The court presides over Civil, Criminal, Traffic, and Juvenile cases. Civil claims include personal injury, contract, and landlord-tenant cases up to $25,000. It also has criminal jurisdiction over misdemeanors that are offenses generally punishable by a fine of not more than $500 and/or a jail term of not more than six months. All fines, costs, and forfeitures levied by the judges are collected by the Clerk’s Office
The Opelousas City Court is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., except on legal holidays. The court shall hear cases in accordance with a schedule and routine as determined by the Judge. Court begins at 8:30 a.m., or as the Judge determines.
The Judge, Judicial Administrator, and all City Court personnel are dedicated to justice for all, service to all, and accountability to all.