Clara Duhon, CPA
222 St. Louis St.
Baton Rouge, La 70802
Phone: (225) 389-8970
Fax: (225) 389-8955
Email the Finance and Budget Office
Clara Duhon, has served as Comptroller since March 2002, after joining the Sheriff’s Office in August 2000 as Tax Director. As Comptroller, her responsibilities include preparation and monitoring of the budget and overseeing the annual financial audit, as well as supervising personnel specializing in payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, inmate accounts, federal and state grant compliance, financial transactions of the Civil Suits and Garnishments section, and all financial accounting issues for the Sheriff’s Office. Before joining the Sheriff’s Office, Ms.Duhon worked in the public accounting sector for over seven years, specializing in the auditing governmental of entities.
Finance and Budget
As the name implies, the Finance and Budget Office is responsible for the finance and budget functions of the Sheriff's office. The office prepares annual budgets in accordance with state law, and monitors compliance with budget appropriations.
All financial accounting and reporting for the Sheriff's office is performed through the Finance and Budget Office. The payroll, accounts payable, and accounts receivable functions, as well as grant reporting and fixed asset accounting are also handled through this office.
To meet these responsibilities, the office is supervised by the Comptroller who oversees these various functions.
Civil Bookkeeping Office
The Civil Bookkeeping Office is composed of three sections: Civil Suits, Garnishments, and Cash Bonds.
The Civil Suits and Garnishment Sections are responsible for collecting, recording, and disbursing the funds associated with foreclosure sales and garnishments. These sections may also serve as the custodian of certain moveable properties under seizure in civil suits.
The Cash Bond Section maintains the records and serves as custodian of cash bonds posted by defendants in criminal cases for the 19th Judicial District.
This office is supervised by the Comptroller.