Louisiana Public Records

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About Louisiana Open Public Record

The Louisiana Public Records Act, also known as Louisiana's Sunshine Law, was enacted by the state's legislature in 1940. In 1974, Louisiana adopted a new State Constitution which included a provision establishing, for the first time that public documents are presumed to be open for public inspection. The Louisiana Open Meeting Law legislates the methods by which public meetings are conducted and was first enacted in 1952. There are some exemption to the Public Records Act. 911 tapes are exempt from open records requests as are closed investigation records however, active investigations are not. The state of Louisiana is divided into 64 political subdivisions called parishes in the same way that 48 of the other states of the United States are divided into counties. The state of Louisiana includes 4,087 populated places including cities, towns, neighborhoods, subdivisions and settlements. The Louisiana State Police, Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information provides criminal history information, when authorized by law. Search Louisiana public records using a plethora of research sources. Read about ongoing news stories and crime reports. Unearth an abundance of of recorded information including demographics and local economy. Learn about the government and resources of each individual county. You can also link to the city websites to find community services and see what entertainment and local attractions they have to offer their residents and visitors. You may request birth and death records from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. Learn about the judicial court system and request records for court cases. Discover facts about the current economy, business and housing data. Find out about the background of residents and recorded statistics. Request Louisiana criminal records from law enforcement departments within the state. They can help you with information on prisons and convicted felons. Refer to this site often as New Louisiana sources are added on a regular basis for the best and most current services.
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Louisiana Free Public Records Directory


Departments which record, maintain and provide official documents, certificates or information requested by the general public.

Louisiana Free Court Records Search


Recent court criminal actions, civil lawsuits and bankruptcy filings.

Ask Questions, About Louisiana

  • Where can I access the public records in Louisiana without having to pay to see them?
    There are open court record searches without paying, try the Louisiana Free Court Records Search above. Also Individual county clerks, depending on their public services, provide case and docket searches. Police departments (such as Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office) publish inmate lists and more. If you want access to records without paying, you will need to dig them up, in many cases one record at a time from each entity. To see how others have accessed records, search answers and questions by using the form above. (Staff)
  • How do I obtain a copy of a 911 call that I made?
    You can call East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's office to obtain a copy of the report. (Staff)
  • How can I find if my husband has filed for divorce?
    Filing a divorce is similar to filing any other lawsuit. The divorce is filed with the clerk of court, most of them have an online civil case search. You can do these searches on your own with the public access. (Staff)
  • Where I can fiend a business public record of Dago's Cantina inc?
    You would search the Louisiana secretary of state's business filings database which is open online to the public for free. (Staff)
  • How do I check for a civil lawsuit filed on behalf of my deceased brother in 1987?
    Look up electronic court records, here's an example: Ascension Clerk of Court Electronic Search System ("ACCESS") Civil Suits Records July, 1982 to present. This would cover the records you're looking for as far as the time span goes. Without knowing where the case was filed, it's hard to say whether your situation is different. There's a link above to Louisiana courts, once you're on the state's judicial website, scroll down to where you see a hyperlink to "Clerks of court", that will take you to a list of clerks with their websites. That's how "Ascension Clerk of Court Electronic Search System ("ACCESS")" was found. (Staff)

Louisiana Most Wanted and Warrants


View a list of names, offender descriptions, location, charges and other information of persons wanted by police and sheriffs

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    July 03, 2020
  • Prestridge, Harry
    File Number: 16-CR-053045S
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    : 2020-07-03 11:00:26.573
    July 03, 2020
  • Allen, Thomas J
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    : 2020-07-03 11:00:26.573
    July 03, 2020
  • Edwards, Cynthia
    File Number: 18-CR-105898S
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    : 2020-07-03 11:00:26.573
    July 03, 2020
  • Coates, Lester Lee
    File Number: 01-CR-099097S
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    : 2020-07-03 11:00:26.573
    July 03, 2020
  • Smith, Joseph A
    File Number: BR01743838
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    : 2020-07-03 11:00:26.573
    July 03, 2020

