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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.

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.

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Questions, Answers and Comments About Louisiana

  • Q: Where can I look at the public records without having to pay to see them? (Louisiana)
    By Sue
    Nov 30, 2017
    Reply:

    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.

    By abc123
    Nov 30, 2017

  • Q: How do I find out if I'm actually a convicted felon
    By Vernon
    Sep 18, 2017
  • Q: How do I obtain a copy of a 911 call that I made?
    By Debbie
    May 24, 2017
    Reply:

    Which city/department was the call made to?

    By adan12
    May 24, 2017

    Reply:

    I don't know. I am in 225 area code and I just dialed "911"

    By Debbie
    May 24, 2017

    Reply:

    I live in East Baton Rouge parish but I didn't realize I had crossed over into East Ascension parish when I made the call.

    By Debbie
    May 24, 2017

    Reply:

    I guess they called East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office to report the accident.

    By Debbie
    May 24, 2017

    Reply:

    You can try crime mapping sites? There are several sites and not all are the same as they cover different areas. They show the incident call to the police for a specific area by city block.

    By adan12
    May 24, 2017

  • Q: How can I find rather my husband has filed for divorce
    By Lisa
    Oct 16, 2016
    Reply:

    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.

    By abc123
    Jan 18, 2017

  • Q: How can I find information and details about someone being robbed at gunpoint on East Boyd 10/02/2016 or if it was ever reported
    By Concerned
    Oct 03, 2016
    Reply:

    Try several sites which offer crime mapping. You can see police calls/responses by block address.

    By fallon
    Jan 18, 2017

  • Q: Where I can fiend a business public record of Dago's Cantina inc
    By Mark
    Jul 26, 2016
    Reply:

    This is from the Louisiana secretary of state's business filings search database which is open to the public freely. Name Type City Status DAGO'S CANTINA, INC. Business Corporation METAIRIE Active Previous Names Business: DAGO'S CANTINA, INC. Charter Number: 34921121D Registration Date: 4/5/2000 Domicile Address 1713 DISNEY ST METAIRIE, LA 700035741 Mailing Address P.O. BOX 1093 KENNER, LA 700631093 Principal Office Address 1713 DISNEY ST METAIRIE, LA 700035741 Status Status: Active Annual Report Status: In Good Standing File Date: 4/5/2000 Last Report Filed: 6/6/2016 Type: Business Corporation Registered Agent(s) Agent: JOHN A. TODESCO SR. Address 1: 1713 DISNEY ST City, State, Zip: METAIRIE, LA 70003-5741 Appointment Date: 4/5/2000 Officer(s) Additional Officers: No Officer: JOHN A. TODESCO SR. Title: President Address 1: 1713 DISNEY DR City, State, Zip: METAIRIE, LA 700035741 Officer: JENNIFER T. PRADAT Title: Secretary Address 1: 408 S FASHION BLVD City, State, Zip: HAHNVILLE, LA 70057 Amendments on File (1) Description Date Appointing, Change, or Resign of Officer 10/27/2009

    By arthurjames
    Jul 26, 2016

  • Q: How do I check for a civil lawsuit filed on behalf of my deceased brother in 1987
    By Marcelle
    May 29, 2016
    Reply:

    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 mentioning 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.

    By adm
    May 31, 2016

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Louisiana Most Wanted and Warrants

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

  • Moore, Ladacia
    File Number: BR02242497
    City of Residency: BATON ROUGE
    State: LA
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    September 19, 2018
  • Gremillion, Andrew
    File Number: BR02245984
    ZIP CODE: 00000
    RACE: W
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    September 19, 2018
  • Morgan, Charronda
    File Number: BR02194276
    ZIP CODE: 00000
    RACE: B
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    September 19, 2018
  • Moses, Rainy
    File Number: 11-CR-029818B
    ZIP CODE: 00000
    RACE: B
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    September 19, 2018
  • Green, Carlton J
    File Number: BR02216483
    City of Residency: BATON ROUGE
    State: LA
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    September 19, 2018
  • Arrington, Keonte
    File Number: BR02018848
    City of Residency: BATON ROUGE
    State: LA
    More
    September 19, 2018

Louisiana Missing Children

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

  • Missing: Hailey Meadows
    Hailey Meadows, Age Now: 15, Missing: 08/23/2018. Missing From Baker, La. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Baker Police Department (louisiana) 1-225-775-6000.
    September 14, 2018
  • Missing: Skylar Louque
    Skylar Louque, Age Now: 14, Missing: 06/25/2018. Missing From Baton Rouge, La. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Baton Rouge Police Department (louisiana) 1-225-389-2000.
    September 05, 2018
  • Missing: Ayi'yana Jackson
    Ayi'yana Jackson, Age Now: 17, Missing: 08/24/2018. Missing From Thibodaux, La. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Thibodaux Police Department (louisiana) 1-985-446-5021.
    August 31, 2018
  • Missing: Dyllan Villa
    Dyllan Villa, Age Now: 17, Missing: 08/21/2018. Missing From New Orleans, La. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: New Orleans Police Department (louisiana) 1-504-821-2222.
    August 30, 2018
  • Missing: Merica Sowell
    Merica Sowell, Age Now: 15, Missing: 07/27/2018. Missing From Natchitoches, La. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Natchitoches County Sheriff's Office (louisiana) 1-318-352-6432.
    August 23, 2018
  • Missing: Savannah Garcia
    Savannah Garcia, Age Now: 17, Missing: 08/05/2018. Missing From Shreveport, La. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Mercedes Police Department (texas) 1-956-565-3102.
    August 22, 2018

