2017 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 13 - Courts and Judicial Procedure
RS 13:2610 - St. Landry Parish; territorial jurisdiction

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 13:2610 (2017)

§2610. St. Landry Parish; territorial jurisdiction

A. There is hereby established, effective January 1, 1997, justice of the peace court territorial jurisdiction and boundaries in St. Landry Parish as follows:

(1) First Justice or City Court Ward (Opelousas):

Beginning at the point where U.S. Highway 167 intersects Bayou Grand Louis (also a line between St. Landry and Evangeline Parishes); thence following the meanders of Bayou Grand Louis in a south and southwesterly direction to the range line between T5S, R2E, and T5S, R3E; thence following the range line south a distance of approximately five (5) miles to the intersection with Parish Road 1-115-3; thence east on Parish Road 1-115-3 to its intersection with Parish Road 1-115-4; thence following Parish Road 1-115-4 in a southerly and easterly direction to its intersection with Parish Road 1-115-5; thence following Parish Road 1-115-5 in a southerly and easterly direction to its intersection with LA. Hwy 104; thence east on LA. Hwy 104 to its intersection with West Fork Bayou; thence following West Fork Bayou in a southerly direction to its intersection with Bayou Plaquemine Brule; thence south on Bayou Plaquemine Brule to its intersection with an unimproved road located in Section 22, T6S, R3E; thence south on unimproved road to its intersection with Parish Road 6-176 (1-226); thence south on Parish Road 6-176 (1-226) to its intersection with Hwy 357; thence southwest on Hwy 357 to its intersection with Parish Road 1-245; thence east on Parish Road 1-245 to its intersection with Jeep Trail located in the middle north part of Section 10, T7S, R3E; thence following said Jeep Trail in a southerly direction to its intersection with Drainage Canal located in Section 15, T7S, R3E; thence west on said Drainage Canal to its intersection with Hwy 357; thence south on Hwy 357 to its intersection with Parish Road 6-175; thence east on Parish Road 6-175 to its intersection with 6-177; thence south on Parish Road 6-177 to its intersection with LA. Hwy 178; thence east on LA. Hwy 178 to its intersection with Bayou Bourbeau; thence northerly and easterly along Bayou Bourbeau to its intersection with Jeep Trail located in Section 119, T7S, R4E; thence northerly along said Jeep Trail, continuation to unimproved road, and continuation of Parish Road 1-317 to intersection with LA. Hwy 31; thence south on LA. Hwy 31 to its intersection with Jeep Trail located in Section 123, T6S, R4E; thence north along said Jeep Trail to intersection with Bayou Teche; thence northerly and easterly along Bayou Teche to its intersection with the western corporate limits of the Town of Port Barre; thence following the western corporate limits of the Town of Port Barre to its intersection with Bayou Courtableau; thence northerly along Bayou Courtableau to its intersection with a private road in Section 33, T5S, R5E; thence following said private road in a southerly direction to its intersection with Bayou Toulouse; thence following Bayou Toulouse in a westerly and northerly direction to its intersection with Parish Road 5-10; thence southwesterly on Parish Road 5-10 to its intersection with the high power line located in Section 37, T6S, R4E; thence northwesterly along said power line to its intersection with LA. Hwy 744 (Kennerson Road); thence westerly along LA. Hwy 744 (Kennerson Road) to its intersection with LA. Hwy 182; thence south on LA. Hwy 182 to its intersection with Parish Road 1-10; thence west on Parish Road 1-10 to its intersection with LA. Hwy 749; thence northwesterly on LA. Hwy 749 to its intersection with LA. Hwy 167 (Hwy 10); thence northwesterly on LA. Hwy 167 (Hwy 10) to point of beginning.

