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Louisiana Background Check Resources

Background checks are governed by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Most state laws concerning public records and background checks are very liberal and straightforward. In the State of Louisiana, public records are readily available to anyone wishing to obtain them through appropriate official state agency channels. Background checks are instrumental in the parties' ability to enter into various legally binding contracts, and as such, are always a good idea. Background checks generally require a written permission prior to performing the inquiry. Occasionally, it is possible to obtain such reports without permission, but the results may lack in-depth details.

If the background check adversely affects the consumer, the party accessing public records must provide a copy of the report and a summary of the consumer's rights under FCRA, and allow the consumer reasonable time to contest the report. Due to the increasing threat of identity theft, some states (i. e. California) may now require the employer to provide a copy of the background check report to the consumer regardless of its content.

Call the telephone numbers listed below (or visit the listed websites) to learn how to access the specific background check information you're seeking. Public information may be accessible online or by phone, mail or in person.

It's always best to call before sending written inquiries in order to obtain exact addressing/ordering information.

LOUISIANA STATE INFORMATION HOT LINE:
(225) 342-6600

LOUISIANA STATE WEB SITE:
www.state.la.us

Governor's Office

Attorney General's Office

Legislative Records

State Archives
Criminal Records
Louisiana State Police Dept.
Bureau of Criminal Investigation
7979 Independence Blvd.
Baton Rouge LA 70806
(225) 925-6095
(225) 925-7005
www.lsp.org

E-CriminalBackgroundCheck.net

Driving Records
Department of Public Safety and Corrections
Office of Motor Vehicles
PO Box 64886
Baton Rouge LA 70896
(225) 925-6388
(225) 925-6915 (fax)
www.expresslane.org


Vehicle Ownership Information
Department of Public Safety and Corrections
Office of Motor Vehicles
PO Box 64884
Baton Rouge LA 70896
(225) 925-4955
(225) 925-4256 (fax)

Vital Statistics
PO Box 60630
New Orleans LA 70160
(504) 568-5152
(504) 568-8353 (fax)


Workers Compensation Information
Office of Workers Compensation
Department of Labor
1001 N 23rd
Baton Rouge LA 70804
(800) 201-3457
(225) 342-7582 (fax)
www.laworks.net

It's always best to call before sending written inquiries in order to obtain exact addressing/ordering information.

Note: Government agencies are continually updating and expanding online access to their records; consequently, this page is continually updated and expanded. Check back for the latest information!

City-County Cross Index

Acadia Parish
P.O. Box 922
Crowley, LA 70527-0922
(337) 788-8881

Allen Parish Clerk of Court
P.O. Box 248
Oberlin, LA 70655-0248
(337) 639-4351

Ascension Parish Clerk of Court
P.O. Box 192
Donaldsonville, LA 70346-0192
(225) 473-9866

Assumption Parish Clerk of Court
P.O. Drawer 249
Napoleonville, LA 70390
(985) 369-6653

Avoyelles Parish Clerk of Court
P.O. Box 196
Marksville, LA 71351
(318) 253-7523

Beauregard Parish Clerk of Court
P.O. Box 100
De Ridder, LA 70634
(337) 463-8595

Bienville Parish Clerk of Court
601 Locust St., Room 100
Arcadia, LA 71001
(318) 263-2123

Bossier Parish Clerk of Court
P.O. Box 430
Benton, LA 71006-0430
(318) 965-2336

Caddo Parish Clerk of Court
501 Texas St., Room 103
Shreveport, LA 71101
(318) 226-6786

ONLINE: Property Assessor
www.caddoassessor.org/cgi-bin/pub_search.pl

Calcasieu Parish Clerk of Court
P.O. Box 1030
Lake Charles, LA 70602
(337) 437-3550

Caldwell Parish Clerk of Court
P.O. Box 1327
Columbia, LA 71418
(318) 649-2272

Cameron Parish Clerk of Court
P.O. Box 549
Cameron, LA 70631
(337) 775-5316

Catahoula Parish Clerk of Court
P.O. Box 198
Harrisonburg, LA 71340-0198
(318) 744-5222

Claiborne Parish Clerk of Court
P.O. Box 330
Homer, LA 71040
(318) 927-9601

Concordia Parish Clerk of Court
P.O. Box 790
Vidalia, LA 71373-0790
(318) 336-4204

De Soto Parish Clerk of Court
P.O. Box 1206
Mansfield, LA 71052
(318) 872-3110

East Baton Rouge Parish Clerk of Court
222 Saint Louis St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
(225) 389-3950

City of Baton Rouge Court Records, Warrants

East Carroll Parish Clerk of Court
400 1st St.
Lake Providence, LA 71254-2616
(318) 559-2399

East Feliciana Parish Clerk of Court
P.O. Drawer 599
Clinton, LA 70722-0599
(225) 683-5145

Evangeline Parish Clerk
P.O. Drawer 347
Ville Platte, LA 70586-0347
(337) 363-5671

Franklin Parish Clerk of Court
P.O. Box 1564
Winnsboro, LA 71295-2750
(318) 435-5133

