The U. S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana holds court once a month for civilian violation notices issued on the Ft. Polk army installation. If the violation notice indicates appearance is mandatory or if no amount is listed under "Forfeiture Amount," attendance in court is required. Otherwise, defendants who do not intend to ask for a trial date and wish to dispose of the matter prior to court may pay online through the Central Violations Bureau using the link below. This site answers most basic questions about violation notices.
- No gum
- No children
- Silence cell phones, pagers
- No recording devices
Arrive early, court begins promptly at the time indicated on the violation notice. After a brief video introduction, court will begin. The order in which litigants will be called before Magistrate Judge Kay may vary. Certain information and forms will require signature in court. These forms include:
- Waiver of counsel
- Consent to proceed before Magistrate Judge/Waiver of a right to trial by jury/Waiver of right to have 30 days to prepare for trial
- Financial Affidavit (and Attachment) - Please click both forms
Hours & Contact information
The nearest manned office of the Clerk of Court for the Western District of Louisiana is located in the Lake Charles Division. Please click on the Clerk's Office tab, court locations, then Lake Charles Division tab for additional information.
Permission to enter the base is required for those without access. Permission may be obtained by stopping at the Visitor's Center on the right just before the check point at the main gate. A valid picture ID, vehicle registration and proof of insurance are required to obtain a day pass, and vehicles are subject to search. The day pass and ID are necessary to pass through the main gate.
From the main gate of the post: Continue west on Entrance Road, which turns into Louisiana Avenue. Turn right on Mississippi Avenue. Turn on the third street to the left, 15th Street. Building 1946 is in the middle of the block on the left.
Parking is available directly in front of the building.
Requesting a continuance:
To request a continuance, contact Lisa Lacombe, Courtroom Deputy to Magistrate Judge Kay, at 337-437-3870.
Hearing dates for 2018:
|January 2*||January 8*|
|January 16*||February 5*|
|February 20*||March 5|
|March 12||April 2|
|May 7||May 14|
|June 4||July 2|
|July 9||August 6|
|September 4||September 10|
|October 1||November 5|
|November 9||December 3|
*Court to be held at Lake Charles Courthouse due to renovations at Ft. Polk.