Lake Charles City Court was established by the State of Louisiana. It is called a City Court, but it has jurisdiction over all of Ward 3, Calcasieu Parish. It has authority to decide certain Juvenile, Traffic, and criminal matters as well as civil disputes up to $25,000 in amount.
To provide courteous and efficient judicial service to the citizens of Lake Charles, Louisiana and Calcasieu Parish
The Court, its employees, and individuals with whom the Court conducts business are required to comply with the provisions of the Code of Governmental Ethics, which can be found at La. R.S. 42:1101-1169.
Lake Charles City Court will be closed on Friday, January 24th due to inclement weather. We will reopen for regular business on Monday, January 27 at our regular scheduled time.