Welcome to the Web site of 22nd Judicial District Court of Louisiana.
The 22nd Judicial District Court is a general jurisdiction court for the parishes of St. Tammany and Washington. The courthouses where most cases and business are conducted are located in the towns of Covington (St. Tammany Parish) and Franklinton (Washington Parish). Covington is located in St. Tammany Parish and Franklinton is located in Washington Parish.
The 22nd Judicial District Court is comprised of twelve divisions, with one district judge presiding over each division. Ten judges, Divisions A through J, are general jurisdiction judges meaning they may hear matters including, but not limited to matters involving, civil, criminal, juvenile, and family, and are elected by the citizens of St. Tammany and Washington Parishes. Two judges, Divisions K and L, are limited jurisdiction judges and may hear matters involving juvenile and family. In addition, the 22nd Judicial District Court employs hearing officers and social workers to expedite family court matters. Further, a commissioner conducts 72-hour hearings and bond court among other duties.
Appeals from the 22nd Judicial District Court go to the First Circuit Court of Appeals in Baton Rouge. For more information on 22nd Judicial District Court, visit other pages on this website.