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St. James Parish, LA Public Records

23rd District Court-Convent
PO Box 63
Convent, LA 70723
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM CST
P: 225-562-7496
F: 225-562-2383
Couriers: 5800 Louisiana Hwy 44, River Rd
Convent, LA 70723
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Probate, Eviction, Family
Restricted Records: No adoption or juvenile records released
Probate is a separate index at this same address. Probate fax is same as main fax number.
St. James Parish JP Court - Ward 1 -Gramercy
PO Box 106
Gramercy, LA 70052
P: 225-610-3169
Couriers: Is residence of Judge, call to obtain.

Jurisdiction: Civil up to $5,000
St. James Parish JP Court - Ward 2 -Lutcher
PO Box 273
Lutcher, LA 70071
P: 225-206-4554
Couriers: Is residence of Judge, call to obtain.

Jurisdiction: Civil up to $5,000
St. James Parish JP Court - Ward 3 -Paulina
PO Box 272
Paulina, LA 70763
P: 225-806-1287
Couriers: Is residence of Judge, call to obtain.

Jurisdiction: Civil up to $5,000
St. James Parish JP Court - Ward 4 -Convent
8124 Pleasant Hill St.
Convent, LA 70723
P: 225-869-3752
Jurisdiction: Civil up to $5,000
St. James Parish JP Court - Ward 5 -St. James
8249 Hwy. 18
St. James, LA 70086
P: 225-473-9569
Jurisdiction: Civil up to $5,000
St. James Parish JP Court - Ward 6 -Vacherie
1228 Old Vacherie St
Vacherie, LA 70090
P: 225-614-2357
Jurisdiction: Civil up to $5,000
St. James Parish JP Court - Ward 7 -Vacherie
13542 Hwy 643
Vacherie, LA 70090
P: 225-265-2921
Jurisdiction: Civil up to $5,000

St. James Parish, LA Vital Records

Contact the St. James Parish Office of the Clerk of Court if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

St. James Parish
Clerk of Court
5800 LA Hwy 44
Convent, LA 70723
8AM-4:30PM CST
Phone: 225-562-2270
Fax: 225-562-2383

St. James Parish Vital Certificates

St. James Parish Vital Certificates

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St. James Parish Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 246.13 sq mi
Population (2009): 21,054
  • Females: 51.6%
  • White: 50.3%
  • Black/African American: 48.9%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 1.3%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 49.3%
Population Change (2000-2009): -141
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 0.2%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 6.5%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 15.8%
High School Graduates (2000): 73.9%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 10.1%
Persons per Household (2000): 3.00
Housing Units (2000): 7,605
Homeownership Rate (2000): 85.6%

St. James Parish Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $491,850
  • Construction: $6,879
  • Retail Trade: $17,168
  • Professional and Technical Services: $5,342
  • Healthcare: $0
  • Banking: $7,438
  • Retail Trade: $17,168
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $4,947
  • Manufacturing: $269,702
  • Farms: $6,818
  • Government: $73,992
Employed (2000): 7,679
Unemployed (2000): 869
Unemployment Rate (2009): 9.4%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $28,763
Local Government Employment (2007): 0
Local Government Revenue (2007): $87,624 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $138,912 (thou. dol.)

St. James Parish Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 294
  • Per 1,000 population: 13.8
Deaths (2007): 190
  • Per 1,000 population: 8.9
Infant Deaths (2007): 2
  • Per 1,000 population: 6.8

St. James Parish Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 204
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 3
  • Forcible rape: 2
  • Robbery: 7
  • Aggravated Assault: 192
Property Crimes (2008): 772
  • Burglary: 176
  • Larceny-Theft: 547
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 49

St. James Parish Genealogy Records