(2) Eunice City Court

Beginning at the intersection of LA. Hwy 358 and LA. Hwy 751; thence north on LA. Hwy 751 to its intersection with LA. Hwy 752; thence northwesterly along LA. Hwy 752 to its intersection with Parish Road 6-90-1; thence following Parish Road 6-90-1 north to its intersection with the parish line common to St. Landry and Evangeline Parishes; thence following said parish line in a westerly and southerly direction to its intersection with the parish line common to St. Landry, Evangeline, and Acadia Parishes; thence following the parish line common to Acadia and St. Landry Parishes in an easterly direction to the point of beginning.

(3) Justice of the Peace District 4

Beginning at the intersection of LA. 178 and Bayou Bourbeau, Section 174, T7S, R4E; thence east on LA 178 to junction with Bayou Bourbeau; thence northeast along Bayou Bourbeau to junction with Jeep Trail located in Section 84, T7S, R4E; thence south along said Jeep Trail to its intersection with the northern corporate limits of the Town of Grand Coteau; thence westerly, southerly and easterly along corporate limits of the Town of Grand Coteau and Town of Sunset to its intersection with LA 182 in Section 105, T7S, R4E; thence south along LA 182 to its intersection with Parish Road 3-42; thence east on Parish Road 3-42 to its intersection with Parish Road 3-42-3; thence south on Parish Road 3-42-3 and the projection thereof to its intersection with the Lafayette-St. Landry boundary line in Section 59, T7S, R4E; thence west along said parish boundary to the intersection of Parish Road 2-125-1 in Section 51, T8S, R4E; thence west along Parish Road 2-125-1 to junction of Parish Road 2-125; thence north along Parish Road 2-125 to junction with LA 93; thence west on LA 93 to junction with LA 356; thence northwest on LA 356 to junction with Parish Road 2-151; thence north on Parish Road 2-151 to junction with Bayou Bourbeau; thence west and north along Bayou Bourbeau to LA 754; thence north on LA 754 to junction with Bayou Bourbeau; thence north on Bayou Bourbeau to point of beginning.

(4) Justice of the Peace District 5

Beginning at the intersection of LA. Hwy 178 and Bayou Bourbeau, Section 174, T7S, R4E; thence south on Bayou Bourbeau to its intersection with LA. Hwy 754; thence westerly and southerly on LA. Hwy 754 to its intersection with Bayou Bourbeau; thence southeast on Bayou Bourbeau to its intersection with Parish Road 2-151; thence south on Parish Road 2-151 to its intersection with Parish Road 2-41; thence southeast on Parish Road 2-41 to its intersection with LA. Hwy 93; thence northeast on LA. Hwy 93 to its intersection with Parish Road 2-125; thence south on Parish Road 2-125 to its intersection with Parish Road 2-125-1; thence east on Parish Road 2-125-1 and the projection thereof to its intersection with the parish line common to St. Landry and Lafayette Parishes; thence southwest along the line common to St. Landry and Lafayette Parishes to its intersection with the line common to Lafayette, Acadia, and St. Landry Parishes; thence northerly and westerly along the parish line common to Acadia and St. Landry Parishes to its intersection with LA. Hwy 178; thence east on LA. Hwy 178 to point of beginning.

(5) Justice of the Peace District 6

Beginning at the intersection of the projection of Parish Road 3-42-3 and Bayou Carencro; thence northerly on the projection of Parish Road 3-42-3 and the continuation of Parish Road 3-42-3 to its intersection with Parish Road 3-42; thence west on Parish Road 3-42 to its intersection with LA. Hwy 182; thence north and west on LA. Hwy 182 to its intersection with the eastern corporate limits of the town of Grand Coteau; thence following said corporate limits in a northerly direction to its intersection with Jeep Trail located in Section 84, T7S, R4E; thence north along said Jeep Trail to its intersection with Bayou Bourbeau and the projection of Parish Road 1-317; thence northerly along the Parish Road 1-317 and the continuation of Parish Road 1-317 to its intersection with LA. Hwy 31; thence southeast on LA. Hwy 31 to its intersection with Jeep Trail located in Section 123, T7S, R4E; thence north along said Jeep Trail to its intersection with Bayou Teche; thence northerly and easterly along Bayou Teche to the projection of a private road located in Section 16, T6S, R5E; thence following projection of said road and road south to Drainage Lateral of Bayou Portage; thence easterly along Bayou Portage Lateral to junction with Bayou Chenevert; thence southeasterly along Bayou Chenevert to Bayou Courtableau outlet channel; thence south along Bayou Courtableau outlet channel to its intersection with Bayou Fordoche; thence southeast along Bayou Fordoche to its intersection with little Fordoche Bayou; thence southeast on little Fordoche Bayou to its intersection with the Parish Line common to St. Landry and St. Martin located in Section 33, T7S, R7E; thence west along said parish line to its intersection with the parish line common to St. Landry, St. Martin, and Lafayette Parishes; thence westerly along the parish line common to Lafayette and St. Landry Parishes to point of beginning.

