East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner

Employer / Organization

East Baton Rouge Parish

Next Election

Oct 24, 2020

Filing Window

Aug 04, 2020 - Aug 06, 2020


The Coroner is elected to a four year term.The East Baton Rouge Coroner’s Office is a governmental agency whose jurisdiction includes mental health investigation, medicolegal death investigation, forensic pathology services, and sexual assault investigation in collaboration with Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response Center. The Coroner’s Office is a state constitutional office and is funded by the East Baton Rouge City-Parish Government. The salary for this position is $125,000/year.

Application Guidelines
1) Contact the appropriate county clerk, city clerk or school board secretary (depending upon the office you are running for) to verify that your address qualifies for the position, and to see if there are any other requirements that might prevent you from running (residency within the district for a certain period of time is frequently a requirement). 2) Obtain the appropriate filing papers from the city elections office, usually found with the City Clerk, however in some cities the position may not exist, so in these instances the person to contact would be the City Secretary or someone in the city administration. If there is any difficulty finding someone to speak with at the city, contact the Louisiana Secretary of State Elections Operations office at 225.922.2486 to see if they can give you a point of contact for elections administration within the city. 3) Submit the candidacy papers starting the first Tuesday in August and ending the immediate Thursday following the first Tuesday in August prior to the election date (found on our website, or from the city elections office). Prior to submitting your candidacy papers, you should arrange an appointment with the City Clerk to go over the required paperwork. City Clerks and Secretaries understand that first time/beginning candidates may need assistance and are available to assist with any questions.

Submit application to:
Baton Rouge Parish Clerk of Court, 10500 Coursey Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA, 70816, US