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Calcasieu County, LA Public Records

Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, is home to the Creole Nature Trail, popularly known as the ‘Louisiana Outback.’ Calcasieu Parish public records are available to public requesters per the Louisiana public records law. Record seekers may obtain vital records from the Calcasieu Parish Clerk of Court. The office keeps and provides birth and death records to eligible requesters, i.e., the registrant, immediate family members, parents, people with legal authorization, and an individual named as the beneficiary on a deceased person's insurance policy. The office accepts in-person and mailed requests. Any birth or death records before 2012 must be mailed requests. In addition, the office charges a fee for each record. Alternatively, inquirers may obtain birth and death records from the Louisiana Bureau of Vital Records and Statistics. Only eligible record seekers may obtain these records. Birth records only become public 100 years after birth, and death records 50 years after death. Record seekers can find these records at the Louisiana State Archives. Calcasieu Parish marriage and divorce records are available from the Clerk of Court. The individual can make an in-person or mailed request to the office, indicating the marriage or divorce details. For example, names of the parties, filing or judgment date, marriage license number, and place of the event. The office charges a fee for every record. Calcasieu Parish property records are available from the Assessor's Office. The office has an online records search platform for public record seekers. Individuals can search using criteria such as parcel number, subdivision, property address, and township. 

Courts in Calcasieu County

Court Records in Calcasieu County, Louisiana

Calcasieu Parish court records are for the various courts serving the Parish. They include the Justice of Peace Courts, Mayor's, City, Juvenile, District, and Magistrate Courts. Court records in the Parish are available from the Calcasieu Parish Clerk of Court's office. The office is the main custodian of court records, providing access to non-confidential records to requesters with reasonable intent. Record seekers can make in-person requests for copies or a records search. The office charges for both services and sends copies via fax. Alternatively, record seekers may use the online Case Search Tool to access case records for the Parish. Individuals must create an account to conduct case searches.

Court Name:
118 W. Mill St.
Lake Charles
500 N. Huntington St.

Jails and Prisons in Calcasieu County

Find Inmate Search and Jail Records in Calcasieu County, Louisiana

Calcasieu Parish inmate records are for those incarcerated at the Parish's Correctional Facility. The Corrections Department of the Sheriff's Office handles activities for the facility. However, though the office's website has a link to an inmate roster, it does not provide the information. Instead, the inmate roster is courtesy of the LCLE or Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice. The inmate roster allows record seekers to filter results using the alphabet. The innate list provides the name, date of birth, gender, race, and arrest date of the inmate. Calcasieu Parish has eight jails and prisons, with one jail and prison per 132 square miles.

Jails and Prisons Name:
5410 East Broad Street
Lake Charles
3615 East Prien Lake Road, PO Box 2073
Lake Charles
5300 East Broad Street
Lake Charles

Police Departments and Sheriff Offices in Calcasieu County

Arrest Records in Calcasieu County, Louisiana

Calcasieu Parish arrest records are available through the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office. The office provides a streamlined record request process by partnering with a third-party provider, GovQA. The partnership gives record seekers access to arrest records online by creating an account and making the request. Individuals can use the account to receive records and check on the progress of their requests. Alternatively, individuals may make requests via mail to the office. Calcasieu Parish has 13 police departments, with one police department per 81 square miles. The county has a crime rate of 41.05 per 1,000 residents. 

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