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Bonds & Fines

Kim Gist, Supervisor - (318) 473-6714

The Bonds & Fines Department accepts payment on traffic tickets, criminal court fines and bonds. You may also pay by credit or debit card for fines. The main number is (318) 473-6717.


Bridgett Dunn, Supervisor - (318) 473-6721

The Civil Department has the primary responsibility of serving all non-criminal court papers in Rapides Parish. It is also responsible for the listing of property that is going up for Sheriff's Sale each Wednesday in the Police Jury meeting room on the second floor of the courthouse.


David Crutchfield, Supervisor - (318) 473-6810

The Finance Department administers an annual budget 40 million dollars and is supervised by a CPA with a concentration in Govermental Finance.  Finance consists of the General Ledger, Payroll, and Purchasing departments and employs seven clerical deputies.


Alma Perkins, Supervisor - (318) 473-5494

Human Resources is an ever changing dynamic of employment, benefits and government regulations.  Our HR department is staffed by two employment specialist's who assist our new hires as well as retiring deputies or family survivors in navigating the maze of helath insurance, life insureance and survivor/retirement benefits.  Applications for employment can be picked-up from and returned to the Human Resources Department on the third floor of the Rapides Parish Courthouse or downloaded from the RPSO website.

Tax Department

Jane Holloway, Supervisor - (318) 473-6809

The Tax Department has the responsibility for the collection of all property taxes to be dispersed to all government entities in Rapides Parish that receive tax revenue. Yearly tax notices are processed and sent to property owners in November and are due by December 31st.  You may pay your property taxes online here.

Criminal Records

 Captain Kevin Divers, Supervisor - (318) 484-5340

The Criminal Records Section is actually part of the Criminal Investigations Division and is supervised by a Detective Captain.  Criminal Records Section houses all of the reports taken by the Rapides Parish Sheriff's office; from parking lot accident reports, burglary reports, or arrest reports. Copies of reports are available for a fee.

Please take note of our new fee schedule effective February 1, 2009:

  • Background Checks- $5.00
  • Fingerprints- $5.00 per card
  • Incident/Case Reports- Initial page -$10.00 - each page after - $0.25 per page
  • Traffic Reports- $10.00
  • Case Photos- $7.50
  • CD's - $30.00