(6) Justice of the Peace District 7

Beginning at the intersection of the Atchafalaya River and the boundary common to St. Landry, Point Coupee, and St. Martin Parishes; thence west on the parish line common to St. Landry and St. Martin parishes to its intersection with little Fordoche Bayou, Section 33, T7S, R7E; thence northwest along little Fordoche Bayou and Bayou Fordoche to its intersection with Bayou Courtableau; thence northwest on Bayou Courtableau to its junction with the West Atchafalaya Basin floodway protection levee; thence north along said levee to its intersection with LA. Hwy 71; thence southeasterly on LA. Hwy 71 to its intersection with Parish Road 4-55; thence northwest and north on Parish Road 4-55 to its intersection with LA. Hwy 10; thence east on LA. Hwy 10 to its intersection with Bad Bayou; thence north on Bad Bayou to junction with Texas and Pacific Railroad; thence east on Texas and Pacific Railroad to junction with Bayou Ha Ha; thence north on Bayou Ha Ha and State Canal to its intersection with Bayou Rouge; thence westerly and northerly on Bayou Rouge to its intersection with Bayou Current; thence westerly and northerly along Bayou Current to its intersection with Bayou Tawpaw, Section 22, T3S, R6E; thence westerly along Bayou Tawpaw to its intersection with the southern lateral of Bayou Jack located in Section 16, T3S, R6E; thence northwesterly on said lateral to its intersection with Bayou Jack; thence northerly on Bayou Jack to its intersection with Turner's Bayou; thence north along Turner's Bayou to its intersection with Avoyelles-St. Landry Parish boundary line located in Section 28, T2S, R6E; thence east along with the parish line between St. Landry and Avoyelles Parishes to its intersection with the Atchafalaya River and the point common between St. Landry, Avoyelles, and Point Coupee Parishes; thence south along the meanderings of the Atchafalaya River to point of beginning.

(7) Justice of the Peace District 8

Beginning at the junction of Bayou Teche and the projection of a private road located in Section 16, T6S, R5E; thence following projection of said road and road south to junction with drainage lateral of Bayou Portage; thence following drainage lateral of Bayou Portage in an easterly direction to junction with Bayou Chenevert; thence following Bayou Chenevert southeasterly to junction with Bayou Courtableau outlet channel; thence following Bayou Courtableau outlet channel in a southerly direction to junction with Bayou Fordoche; thence northeast along Bayou Fordoche to junction with Bayou Courtableau; thence northwest along Bayou Courtableau to junction with the West Atchafalaya Basin floodway protection levee; thence north along said levee to junction with US 71; thence north on US 71 to junction with Bayou Des Glaises Diversion Channel; thence south on Bayou Des Glaises Diversion Channel to junction with Hog Bayou; thence following Hog Bayou and lateral of Hog Bayou northeast to junction with Parish Road 4-40, north Section 10, T5S, R5E; thence west along Parish Road 4-40 and projection thereof to junction with Bayou Wauksha; thence south along Bayou Wauksha to junction with Bayou Courtableau; thence south on Bayou Courtableau to junction with northern corporate limits of the Town of Port Barre; thence following the western corporate limits of the Town of Port Barre to their intersection with Bayou Teche; thence south on Bayou Teche to point of beginning.

