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Ft. Johnson

The U. S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana holds court once a month for civilian violation notices issued on the Ft. Johnson 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.


Courtroom rules:

  • 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:

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 Patrice Jones, Courtroom Deputy to Magistrate Judge Kay, at 337-437-3870. 

Hearing dates:

Arraignments: Trials:
October 4  
November 1 November 8
December 6  
January 10 January 18
February 7  
March 7 March 14
April 4  
May 2 May 9
June 6  
July 11 July 18
August 15  
September 6 September 12
October 3  
November 7 November 14
December 5