P.O. Box 426
15045 River Rd.
Ph: (985) 783-6237
Fx: (985) 783-1552
The Civil Process Branch of the Administrative Department handles all seizures of foreclosure property ordered by the courts by virtue of writs of seizure and sale, garnishments, attachments, fieri facias, sequestration, and possession.
Five full-time support personnel are assigned to this division of the sheriff's office.
Movable and immovable property is seized and, after time delays and advertisements are published in the local legal journal, it is sold at a public auction. These auctions are held at the front door of the Parish Courthouse on Wednesdays at 10:00 am and items are sold to the highest bidder. Payment is due by 2:00pm the day of the sale in the form of a cashier's check.
Garnishment of Wages
Garnishments of wages are processed through the Civil Department's seizure branch. Service of notice of seizure is made on the employer and payments are sent to the sheriff's office for processing.
The Civil Process Division also handles civil and criminal subpoenas. (The Administrative Services Department is responsible for the actual services. There are three full-time and five part-time process servers which make service of subpoenas). Records are kept of all subpoenas. Evictions are also done on property that has been seized and sold if the occupant fails to vacate as directed.