Families with Urgent Concerns Related to an Inmate in East Baton Rouge Parish Prison can contact the Public Defender’s Office at (225)389-3150 extension: 159 or email ADMIN@OPDBR.ORG. You can visit their site HERE.

Message From The Sheriff

Click HERE for UPDATED Phase 3 East Baton Rouge Parish Prison Operations

“While we are opening our offices to the public, we still encourage residents to take advantage of our online and phone services in order to minimize the risks involved with in-person contact. I thank the public for their patience and understanding as we all do our best to keep the community safe and healthy.”  - Sheriff Sid Gautreaux

 EBR Sheriff’s Offices to Open to the Public May 26th
Public Still Encouraged to Utilize Online and Phone Services

Beginning Tuesday, May 26th, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office will open offices to the public. EBRSO employees will resume normal operations beginning Monday, May 18th, to institute safety protocols and complete tasks and work not possible through tele-work before opening to the public. Residents requiring in-person services at EBRSO facilities will have their temperature taken prior to entering the building, and will be given a mask if they do not already have one. Visitation at the EBR Parish Prison will remain suspended until recommended by CDC and the LA Department of Corrections.

The Sheriff’s Office still encourages the public to utilize online services and telephone services when possible as outlined below:

Making a Report to Uniform Patrol

Residents can still provide information to file a report to deputies over the phone by calling 389-5000 for non-emergencies. As always, in the case of an emergency call 911 and the appropriate agency will respond.

Paying Taxes and Fines

EBRSO’s Tax and Fines offices located in City Hall on Saint Louis Street will be open to the public May 26th. Residents are still encouraged to pay their taxes online or via mail. Instructions are available here:

Tickets can also be paid online at:

Criminal Records

EBRSO Headquarters, located at 8900 Jimmy Wedell Drive, will be opened to the public May 26th.  Criminal Records can still be requested at:  

Apply for a Job

Human Resources, also located at EBRSO Headquarters, will open May 26th. Those interested can apply for a position online here:

Parish Prison

Parish Prison, located at 2867 Brigadier General Isaac Smith Ave., will remain closed to the public until recommended by the CDC and the LA Department of Corrections.  Bond can be made at the front gate of the facility and inside the front lobby. Attorney visits are allowed via phone and video only. Families with urgent concerns related to an inmate can contact the Public Defender’s Office at (225) 389-3150 extension 159 or email  

Additional services, phone numbers and information are available on the Sheriff’s Office website at A directory of departments is also available by calling (225) 389-5000.


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