WELCOME!

 
 
Today is Saturday, May 23, 2020
 
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT 
 
 
 
MAY 19, 2020
Procedures for those denied courthouse entry having
business with the Sheriff’s Office
On Monday, May 18, the Terrebonne Parish courthouse
was opened to the public for limited hours, following
closure due to concerns about the COVID-19 virus.
The Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government enacted
strict public health procedures to ensure the safety of the
public and personnel in the building. Temperature-scanning
of persons wishing to enter the courthouse is performed
by security personnel who work for the parish, and anyone
with a temperature indicating fever is not permitted to enter.
The Sheriff’s Office cannot and shall not waive any of the
rules the parish government has put in place.
However, there are procedures for those needing to pay
fines or property taxes, or to obtain background checks both
online and mail.
Mail should be sent to:
(Name of Department, e.g. BONDS and FINES or
PROPERTY TAX or BACKGROUND CHECKS)
Terrebonne Parish Sheriff
P.O. Box 1670
Houma, La. 70361
BACKGROUND CHECKS BY MAIL
 
Mail your request with a money order for $5 and a copy
of your identification
ONLINE OPTIONS:
 
PROPERTY TAXES:
On the left side of this page, click on “Online Services”
and then “Tax Notices” to pay by credit or debit card.
A service fee will be charged.
 
TRAFFIC TICKETS:
Visit www.tpda.org and follow the instructions given
on the page.
 
If you cannot enter the courthouse and have questions
about procedures for payments or other procedures
from the Sheriff’s Office please call 876-2500 between
8 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekdays and we will be happy to assist.
 
Important telephone numbers:
 
If you have business with any of these offices, call
the number given and ask for assistance:
 
 
CONTACT FOR JUDGES
  
Div. A Judge Larke 873-6540
Div. B Judge Walker 873-6550
Div. C Judge Pickett 873-6560
Div. D Judge Arceneaux 873-6570
Div. E Judge Bethancourt 873-6580
Jennie Callahan (Court Administrator)
873-6589
Bill Dunckelman (Child Support)
580-8120 

Property Tax sale scheduled for

June 17, 2020: Special provisions

due to COVID-19

Sheriff Jerry Larpenter announces that a

public property tax sale has been scheduled
 
for Wednesday, June 17, at 10 a.m. in the
 
jury selection room of the courthouse annex
 
at Church Street.

When entering or leaving the courthouse, visitors

shall practice social distancing, keeping a

distance between themselves, other visitors and

staff.

As the courthouse is just beginning to re-open

per guidance provided by Gov. John Bel Edwards,

additional updates or changes may be needed

between now and the sale date. Notices

will be posted at the sheriff's Web site,

www.tpso.net


 

 
 
 
 
* Sheriff’s Office open to public Monday, May 18
* Masks will be required
Sheriff Jerry Larpenter announces that beginning Monday, May 18,
the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office shall again be open to the
public, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily.
Background checks, property tax payments and all other business
shall function as normal.
Members of the public who come to the courthouse are required
to wear masks.
Offices will be closing at 2 p.m. due to the daily disinfection of
the courthouse.
“In consultation with Parish President Gordon Dove and other
officials, this decision was made in accordance with Louisiana’s
Phase I re-opening,” Sheriff Larpenter said. “We are grateful to
members of the public who have endured the inconveniences associated
with the precautionary steps taken due to COVID-19 and look forward to
serving them.”
Sheriff Larpenter said that details on the operations of other agencies
should be obtained directly from those agencies.
 
 
Sheriff Larpenter's newsletter for the month of 
May is now available.
 
 
 
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Deputies received free COVID-19 blood tests
Wednesday, April 29. Alford Insurance of Houma 
brokered the agreements between All-Industrial
Medical Group, which performed the instant tests,
and Gulf Guaranty Insurance along with United
Health Care. A total of 259 deputies were tested;
Three of them showed prior exposure to the virus. 
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Parish President Gordon Dove has lifted the 10 p.m.
to 5 a.m. curfew for Terebonne Parish, which went 
into effect April 1. 
 
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NEWS YOU CAN USE: 
 
The Louisiana State Fire Marshal has RESCINDED the
statewide burn ban order. If you have questions on burning
please contact your local fire department.  
 
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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
Due to Louisiana's stay-at-home directive,
the Terrebonne Parish courthouse remains
closed to the  public except by appointment.
 
COURT DATES: 
DO NOT COME TO COURT UNLESS NOTIFIED.
NOTIFICATIONS shall be made to those with court dates for
appearances in the future.
 
