Grace Bennett Gasaway
Judge



City Court of Hammond

7th Ward
Parish of Tangipahoa
State of Louisiana

 

Address:

303 East Thomas Street
Hammond, LA 70401

Phone: 985.542.3455
FAX: 985.542.3453


Juvenile Division

Address:

303 East Thomas Street
Hammond, LA 70401
Phone: 985.542.3457


Business Hours

Monday - Friday

8AM-4PM except for holidays


Jurisdiction:

City Court jurisdiction includes all of the 7th Ward from:

  • Northern boundary: Wardline Road/ University Drive. (Also includes all incorporated areas of the City of Hammond north of Wardline Road /University Drive)
  • Southern boundary: Tangipahoa Parish line south of Manchac.
  • Eastern boundary: Tangipahoa River.
  • Western Boundary: Livingston Parish line.

 

CITY COURT OF HAMMOND
SEVENTH WARD
PARISH OF TANGIPAHOA
STATE OF LOUISIANA
WEBSITE NOTIFICATION
CREATED BY CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19)


May 22nd, 2020

In accordance with Phase One set forth by Proclamation Number 59JBE2020 by Governor John Bel Edwards and the Order of the Supreme Court of the State of Louisiana, the City Court reopened on May 18, 2020 for limited services.

The public will be allowed to pay fines & fees in person, handle outstanding bench warrants, obtain extensions, reschedule court dates, and file civil pleadings in person.

All cases (civil, criminal, traffic and juvenile) that were scheduled between March 17, 2020 and June 4, 2020 will be reset with notifications provided at the last known address of the parties.





The City Court of Hammond will be closed for business pursuant to LSA-R.S. 1:55 on the following dates:

May 25





ATTENTION: The court's Civil Division, Juvenile Division, and Court School Have moved into the City Court of Hammond's courthouse building, at 303 East Thomas St., Hammond, LA 70401. The Traffic/Criminal Division is Located on the ground floor of the courthouse.



The City Court of Hammond



The City Court is a court of record that processes civil, criminal, traffic, and juvenile matters. It is the goal of the court to provide the citizens of the Seventh Ward with efficient and convenient access to justice.

The City Court Divisions:


Civil:

City Court presides over cases when a civil lawsuit is filed wherein the damages or amount sued for does not exceed $30,000.00.

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

Criminal/Traffic:

The City Court presides over misdemeanor and traffic offenses occuring within the court's jurisdiction.

Juvenile:

City Court excercises jurisdiction over the following juvenile cases:

  • Delinquency Cases
  • Misdemeanor and felony offenses within the court's jurisdiction

Juvenile Services

  • Families in Need of Services (FINS) Hammond and Ponchatoula
  • Seventh Ward Assertive Truancy Program (SWAT)

Ancillary Court Services

  • Defensive Driving
  • Shoplifters Alternative Program



The phone number for Small Claims has been changed recently.
Updated information for all staff can be located here.