Grace Bennett Gasaway

City Court of Hammond

7th Ward
Parish of Tangipahoa
State of Louisiana



303 East Thomas Street
Hammond, LA 70401

Phone: 985.542.3455
FAX: 985.542.3453

Juvenile Division


303 East Thomas Street
Hammond, LA 70401
Phone: 985.542.3457

Business Hours

Monday - Friday

8AM-4PM except for holidays


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.


The City Court of Hammond will be closed for business October 12, 2015 and pursuant to LSA-R.S. 1:55 and will be closed for business November 11, 2015, November 26 & 27, 2015, December 24 & 25, 2015, December 31, 2015, and January 1, 2016

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:


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


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


City Court excercises jurisdiction over the following juvenile cases:

  • Child in Need of Care (Abuse and Neglect)
  • Delinquency Cases
  • Misdemeanor and felony offenses within the court's jurisdiction

Juvenile Services

  • Juvenile Drug Court
  • Families in Need of Services (FINS) Hammond and Ponchatoula
  • Seventh Ward Assertive Truancy Program (SWAT)
  • Court Appointed Mentoring Program (CAMP)

Ancillary Court Services

  • Shoplifters Alternative Program

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