TRAFFIC TICKETS: May be paid online at www.tpda.org
 
PROPERTY TAXES:
 
May be paid online at www.tpso.net
OR by mail to :
Terrebonne Parish Sheriff
Property Tax Office
PO Drawer  1670
Houma, LA 70361
 
Special announcement: The application
deadline for the Louisiana Sheriff's Association
Scholarship has been moved to May 15.
 
NEW OFFICE HOURS 
 
Sheriff Jerry Larpenter advises that TPSO
administrative offices now close at 3 p.m. daily.
 
 
INMATE COMMISSARY 
DO NOT go to the jail to make inmate 
Commissary deposits.
Use the link below:
 
 
YOU WILL NEED:
* Inmate name and BOI number 
* TPCJC Facility Number: 270360
 
YOU MAY ALSO CALL:
 
866-232-1899 
 
 
 
CONTACT FOR JUDGES
  
Div. A Judge Larke 873-6540
Div. B Judge Walker 873-6550
Div. C Judge Pickett 873-6560
Div. D Judge Arceneaux 873-6570
Div. E Judge Bethancourt 873-6580
Jennie Callahan (Court Administrator)
873-6589
Bill Dunckelman (Child Support)
580-8120 
   
*  SOCIAL DISTANCING
 

For the latest information regarding COVID-19

Dial the statewide emergency information number:

         211

You may also text 898-211 and send the message:

LACOVID

 

 

·      STAY INFORMED

·      RELY ONLY ON 

    CREDIBLE SOURCES 

 

 

 

INFORMATION LINKS

 

The following websites have accurate

and reliable information at the local

and state levels concerning COVID-19. 

 

Louisiana Department of Health

http://www.ldh.la.gov/

 

Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government

http://tpcg.org/

 

The U.S. Centers of Disease Control (CDC)

https://www.cdc.gov/

 

 

TERREBONNE PARISH CRIMINAL JUSTICE COMPLEX

 

All in-person visits to the TPCJC are suspended.

Video visits from home are available. Click on the

SECURUS INMATE SERVICES tab at www.tpso.net

main page, on the left side, for further information

on arranging for in-home video visitation. 

Essential attorney visits to individual inmates

are allowed on a non-contact basis.

 

TPSO PATROL AND DETECTIVES

 

TPSO patrol and detective divisions are fully

staffed and functioning as usual. All TPSO

personnel are following best practices concerning

sanitary procedures.

  

SPECIAL NOTICE REGARDING THE TERREBONNE

911 SYSTEM

 

As always, calls to 911 should be limited to actual

emergencies. The Terrebonne Parish Communications

District wants you to know that calls regarding medical

emergencies other than accidents now require

operators to ask some additional screening questions

including whether you have traveled recently whether

you have a fever or respiratory problems.

We ask along with them that callers be patient and

cooperative. These measures have been instituted

to keep our community as a whole and first responders

safe and effective.

 

SCHOOLS

 

By order of Gov. John Bel Edwards,

Schools throughout the state are

closed. For additional information

visit the following websites:

 

Terrebonne Parish School District

http://www.tpsd-la.schoolloop.com/

 

Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux

https://www.htdiocese.org/

 

Parents of children attending schools

outside the public system or

the diocesan system should call

those school administration numbers

or check the school websites.

 

 

BEWARE OF SCAMS AND MISINFORMATION

 

Do NOT rely on random social media posts for

information on COVID-19. Be aware that

scammers, as always, will try to take advantage

of an emergency situation. We have received

reports of calls, texts and emails claiming to

offer assistance in time of need. They request

personal information including social security

numbers and bank account numbers.

Do NOT give personal information to anyone

you do not know. Please share this information

with family members, and especially elder

friends and relatives, who are more likely to

be victimized.

 

PRICE GOUGING

 

Terrebonne Parish and Louisiana as a whole are

under declarations of emergency. Raising the price

of essential items violates state law.

Reports of price-gouging may be made to the

Sheriff’s Office. Please note that reports of

price-gouging are NOT emergencies and that

911 should not be utilized for ant reports of this.

 

HOSPITALS

 

Visitation and other policies at local hospitals

have been subject to change without notice.

Check these websites for up-to-date information

on regulations and policies. Hospitals have asked

that if any information is unclear visitors should

proceed to the institution. Please follow the

directions of staff and be courteous and

cooperative.

 

Terrebonne General Medical Center 

https://www.tgmc.com/

Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center

https://www.ochsner.org/locations/leonard-j-chabert-medical-center

Thibodaux Regional Medical Center

https://www.thibodaux.com/

Ochsner-St. Anne Hospital  

https://www.ochsner.org/locations/ochsner-st-anne

 

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