Covington Mayor’s Court

Covington Mayor's Court

To Pay Online

Click here to pay online

You must have your last name, date of birth, and citation number.

To Pay by Mail

A check or money order can be mailed to the address below. Please include your name and citation number in the memo section of your payment method or include it on a separate sheet of paper to ensure your payment is applied to the correct citation.

Covington Police Department
Attn: Clerk of Court
609 N. Columbia St.
Covington, LA 70433

To Pay In-Person

In-person payment methods are cash, check, or money order at the below location. Debit and credit cards can be used to pay online at the link above.

Covington Police Department
609 N. Columbia St.
Covington, LA 70433

Mayor's Court

The City of Covington Mayor's Court, also called City Court, is a municipal-level court with jurisdiction over all violations of municipal ordinances, including traffic violations. The presiding magistrate may impose fines, imprisonment, or both for violations of municipal ordinances.

Mayor's Court is held at 3:00 pm in the City of Covington Council Chambers, next door to the Police Department. Your court date is listed at the bottom of your citation or summons.

City of Covington Council Chambers
222 E. Kirkland St.
Covington, LA 70433

Some violations require you to appear in court before the magistrate, and are not able to be paid in lieu of appearance. All payments are due before the court date listed at the bottom of your citation. Some violations require you to appear in court.

Click here for the current Covington Mayor's Court Fine Schedule and required court appearance violations.

Payments can be made online, via mail, or in person. Payments will not be accepted over the phone. If you have any questions, please call us at 985 892-8500 ext. 3 during normal business hours.

Failure to pay a fine or appear in court may result in suspension of your driving privileges, a warrant issued for your arrest, and additional fines and penalties up to and including time in jail.

General Information for Attending Court

Court proceedings are generally open to the public. The following information is provided if you plan to attend court as a party or a witness.

Cell Phones

You may bring your cell phone into City Court but you will have to turn it completely off when you enter the chamber. If you use your cell phone in the courtroom to text, check messages, take photographs, record, or any other activity, you could be fined and/or your cell phone may be taken from you.


Children should not be brought to City Court if at all possible. It is very difficult for children to remain seated and quiet while attending courtroom proceedings.

Court Attire

Dress in court attire. Courtroom attire means clothing that is respectful to both the court and all persons attending court. Courtroom attire includes long pants, a skirt or dress, shoes and or an appropriate shirt without slogans or advertisements. Do not wear shower shoes, shorts or hats. Be aware that security requires you to remove your belt when coming into the courthouse through the security area.


Free parking is located on the surrounding streets.