(8) Justice of the Peace District 9

Beginning at the junction of LA Hwy 10 and US 71 located in Section 5, T4S, R5E; thence north on US 71 to LA Hwy 361; thence north on LA Hwy 361 to junction with Jeep Trail located in Section 18, T3S, R5E; thence east along said Jeep Trail to junction with Bayou Jack; thence northerly and easterly along Bayou Jack to the Bayou Des Glaises Diversion Channel in Section 15, T3S, R5E; thence north along Bayou Des Glaises Diversion Channel to junction with Parish Road 4-165-1 located in Section 10, T3S, R5E; thence easterly on said road to junction with Bayou Jack; thence easterly and southerly along Bayou Jack to junction with lateral of Bayou Jack located in Section 16, T3S, R6E; thence southeast along said lateral to junction with Bayou Tawpaw located in Section 21, T3S, R6E; thence easterly and southerly on Bayou Tawpaw to junction with Bayou Current in Section 22, T3S, R6E; thence southwesterly along Bayou Current to junction with Bayou Rouge located in Section 27, T3S, R6E; thence east on Bayou Rouge to junction with State Canal located in Section 36, T3S, R6E; thence south along State Canal to junction with Bayou Ha Ha located in the northern part of Section 11, T4S, R7E; thence south on Bayou Ha Ha to junction with Texas and Pacific Railroad; thence on Texas and Pacific Railroad to junction with Bad Bayou; thence south on Bad Bayou to junction with LA. Hwy 10; thence west on LA. Hwy 10 to junction with Parish Road 4-55 located in Section 13, T4S, R7E; thence south and southwesterly on Parish Road 4-55 to its intersection with US 71; thence northwest on US 71 to its intersection with the Bayou Des Glaises Diversion Channel; thence south along the Bayou Des Glaises Diversion Channel to its intersection with Hog Bayou (Slow Bayou); thence northwesterly along the Hog Bayou and the lateral of Hog Bayou to its intersection with Parish Road 4-40; thence west on Parish Road 4-40 and the projection thereof to its intersection with Bayou Wauksha; thence south on Bayou Wauksha to its intersection with little Bayou Wauksha located in Section 8, T5S, R5E; thence north on little Bayou Wauksha to its intersection with private road located in Thistlewaite State Wildlife Management Area in Section 8, T5S, R5E; thence following said road in a northerly direction to its intersection with Bayou Wauksha; thence following Bayou Wauksha in a northwesterly direction to its intersection with LA. Hwy 10; thence northeast on LA. Hwy 10 to point of beginning.

(9) Justice of the Peace District 10

Beginning at the intersection of LA. Hwy 10 and US Hwy 71 located in Section 5, T4S, R5E; thence north on US Hwy 71 to LA. Hwy 361; thence north on LA. Hwy 361 to junction with Jeep Trail located in Section 18, T3S, R5E; thence east along said Jeep Trail to junction with Bayou Jack; thence northerly and easterly along Bayou Jack to the Bayou Des Glaises Diversion Channel in Section 15, T3S, R5E; thence north along Bayou Des Glaises Diversion Channel to junction with Parish Road 4-165-1 located in Section 10, T3S, R5E; thence easterly on said road to junction with Bayou Jack; thence easterly and southerly along Bayou Jack to junction with Turner's Bayou, Section 28, T2S, R6E; thence north on Turner's Bayou to junction with the Avoyelles - St. Landry Parish boundary line; thence west along said parish boundary line to its intersection with Red Bayou; thence south along Red Bayou to its intersection with Bayou Wauksha; thence southeast along Bayou Wauksha to its intersection with LA. Hwy 10; thence northeast on LA. Hwy 10 to point of beginning.