Louisiana Missing Children


Collected data of endangered children, runaways, family and non family abductions

  • Missing: D'janae Cole
    D'janae Cole, Age Now: 16, Missing: 01/04/2020. Missing From Oakdale, La. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Oakdale Police Department (louisiana) 1-318-335-0290.
    February 04, 2020
  • Missing: Rachel Lowry
    Rachel Lowry, Age Now: 17, Missing: 01/21/2020. Missing From West Monroe, La. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: West Monroe Police Department (louisiana) 1-318-396-2722.
    January 31, 2020
  • Missing: Angela Orellana
    Angela Orellana, Age Now: 13, Missing: 01/16/2020. Missing From Shreveport, La. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Shreveport Police Department (louisiana) 1-318-673-7300.
    January 29, 2020
  • Missing: Alaya Jackson
    Alaya Jackson, Age Now: 17, Missing: 10/19/2019. Missing From Hammond, La. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office (louisiana) 1-985-748-8147.
    January 16, 2020
  • Missing: Justin Mcallister
    Justin Mcallister, Age Now: 16, Missing: 01/11/2020. Missing From Thibodaux, La. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Thibodaux Police Department (louisiana) 1-985-446-5021.
    January 16, 2020
  • Missing: Shonda Fee
    Shonda Fee, Age Now: 15, Missing: 01/04/2020. Missing From Houma, La. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Houma Police Department (louisiana) 1-985-873-6371.
    January 08, 2020

Louisiana Recent Criminal Activity Reports


Current crimes by location, description of offenses and reported police activity

Louisiana Missing People


Currently missing persons sought by law enforcement derived from public and private sources

  • Updated: Missing Person • Michael Nickelotte Jr. • Baton Rouge, Louisiana • 21 Years Old
    September 20, 2017
  • Missing Person • Michael Nickelotte Jr. • Baton Rouge, Louisiana • 21 Years Old
    September 20, 2017
  • Missing Person • Timothy Dean Estain • Slidell, Louisiana • 18 Years Old
    September 20, 2017
  • Missing Person • Crystal Dupuis Grebinger • Lafayette, Louisiana • 36 Years Old
    September 19, 2017
  • Missing Person • Sean Taylor • New Orleans, Louisiana • 36 Years Old
    May 26, 2017
  • Missing Person • Gerald Smith • New Orleans, Louisiana • 69 Years Old
    May 26, 2017

Louisiana Latest Crime Records (Updated 07/08/2020)

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Louisiana American Community Survey (ACS) Census Bureau (Updated 07/08/2020)

  • Louisiana's demographic and housing ACS survey of 4,601,049 being 1.46 percent of U.S. residents is comprised of 48.9% males and 51.1% of females. American Community Survey separates various ethnicities depending on the area's population of persons from less than 5 years of age to 85 years old and over. ACS is an ongoing survey with five year estimates down to the block group scale providing a summary spanning five years, from 2010 to 2014 and released in 2014. View the percentage of the population by race, including various groups of Native Americans, Asians, American Indian, Alaska Native, and two or more races.
  • The Louisiana social characteristics data of 1,718,876 households, which make up 1.48 percent of all U.S. households, are surveyed by ACS . View the number and percentages of married and divorced residents 15 years and older, including 1,133,340 families with and without children. There are 1,185,269 persons enrolled in school which are 3 years of age and over are separated by education level from nursery school to graduate and professional degrees. The state's resident social characteristics collected data include estimated percentages and totals of persons which are foreign born, Island areas, born abroad to American parent(s), citizenship status and ancestry.
  • The Louisiana American Community Survey economic characteristics displays current and past employment of 3,610,029 persons which are 16 years of age and older comprising of 1.45 percent of the United States labor force. Employment numbers of 2,192,054 civilians in various occupations from construction to information technology collected by industry. Overview of income and benefits in 2014, received from private entities and public public assistance. Population of the labor force with private or public health coverage for both employed and unemployed residents. Data regarding the percentage of families with income below poverty level are collected by age groups ranging from persons under the age of 18 to 65 years and over.
  • Louisiana housing characteristics are collected from 1,988,460 dwellings making up 1.5 percent of all U.S. housing, includes a survey of either inhabited 1,718,876 or uninhabited 269,584 domiciles. Data coverage of various rentals or owned structures containing 1 room to 9 rooms. Find out which mode of transportation 1,718,876 commuters in the state used to get to work. Look up the type of energy utilized by individual occupied residences. An overview of median monthly homeowner costs with or without mortgage. Percentage of rent versus income per household and homeowner costs as percentage of household income. Information collected begins with residence from 1969 or earlier.

