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What are my rights to examine public records?

The right to examine public records was initially established by the Louisiana Legislature which...

What is a "Public Record"?

There is no definition of what constitutes a “public record” in the constitution so it is totally a...

Does the Attorney General's Office offer training or education on the Louisiana Public Records Law?

Yes, an Assistant Attorney General is usually available to present information on the Louisiana...

How much do I have to pay for a public records request?

There is no cost to submit a public records request or to receive documents that exist...

Can I inspect records in person?

Yes, a citizen may inspect copies of records and may bring a handheld scanner or camera to take...

Is there any information of public bodies that cannot be viewed by the public?

Remember that Article XII, Section 3, provides the right to inspect or examine public documents...

Contact for the Louisiana Secretary of State Business Services

The Louisiana Secretary of State maintains the business filings of registered business entities....

Contact for the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections

For public records requests regarding state law enforcement, Louisiana State Police, the Office...

Contact for the Louisiana Division of Administration

The Offices of the Division of Administration are as follows: Office of the...

How long do I have to wait for my Public Records request to be acknowledged?

An agency must respond to the request within three working days of receipt. La. R.S. 44:35 allows...

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