Bienville Parish Clerk's Office
100 Court House Drive
Arcadia, LA 71001
James W. “Jim” Martin
Clerk of Court
Bienville Parish



Sandy Settle - Accounting, New Suits

Eddie Holmes - Civil and Non-Support Court Proceedings/Minute Clerk/Courtroom Technology

The Civil Department receives, files, records and processes all claims between individuals and/or entities. This department also prepares the civil court docket and maintains the minutes of the Court.


Civil Fee Schedule

Louisiana Case Reporting Form


Clerk's Docket Suit Forms

  •  Civil/Probate Name Searches
    • This service is available at a cost of $10 per name and must be paid in advance. This does not include the cost copies.

         Small Claims & Civil Suits

o    An individual may file any money claim under the amount of $5,000 on the Clerk's Docket; all other claims are filed under the Civil Suits.

  • Probate
    • These records include successions, interdictions and emancipations.
  • Adoptions
    • Adoption records are not public.

         Protective Orders

o    Our office works in conjunction with the Louisiana Domestic Abuse Response Team (D.A.R.T), to issue protective orders to victims of domestic violence as defined by the State of Louisiana. Victims are encouraged to contact D.A.R.T before seeking a protective order.


Arcadia D.A.R.T Office


    2306 Myrtle Street

    Arcadia, LA 71001

Rules for Louisiana District Courts