Louisiana Census Data

  • Information About People and Demographics

  • Total population of persons residing within the state
  • Estimate of the state's total residency
  • Percentage change of the total resident population
  • Net change of residents' total population
  • Complete count of statewide resident population
  • Population estimate of residents less than 5 years of age
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 5 years of age
  • Estimate of residents that are less than 18 years of age
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 18 years of age
  • Percentage estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
  • Estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
  • Total estimate percentage of female residents
  • State's white resident population
  • State's black resident population
  • State's American Indian and Alaska Native resident populations
  • State's Asian resident population
  • State's Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander resident population
  • Statewide resident population of two or more races
  • Statewide resident population of Hispanic or Latino origin
  • Non Hispanic white resident population
  • Statewide percentage of white residents
  • Statewide percentage of black residents
  • Statewide percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • Statewide percentage of Asian residents
  • Statewide percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
  • Statewide percentage of Two or more races
  • Statewide percentage of Hispanic or Latino Origin
  • Statewide percentage of non Hispanic white
  • Vital Statistics

    Births and deaths occurring in Louisiana
  • Births
  • Deaths
  • Infant death occurring within the state of persons one year of age or less
  • Percentage of persons with the same residence of one year or more
  • Resident Background Information

    Education and background history of Louisiana Residents
  • Percentage of foreign born population in the state
  • Percentage of residents 5 years of age and older that speak languages other than English at home
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with high a school education or higher
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree or higher
  • Total number of Veterans
  • Current Housing and Real Estate Data

    Households located in Louisiana
  • Average time spent commuting to work for person 16 years and over not working from their personal residence
    25 Min
  • Housing unit estimates
  • Net change of housing units estimates
  • Housing unit estimates - percentage change
  • Percentage of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
  • Median value of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
  • Percentage of housing in structure of multi dwelling units
  • Total number of households
  • Average size of households
  • Louisiana Employment Data

    Income, earnings and payrolls of people residing within the State
  • Per capita income in the past 12 months in dollars adjusted to inflation
  • Statewide income of median households in Louisiana
  • Percentage of persons living in poverty
  • The personal income of persons employed
  • Per capita income of persons employed
  • Labor force of civilian workers
  • The unemployment of the civilian labor force
  • The rate of unemployed civilian labor force
  • Employment of person relating to all industries
  • Net change of employment in all industries
  • People employed by the government
  • Earnings by persons working in all industries
  • Average earnings per job in all industries
  • Number of private non farm establishments
  • Total of non employer establishment according to NAICS
  • Total NAICS 72 sales of accommodation and food services establishments with payrolls
  • People and Businesses

    Firms and companies of Louisiana
  • Total number of firms located in the state
  • Total percentage of black owned private firms
  • Total percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms
  • Total percentage of Asian owned firms
  • Total percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms
  • Total percentage of Native Hispanic owned private firms
  • Total percentage of Women owned private firms
  • Value for shipments from manufacturers according to NAICS 31-33
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from merchant wholesalers according to NAICS 42
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
  • Per capita sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
  • Land Valuation

    Property value and Louisiana territory
  • Totals of building permits for new private housing units
  • The valuation of all new private housing units authorized by building permits
  • Adjusted acres of land in farms
  • Size in square miles of land
  • Population per square mile