor

    New Orleans
    , LA 70130

    Tel: (504) 412-6001

    The Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit hears appellate cases from the Parish of Orleans and seven other Louisiana parishes.

  • Louisiana Supreme Court

    400 Royal Street
    New Orleans
    , LA 70130

    Tel: (504) 310-2300

    The Louisiana Supreme Court is the state's highest court. It hears certain appellate cases, cases involving the misconduct of Louisiana-licensed attorneys, and cases involving whether a state law is constitutional.

Federal Courts in New Orleans

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana

    Hale Boggs Federal Building and United States Courthouse
    500 Poydras Street, Room C-151

    New Orleans
    , LA 70130

    Tel: (504) 589-7600

    The District Court hears cases involving federal law or parties from multiple states. The New Orleans Bankruptcy Court is also located at the Hale Boggs Federal Building in Suite B-601.

  • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

    F. Edward Hebert Federal Building
    600 South Maestri Place

    New Orleans
    , LA 70130

    Tel: (504) 310-7700

    The Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit hears cases that are appealed from U.S. district courts in the Fifth Circuit.

  • New Orleans Immigration Court

    One Canal Place 365 Canal St.
    Suite 2450

    New Orleans
    , LA 70130

    Tel: (504) 589-3992

    The Executive Office for Immigration Review hosts immigration courts in most U.S. cities and hears cases involving violations of U.S. immigration law.