St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office begins PHASE I reopening of administrative offices

Posted: May 15th, 2020 | Filed under: News Releases | Tags:

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office begins PHASE I reopening of administrative offices

The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office will activate PHASE I of its reopening plan for its administrative offices next week, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

The administrative office building, located at #2 Courthouse Square in Chalmette, will be open to residents weekdays beginning Monday, May 18. Hours of operation will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a closure daily from noon to 1 p.m. for lunch and cleaning.

The following services will be available throughout PHASE I at the administrative offices:

Payment of sales and property taxes
Payment of fines and traffic tickets
Purchase of police reports
Purchase of occupational licenses

During PHASE I, the Sheriff’s Office will NOT be conducting vehicle inspections, releasing property or performing criminal history checks.

The following rules will apply to persons entering the administrative office building:

1. Persons must allow a non-touch temperature check to be conducted. Persons with a body temperature below 100.4 will be allowed to sign in and receive a visitor’s badge. At this time, they will be allowed into the administrative offices via elevator (ONE RIDER AT A TIME). Persons with a body temperature over 100.4 will not be allowed into the building.

2. Persons entering the building must use hand sanitizer before entering. There will be a dispenser located at the entrance.

3. Persons entering the building must wear a protective mask that covers their nose and mouth at all times. You may provide your own mask or one will be provided to you.

4. Persons waiting in line to enter the administrative offices or to be serviced at the second floor window must adhere to 6-feet social distancing rules. All floors and waiting areas will be marked.

5. The restrooms at the administrative building will not be open to the public.

6. Only people having actual business with the Sheriff’s Office may enter the building.

Due to the above guidelines being strictly enforced, Sheriff Pohlmann cautions visitors they may encounter lines while awaiting being cleared to enter the building.

With that in mind, the Sheriff said, the wearing of masks and social distancing rules (maintaining 6-feet of space between all people, with the exception of immediate family, will also apply outside in the parking areas.

While the administrative offices will be open, Sheriff Pohlmann encourages residents to help in the fight against spreading Coronavirus by accessing the above services online, rather than doing so in person.

All of the services listed above can be handled online by visiting and selecting the appropriate link located on the left hand side of the main page.

Only St. Bernard Parish sales and property taxes and citations issued in St. Bernard that individuals have NOT YET gone to court for can be paid on the website.