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Bonds & Fines

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


This 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.


The Finance Division of the RPSO consists of the General Ledger, Payroll, and Purchasing departments and employs seven individuals.


Applications for employment can be picked-up from and returned to the Human Resources Department on the third floor of the Rapides Parish Courthouse.

Tax Department

The Sheriff's Office has the responsibility for the collection of all property taxes to be dispersed to the other government entities in Rapides Parish. You can pay your property taxes online at Rapides eMyBill

Criminal Records

This deparment houses all of the reports taken by the Rapides Parish Sheriff's office. This could be 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- $10.00
  • Traffic Reports- $10.00
  • Extra Copies- $0.25 per page Case Photos- $7.50



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