Grant Parish
P.O. Box 263
Colfax, LA 71417
(318) 627-3246

Iberia Parish Clerk of Court
300 Iberia St., 1st Floor
New Iberia, LA 70562-2010
(337) 365-7282

Iberville Parish Clerk of Court
P.O. Box 423
Plaquemine, LA 70765
(225) 687-5160

Jackson Parish Clerk of Court
P.O. Box 730
Jonesboro, LA 71251
(318) 259-2424

Jefferson Davis Parish Clerk of Court
P.O. Box 799
Jennings, LA 70546
(337) 824-8340

Jefferson Parish Clerk of Court
P.O. Box 10
Gretna, LA 70054
(504) 364-2611

Lafayette Parish Clerk of Court
P.O. Box 2009
Lafayette, LA 70502
(337) 291-6400

ONLINE: Lafayette Parish 15th District Court
www.lafayetteparishclerk.com
(civil and criminal case index)

Property Assessor
www.lafayetteassessor.com/search.html

Lafourche Parish Clerk of Court
P.O. Drawer 5548
Thibodaux, LA 70302
(985) 447-4841

LaSalle Parish Clerk of Court
P.O. Box 1316
Jena, LA 71342
(318) 992-2158

Lincoln Parish Clerk of Court
P.O. Box 924
Ruston, LA 71273-0924
(318) 251-5130

Livingston Parish Clerk of Court
P.O. Box 1150
Livingston, LA 70754
(225) 686-2216

Madison Parish Clerk of Court
P.O. Box 1710
Tallulah, LA 71282-3840
(318) 574-0655

Morehouse Parish
P.O. Box 1543
Bastrop, LA 71220-1543
(318) 281-3343

Natchitoches Parish
P.O. Box 476
Natchitoches, LA 71458-0476
(318) 352-8152

Orleans Parish
421 Loyola Ave., Rm. 402
New Orleans, LA 70112-2114
(504) 592-9100

Ouachita Parish
P.O. Box 1862
Monroe, LA 71210-1862
(318) 327-1444

Plaquemines Parish
P.O. Box 129
Point a la Hache, LA 70082
(504) 392-4969

Point Coupee Parish
P.O. Box 86
New Roads, LA 70760
(225) 638-9596

Rapides Parish
P.O. Box 952
Alexandria, LA 71309-0952
(318) 473-8153

Red River Parish
P.O. Box 485
Coushatta, LA 71019-8537
(318) 932-6741

Richland Parish
P.O. Box 119
Rayville, LA 71269
(318) 728-4171

Sabine Parish
P.O. Box 419
Many, LA 71449-0419
(318) 256-6223

Saint Bernard Parish
P.O. Box 1746
Chalmette, LA 70044
(504) 271-3434

Saint Charles Parish
P.O. Box 424
Hahnville, LA 70057-0302
(985) 783-6632

Saint Helena Parish
P.O. Box 308
Greensburg, LA 70441
(225) 222-4514

Saint James Parish
P.O. Box 63
Convent, LA 70723-0063
(225) 562-7496

Saint John the Baptist Parish
1801 W. Airline Hwy.
La Place, LA 70068
(985) 497-3331

Saint Landry Parish
Court & Landry Sts.
Opelousas, LA 70570
(337) 942-5606

Saint Martin Parish
P.O. Box 308
Saint Martinville, LA 70582
(337) 394-2210

Saint Mary Parish
P.O. Drawer 1231
Franklin, LA 70538-6198
(337) 828-4100 X200

Saint Tammany Parish
P.O. Box 1090
Covington, LA 70434-1090
(985) 809-8700

Tangipahoa Parish
P.O. Box 667
Amite, LA 70422
(985) 748-4146

Tensas Parish
Courthouse Square
P.O. Box 78
Saint Joseph, LA 71366
(318) 766-3921

Terrebonne Parish
P.O. Box 1569
Houma, LA 70361
(985) 868-5660

Union Parish
Courthouse Building
100 E. Bayou St., Suite 105
Farmerville, LA 71241
(318) 368-3055

Vermilion Parish
P.O. Box 790
Abbeville, LA 70511-0790
(337) 898-1992

Vernon Parish
P.O. Box 40
Leesville, LA 71446
(337) 238-1384

Washington Parish
P.O. Box 607
Franklinton, LA 70438
(985) 839-4663

Webster Parish
P.O. Box 370
Minden, LA 71058
(318) 371-0366

West Baton Rouge Parish
P.O. Box 107
Port Allen, LA 70767
(225) 383-0378

West Carroll Parish
P.O. Box 1078
Oak Grove, LA 71263
(318) 428-3281

West Feliciana Parish
Courthouse
P.O. Box 1843
Saint Francisville, LA 70775
(225) 635-3794

DID YOU KNOW...

The Investigative Directories page of Background Check Gateway is one of the most comprehensive public records directories on the Internet.

Winn Parish
101 Main St., Room 103
Winnfield, LA 71483-0951
(318) 628-3515