Louisiana Missing People

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

  • Missing Person • Michael Nickelotte Jr. • Baton Rouge, Louisiana • 21 Years Old
    September 20, 2017
  • Updated: 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 09/19/2018)

  • Total Violent Crime:
    23,934
  • Murder And Nonnegligent Manslaughter:
    477
  • Rape:
    1,375
  • Robbery:
    5,695
  • Aggravated Assault:
    16,387
  • Total Property Crime:
    160,824
  • Burglary:
    38,337
  • Larceny Theft:
    112,596
  • Motor Vehicle Theft:
    9,891

Louisiana Census Data

  • Information About People and Demographics

  • Total population of persons residing within the state
    4,533,372
  • Estimate of the state's total residency
    4,468,972
  • Percentage change of the total resident population
    1%
  • Net change of residents' total population
    64,396
  • Complete count of statewide resident population
    4,468,976
  • Population estimate of residents less than 5 years of age
    319,438
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 5 years of age
    7%
  • Estimate of residents that are less than 18 years of age
    1,123,386
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 18 years of age
    25%
  • Percentage estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
    12%
  • Estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
    554,296
  • Total estimate percentage of female residents
    51%
  • State's white resident population
    2,836,192
  • State's black resident population
    1,452,396
  • State's American Indian and Alaska Native resident populations
    30,579
  • State's Asian resident population
    70,132
  • State's Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander resident population
    1,963
  • Statewide resident population of two or more races
    72,883
  • Statewide resident population of Hispanic or Latino origin
    192,560
  • Non Hispanic white resident population
    2,734,884
  • Statewide percentage of white residents
    63%
  • Statewide percentage of black residents
    32%
  • Statewide percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native residents
    1%
  • Statewide percentage of Asian residents
    2%
  • Statewide percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    0%
  • Statewide percentage of Two or more races
    2%
  • Statewide percentage of Hispanic or Latino Origin
    4%
  • Statewide percentage of non Hispanic white
    60%
  • Vital Statistics


    Births and deaths occurring in Louisiana
  • Births
    66,301
  • Deaths
    39,966
  • Infant death occurring within the state of persons one year of age or less
    608
  • Percentage of persons with the same residence of one year or more
    84%
  • Resident Background Information


    Education and background history of Louisiana Residents
  • Percentage of foreign born population in the state
    3%
  • Percentage of residents 5 years of age and older that speak languages other than English at home
    8%
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with high a school education or higher
    81%
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree or higher
    21%
  • Total number of Veterans
    322,283
  • 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
    1,963,354
  • Net change of housing units estimates
    116,177
  • Housing unit estimates - percentage change
    6%
  • Percentage of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
    68%
  • Median value of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
    $121,300
  • Percentage of housing in structure of multi dwelling units
    18%
  • Total number of households
    1,644,094
  • Average size of households
    3
  • 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
    $22,535
  • 2009 statewide income of median households in Louisiana
    $42,460
  • Percentage of persons living in poverty
    18%
  • The personal income of persons employed
    $153,504
  • Per capita income of persons employed
    $35,100
  • Labor force of civilian workers
    2,067,886
  • The unemployment of the civilian labor force
    141,493
  • The rate of unemployed civilian labor force
    7%
  • Employment of person relating to all industries
    2,517,085
  • Net change of employment in all industries
    112,848
  • People employed by the government
    391,679
  • Earnings by persons working in all industries
    108,544,298
  • Average earnings per job in all industries
    43,123
  • Number of private non farm establishments
    104,007
  • Total of non employer establishment according to NAICS
    311,347
  • Total NAICS 72 sales of accommodation and food services establishments with payrolls
    9,729,869
  • People and Businesses


    Firms and companies of Louisiana
  • Total number of firms located in the state
    375,863
  • Total percentage of black owned private firms
    16%
  • Total percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms
    1%
  • Total percentage of Asian owned firms
    3%
  • Total percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms
    0%
  • Total percentage of Native Hispanic owned private firms
    3%
  • Total percentage of Women owned private firms
    27%
  • Value for shipments from manufacturers according to NAICS 31-33
    205,054,723
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from merchant wholesalers according to NAICS 42
    51,415,553
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
    56,543,203
  • Per capita sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
    12,921
  • Land Valuation


    Property value and Louisiana territory
  • 2009 totals of building permits for new private housing units
    12,513
  • The valuation of all new private housing units authorized by building permits
    1,842,147
  • Adjusted acres of land in farms
    8,109,975
  • Size in square miles of land
    43,562
  • Population per square mile
    104
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