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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.
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  • 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. 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.
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  • How do I check in Louisiana 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 period goes. Without knowing where the case was filed, it's hard to say whether your situation is different. There's a link below to Louisiana courts; once you're on the state's judicial website, scroll down to where you see a hyperlink to "Clerks of the court," which will take you to a list of clerks with their websites. That's how "Ascension Clerk of Court Electronic Search System ("ACCESS")" was found.
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  • How in Louisiana do I get a certificate of divorce or annulment?
    Suppose you are one of the spouses, the Louisiana Department of Health
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  • How can I find arrest records for the past four days in Louisiana?
    Go directly to the arresting department's website. Arrest information is public, and the police have a way to notify where arrested people are being held. You can look up many of the arrests reported in the newswires and look for the local paper or any paper which would have the arrests. After that, if you need to find out more, you can check the court's criminal filings, dockets, calendars, and so on.
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  • Where can I find in Louisiana, a copy of my criminal record?
    You can order a Louisiana Department of Public Safety background check online from their site. You will need to register. However, it is open to the public. Since it is for yourself, criminal records should be easier to view because privacy is not an issue. When you receive your criminal report, you can check and see who else can get them. Court file searches can also show criminal records which won't appear in a background check for various reasons, such as cases that have been recently filed.
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  • Where can I find in Louisiana if someone's arrest record is public information?
    There are arrest records and reports requested from the individual police department that made the arrest. An arrest record pertains to any information about someone's arrest. For example, inmates lists from the Louisiana Department of Corrections, local sheriff's departments' arrested offenders, or inmate lists. You can find arrest information released by news organizations. Criminal court case files are open to the public. Public criminal records or arrest reports are not necessarily free; departments can charge for providing them.
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  • Where can I find access to an arrest by Louisiana State Police on Interstate 10 on July 27th, 2015?
    Was there a transfer of the arrest to a local agency/jail? Generally, the local police make most of the arrests. Therefore, requests for arrest reports are made to the individual departments. The Louisiana state police's website offers online forms for crash/accident reports and other services but makes no mention of arrests. This contact information is from the Office of State Police, here is their contact information Photo Lab, D-3, PO Box 66614, Baton Rouge, LA 70896, (225) 925-3518
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  • Where can I find in Louisiana if my spouse filed our divorce papers on May 6th, 2015?
    It's hard to say how reliable any source is. Many databases, including public ones from about any department, have disclaimers about their records. The most reliable, in my experience, has been going to the courthouse directly where the case was filed. You will also get same-day service and can request case file copies. If you plan on visiting the court and viewing their records, make sure it's okay to take photos of the case file. There was an incident in Louisiana where someone was detained for photographing records and barred from the courthouse records department/office. In this case, a sign stated that photographing was not allowed inside. I believe that is allowed since access to public records is not barred, as the public can still view them and request them for a fee, which is by law. Check more than one database, or as many as you can, until you find what you need by exhausting all feasible possibilities.
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  • Where can I find criminal records of someone arrested and convicted of a crime in Louisiana?
    You can search on your own by using available public government websites presently online. You will also be able to see what is available and what is more challenging to get as public records. Begin with the easy ones, such as pulling up offender searches from the department of corrections or individual small department inmate lists. Public record sites show the most utilized free public government websites, and many have essential data. It helps to know a few details, such as a list of addresses, to make sure and check all areas that the persons being searched have been, including out-of-state residences. The purpose of your search also matters if you are an employer or searching your records to see what others can view about you. The state of Louisiana is not among the top most open and accessible public records, this may not only be the effect of laws but the technological capability to put the information online.
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  • Where can I find, in Louisiana, access to cases filed in bankruptcy courts?
    The PACER system, public access to electronic court records, is an online service that provides information from federal appellate and district bankruptcy courts. You can also link directly to all individual bankruptcy courts. If it's the first time, there's an online tutorial link. Anyone can use the system by signing up, and attorneys use them. The service offers a case locator before looking up individual courts if the user is unsure of where the court is.
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  • Where can I find in Louisiana the availability of death records?
    Louisiana's secretary of state's death records search is open to public viewing without having to pay, certified copies are issued, and information about how to do so is also on that webpage. You can narrow the search by parish or search by name. If you don't know the exact spelling, names appear as you're typing, which is helpful.
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  • Where can I find, in Louisiana, access to an arrest record?
    It would be best to find the county where the arrest occurred. Then you can contact the police department in that county or look up how to request an arrest (or any police report) on their site. It's a common request, but there is a process with specific qualifications.
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  • How do I get an active warrant to search in Louisiana?
    These searches are different from one area/agency to another. Take Baton Rouge, for example; their active warrant search is open to the public through their webpage under City court lookup. So it depends on the area and how to get them.
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  • Where can I find copies of an offender's criminal records in Louisiana?
    Several factors affect obtaining criminal records. There are easy means as well and methods that require more work. One major factor is how much you already know; which county or state do you need to look into? Will you need to search other states? These points are just some to consider when beginning your search. Are you an employer? Are you looking up your records to see what is out there? Employers and self-searches do not need to meet the same standards to request criminal records. There are free ways to get criminal records, depending on how much you want to look online. You can begin to freely look up recent arrests and offenders in custody, including convicts that have been released. Another option is to go to the courthouse or check court services online, including free searches. Some courts allow the public to request records but do not charge unless a copy is requested.
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  • Where can I find, in Louisiana, access to a police report on my DUI arrest?
    Depending on where it was, as in which police department, you can look up how to request a DUI report directly from their site's records webpage. Some departments have a policy of not charging for the first copy under some circumstances.
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  • Where can I find a business public record in Louisiana concerning 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.
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  • How can I determine if my husband has filed for divorce in Louisiana?
    Filing a divorce is similar to filing any other lawsuit. The divorce is filed with the court clerk, and most of them have an online civil case search. You can do these searches on your own with public access.
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  • How do I obtain a copy of a 911 call I made in Louisiana?
    You can call the East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's office to obtain a report copy.
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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 Latest Crime Records (Updated 06/22/2024)
  • Total Violent Crime:
    25,537
  • Murder And Nonnegligent Manslaughter:
    544
  • Rape:
    2,273
  • Robbery:
    4,025
  • Aggravated Assault:
    18,695
  • Total Property Crime:
    146,993
  • Burglary:
    26,918
  • Larceny Theft:
    109,359
  • Motor Vehicle Theft:
    10,716
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
  • 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
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