Are Louisiana Public Records Free?
When it comes to public records, each state has created its own way of deciding what is available and what is not. Part of that includes documents that are simply excluded on the grounds of being too personal. Others have to do with cost, and how easy it is to obtain these records.
Louisiana public records vary. In some cases the information they have is available for free. In other cases, you need to pay a small fee to view it. Making copies can also have cost. Copies of death certificates, for example, can cost around $7.00. Costs of birth certificates can vary between short and long form, but a short form costs about $9.00 while a long form costs $15.00.
With all of the Louisiana public records you may be looking for, it depends on the type of record, where you are accessing it from, and whether or not you need a copy. Yet with most records, the cost of Louisiana is still fairly low, and you can request the cost of the record be lowered if you can argue that the document truly is a matter of public interest. It simply depends on what you need, and the work you need to do to obtain it.