(10) Justice of the Peace District 11

Beginning at the intersection of LA. Hwy 10 and Bayou Wauksha; thence north on Bayou Wauksha to junction with Parish Road 5-225; thence south on Parish Road 5-225 to junction with LA. Hwy 182; thence northwest on LA. Hwy 182 to junction with Parish Road 5-230 located in Section 31, T3S, R4E; thence southwest on Parish Road 5-230 to junction with Jeep Trail located in Section 36 and 100, T3S, R3E; thence southwest along said Jeep Trail to junction with a lateral of Bayou Cocodrie located in Section 99, T3S, R3E; thence south along said lateral to junction with Bayou Cocodrie located in Section 12, T4S, R3E; thence southwest on Bayou Cocodrie to junction with Bayou Boeuf-Cocodrie Diversion Channel; thence southeast along said channel to junction with Bayou Cocodrie located in Section 66, T4S, R4E; thence southeast on Bayou Cocodrie to junction with Drainage Lateral located in Section 71, T4S, R4E; thence southwest along said lateral to junction with Parish Road 5-130; thence south on Parish Road 5-130 to its junction with Parish Road 5-70; thence south along Parish Road 5-70 to its junction with US Hwy 167 (LA. Hwy 10); thence southeast on US Hwy 167 (LA. Hwy 10) to its intersection with LA. Hwy 749; thence south on LA. Hwy 749 to its junction with Parish Road 1-10; thence east on Parish Road 1-10 to its junction with LA. Hwy 182; thence north on LA. Hwy 182 to its intersection with LA. Hwy 744 (Parish Road 5-27-2); thence east on LA. Hwy 744 (Parish Road 5-27-2) to its intersection with high power line located in Section 40, T5S, R4E; thence following said power line southeast to its intersection with LA. Hwy 743; thence following LA. Hwy 743 in a northerly direction to its intersection with Parish Road 5-10; thence following Parish Road 5-10 northeast to its intersection with Bayou Toulouse; thence south along Bayou Toulouse to junction with private oil field road located in Section 7, T6S, R5E; thence northeasterly along said private road to Parish Road 5-11 in Section 33, T5S, R5E and the projection thereof to Bayou Courtableau; thence northerly along Bayou Courtableau to its intersection with Bayou Wauksha; thence east on Bayou Wauksha to its intersection with little Bayou Wauksha located in Section 8, T5S, R5E; thence north on little Bayou Wauksha to intersection with private road located in Thistlewaite State Wildlife Management Area in Section 8, T5S, R5E; thence west, north, and east on said road to its intersection with Bayou Wauksha located in Sections 28 and 33, T4S, R5E; thence north along Bayou Wauksha to point of beginning.

(11) Justice of the Peace District 12

Beginning at the intersection of Red Bayou and the Avoyelles - St. Landry Parish boundary line in Section 25, T2S, R3E; thence south along Red Bayou to junction with Bayou Wauksha; thence south along Bayou Wauksha to junction with Parish Road 5-225; thence south on Parish Road 5-225 to junction with LA. Hwy 182; thence north on LA. Hwy 182 to junction with Parish Road 5-230; thence south on Parish Road 5-230 to junction with Jeep Trail located in Sections 36 and 100, T3S, R3E; thence southwest along said Jeep Trail to junction with a lateral of Bayou Cocodrie located in Section 99, T3S, R3E; thence south along said lateral to junction with Bayou Cocodrie, located in Section 12, T4S, R3E; thence southwest along Bayou Cocodrie to junction with Bayou Boeuf-Cocodrie Diversion Channel; thence northwest along said channel to junction with Evangeline - St. Landry Parish boundary line; thence following said parish boundary line in a northwesterly and northerly direction to a point common to the boundaries of the parishes of St. Landry, Evangeline and Avoyelles; thence east on the St. Landry - Avoyelles Parish line to point of beginning.

