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Orleans Parish Offices

Orleans Parish Offices are extensions of the functions of Louisiana State Government and have their authority from the State Consititution. These offices are elected by the citizens of Orleans Parish

District Attorney

District Attorney, elected for 6 year term. No term limits. 2014-2020, etc.

Salary: $53,000

Duties: The District Attorney prosecutes every criminal case brought by the state in the district, represents the state before the grand jury in his district, and gives legal advice to the grand jury.

Contact information: 619 South White Street, New Orleans, La 70119

Phone: 504-822-2414



Sheriff, elected for 4 year term. No term limits. 2014-2018, etc.

Salary: $123,200

Duties: provides for the care, custody,control, and rehabilitation of inmates at parish prison. The Sheriff is the executive officer for the Criminal and Civil Courts in New Orleans, responsible for the service of subpoenas, courtroom security, and the executory process.

Contact information:

Web site:

Eastbank Office: 819 South Broad Street, New Orleans, LA 70119-7418

Phone: 504-822-8000

Westbank Office: 3630 MacArthur Blvd., Suite E, New Orleans, LA 70114-6826

Phone: 504-826-7045

Civil Division Office: 421 Loyola Avenue, 403 Civil Courts Building, New Orleans, LA 70112

Phone: 504-523-6143


Elected at large for four year terms. No term limits. 2014-2018, etc.


Duties: The state's coroners are members of the state's judicial branch. The coroner must generally be licensed doctor. The Coroner investigates causes of death, examines mentally ill, operates a toxicology lab, and acts as the city physician for inmates of parish prison.

Contact Information:

517 N. Rampart St., New Orleans, LA 70112

Phone: 504-658-9660

700 S. Peters St., New Orleans, LA 70130

Phone: 504-529-5591


One elected at large for 4 year terms, 2012-2016, 2016-2010, etc. No term limits.

Salary $52,000

Duties: The Assessor determines the fair market value of all property under their jurisdiction. Property Assessment Rolls are availble: July 15-August 15.

Contact Information:

East Bank Office: New Orleans Citiy Hall Room 4E01, 1300 Perdido Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

Phone: 504-658-1313

Fax: 504-658-1353

West Bank Office:

Algiers Courthouse, Room 104, 225 Morgan Street, New Orleans, LA 70114

Phone: 504-368-7642

Fax: 504-368-7651