Louisiana Judicial Administrator

Court Records

State office

Judicial Administrator

Judicial Council of the Supreme Court

Address
400 Royal Street, Suite 1190 New Orleans, LA 70130-8101
Phone
504-310-2550
Fax
504-310-2587
Hours
9AM-5PM

Records Available:

Supervised by the Louisiana Judicial Administrator, Louisiana public court records are maintained by each specific court; there is no central repository or index of records, and few online resources. The clerk of court office of each individual court maintains their own records which include notary, marriage, divorce, wills, deeds, defaults, arrest, police, criminal, military, property, business and civil records. Most civil and felony records are located at one of the 43 district courts, which have jurisdiction over all civil and criminal cases.

Louisiana  Court Record Availability

Trial court information must be obtained from the parish level courts.

Access to Louisiana Court Records

Retrieving Records

The Louisiana Judicial Administrator overses the state supreme court, five courts of appeal, 43 district courts, five family or juvenile courts, 49 city courts, and three parish courts. For Louisiana public court records, contact the Office of the Clerk of Court of the specific court in which the case was heard by telephone, mail or email. The Louisiana Supreme Court publishes a summary index of their decisions online, and some district courts are starting online publishing.

Cost

The costs for Louisiana public records start at $5. Summaries of a few supreme court and district cases are available online for free.

Years Available

Louisiana court records date back to the 1800s. Very old cases are found at the State Archives; some case decision summaries since 1996 are available online.