8046 Main Street Houma, Louisiana 70360 (985) 868-4232

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Matthew H. Hagen - Judge
8046 Main Street Houma, Louisiana 70360

NOTICE:  Due to the emergency situation created because of Hurricane Delta, City Court of Houma will be closed beginning at noon on Thursday, October 8, 2020 through Friday, October 9, 2020.  If the closure is extended, it will be posted on this website as well as www.lasc.org  and with local news agencies.


Latest Information Regarding Evictions:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued an Agency Order entitled "Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions to Prevent the Further Spread of COVID-19." The Order prohibits all landlords from evicting  certain qualified renters from residential property from September 4, 2020 through December 31, 2020. This Order is only a temporary moratorium and renters are still required to pay rent and follow other terms of their lease. Qualified renters may still be evicted for reasons other than not paying rent. Individuals who violate this Order may be subject to criminal charges.

In order to qualify for eviction protection, each adult member of a household must provide an executed copy of the Declaration form to their landlord.

Please click below to view and print out the Memo of Instruction and to view and print out a copy of the Declaration form:

Memo of Instruction to Landlords/Tenants

Tenant's Declaration to Temporarily Halt Eviction


City Court of Houma is open for regular business. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.  All individuals entering the courthouse are required to wear masks, practice social distancing, and have their temperatures checked by the Deputy Marshal posted at the entry hallway.

The Civil Department is open for filing evicitions, regular civil suits, and small claims. Individuals should call the Civil Department at 873-6337 for further instructions. 

People are still encouraged to go to www.houmatix.com to see if they can pay their traffic ticket online.

Payments can also be made over the phone with a credit/debit card by calling the Misdemeanor/Traffic Department at 868-4361.

Phone payments for juvenile matters can be made to the Juvenile Department at 873-6338.

Individuals on a payment plan who have questions can call the Court Compliance Department at 873-6332/6335.


Mission Statement

Our mission is to facilitate the administration of justice to the public by effectively and efficiently:

  • In civil matters, resolving disputes.
  • In criminal adult and juvenile matters:
    • Determine guilt or innocence.
    • Impose appropriate consequences.
    • Facilitate change in behavior.

Public Records Request:

The custodian of public records at the City Court of Houma is the Clerk/Court Administrator.  All requests for public records should be addressed to:         

                                                  City Court of Houma

                                                  Attn:  Doug Holloway, Clerk

                                                  8046 Main St.

                                                  Houma, LA  70360





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