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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Public Records Requests

In accordance with the Louisiana Public Records Law, La. Rev. Stat. § 44:1, et seq., the City of New Orleans strives to promptly release public records.


  • Paper: Copies @ $0.50 page.
  • Electronic: Base fee of $25 for records copied onto a compact disc.
  • Delivery: Additional delivery/postage fees may apply depending on form and/or bulk of delivery.
  • Additional Fees: Additional service fees may apply depending on the scope of the request.

Vital Records

Birth, death, and marriage records for Orleans Parish less than 100 years old are maintained by the Department of Health and Hospitals, Louisiana Vital Records Registry.  Copies of divorce decrees are maintained by the Clerk of Court in the parish where the divorce was granted.

Orleans Parish birth records more than 100 years old; Orleans Parish death records more than 50 years; and Orleans Parish marriage records more than 50 years old are maintained by the Louisiana Secretary of State, State Archives.

Police Records

For accident reports or incident reports prepared by the New Orleans Police Department please visit NOPD’s Records and Identification Division.

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Last updated: 4/28/2016 10:24:09 AM

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