City Court of Morgan City

City Court of Morgan City

Criminal and traffic court is held on Tuesdays (arraignments) and Thursdays (trials) at 2:00 p.m. Juvenile court is held on Wednesdays and civil and small claims court is held on Wednesday morning usually at 9:00 a.m.

Divisions

  • Criminal/Traffic
  • Juvenile
  • Civil and Small Claims

Civil

City Court presides over cases when a civil lawsuit is filed wherein the damages or amount sued for does not exceed $15,000.00.

Small Claims

City Court presides over limited types of civil cases filed wherein the amount sued for does not exceed $5,000.00 including the following cases:

  • Suits on Promissory Notes
  • Suits on Open Accounts
  • Suits on Negotiable Instruments

Misdemeanor

City Court handles only misdemeanor offenses. A misdemeanor is a crime that is less serious than a felony and is usually punishable by fine, penalty, and/or confinement in jail for up to 6 months.

Pressing Charges

To press charges at City Court, an individual must come into our office and complete the necessary paperwork and sign an affidavit. Afterwards, if the city prosecutor accepts the charges, a warrant will be signed and the person on whom the charges are being pressed will be notified that charges have been filed against him/her. There is no charge for this procedure. If the individual wants to drop charges after they are filed, the city prosecutor must approve and there is a $125.00 drop fee that must be paid.

Public Records

To obtain a disposition of a public arrest record or a civil record from City Court of Morgan City, the request must be submitted in writing and it will be responded to within 72 hours. The fee is $2.00 per page of reproduced documents.

Contact

Email Address:

citycourtofmorgancity@hotmail.com

Address

City Court of Morgan City
Parish of St. Mary
Sixth Ward
7261 HWY 182
Morgan City, LA 70380

Mailing Address:

City Court of Morgan City
P.O. BOX 1577
Morgan City, LA 70381
Telephone: 985-384-2718
Fax: 985-384-2856

Business Hours

Monday - Friday
Hours: 8:30 to 4:30
except for holidays

Staff

Kim P. Stansbury
Judge

Patricia W. Ott
Clerk of Court
CUSTODIAN OF PUBLIC RECORDS

Janet LeBlanc
Juvenile Clerk

Cindy Michel
Civil Clerk

Sue B. Hover
Deputy Clerk

Jim Liner
Adult Probation Officer
Telephone: 985-702-9055

JUVENILE SERVICES:

1200 David Drive
Morgan City, LA 70380
Telephone: 985-384-5273
Fax: 985-384-2073

Juvenile Services Staff:

Sandy Nolen
Juvenile Administrator

Raynea Hartman Jones

Cheryl Verdin



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