With the governor's signature on Act No. 733 (HB1060), effective August 15, 2010, certain mandated fees are to take affect at the District Courts in Louisiana. The Act sets the following fees: Copy Fee - $1.00; Certification of Copies - $5.00; Criminal History Search - $20.00; Extract of Court Minutes - $10.00. There was no mention of civil record searches in the Act.
Prior to effective date, most courts charge $10.00 or $15.00 for a criminal record search. Several courts we spoke to by telephone were not aware of the price increase, so it is uncertain how soon or widespread this mandate will take affect. The specific copy and certification fees mentioned in the Act are already in place for nearly 90% of the courts.