(12) Justice of the Peace District 13

Beginning at intersection of US Hwy 167 (LA. Hwy 10) and the Evangeline-St. Landry Parish boundary line, Section 64, T6S, R3E; thence north along said boundary line to junction with Bayou Boeuf-Cocodrie Diversion Channel; thence southeast along channel to junction with Bayou Cocodrie; thence south on Bayou Cocodrie to junction with drainage lateral located in Section 71, T4S, R4E; thence southwest along said lateral to junction with Parish Road 5-130; thence south along Parish Road 5-130 to junction with Parish Road 5-70; thence south along Parish Road 5-70 to junction with US Hwy 167 (LA. Hwy 10); thence north along US Hwy 167 (LA. Hwy 10) to point of beginning.

(13) Justice of the Peace District 18

Beginning at intersection of Evangeline-St. Landry Parish boundary line and Parish Road 1-162; thence south on Parish Road 1-162 to junction with LA. Hwy 103; thence south on LA. Hwy. 103 to junction with Parish Road 1-115-3; thence east on Parish Road 1-115-3 to Parish Road 1-115-2; thence south and east on Parish Road 1-115-2 to Parish Road 1-115-4; thence east on Parish Road 1-115-4 to Parish Road 1-115-5; thence east on Parish Road 1-115-5 to junction with LA. Hwy 104; thence east on LA. Hwy 104 to junction with West Fork Bayou; thence southwest along West Fork Bayou to junction with Bayou Plaquemine Brule; thence south on Bayou Plaquemine Brule to its intersection with Parish Road 6-176; thence southwest on Bayou Plaquemine Brule to its junction with a drainage lateral of said bayou; thence north on said lateral to junction with Parish Road 6-80-1; thence in a northerly and westerly direction on Parish Road 6-80-1 to its intersection with Parish Road 6-80; thence north on Parish Road 6-80 to its intersection with LA. Hwy 752; thence west and north on LA. Hwy 752 to its junction with Parish Road 6-90; thence following Parish Road 6-90 in a northeasterly direction to its intersection with Parish Road 6-90-1; thence north along Parish Road 6-90-1 to junction with Evangeline-St. Landry Parish boundary; thence north and east along said boundary to point of beginning.

(14) Justice of the Peace District 19

Beginning at the intersection of Parish Road 6-176 and Bayou Plaquemine Brule, Section 27, T6S, R3E; thence southwest on Bayou Plaquemine Brule to junction with a drainage lateral of said bayou; thence north on said lateral to junction with Parish Road 6-80-1; thence in a north and westerly direction on Parish Road 6-80-1 to junction with Parish Road 6-80; thence north on Parish Road 6-80 to junction with LA. Hwy 752; thence west on LA. Hwy. 752 to its junction with LA. Hwy 751; thence south on LA. Hwy 751 to its junction with the boundary between Acadia and St. Landry Parishes; thence south and east on said boundary to its intersection with LA. Hwy 178; thence east on LA. Hwy 178 to its junction with Parish Road 6-177; thence north on Parish Road 6-177 to its junction with 6-175; thence west on Parish Road 6-175 to its junction with LA. Hwy 357; thence northerly on LA. Hwy 357 to intersection with drainage canal located in Section 15, T7S, R3E; thence following said drainage canal in an easterly and northerly direction to its intersection with Jeep Trail located in the middle north part of Section 10, T7S, R3E; thence following said Jeep Trail in an easterly and northerly direction to its intersection with Parish Road 1-245; thence following Parish Road 1-245 westerly to its intersection with LA. Hwy 357; thence following LA. Hwy 357 in an easterly direction to junction with unimproved road located in Section 3, T7S, R3E; thence north along unimproved road and continuation along Parish Road 6-176 (1-226) to point of beginning.

B. The justices of the peace and constables for the jurisdictions established in Subsection A of this Section shall be elected at the Congressional election to be held in 1996. They shall take office on January 1, 1997, for a term of six years as provided in this Chapter.

Acts 1995, No. 958, §1.

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