East Baton Rouge Parish Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Crime Numbers

East Baton Rouge Parish recorded 14 murders, 45 rapes, 209 robberies, and 225 aggravated assaults in 2017, the most recent year with a complete set of crime data. Incidences of property crimes that year include 1,175 burglaries, 6,557 larceny-thefts, and 381 motor vehicle thefts. Compared to 2013 figures, murder rate remained the same in the parish while rape (200%), aggravated assault (71.8%), larceny-theft (22.7%), and motor vehicle theft (178.1%) rates went up. The five-year crime trend in the county also shows that robbery (9.5%) and burglary (22.8%) rates went down between 2013 and 2017.

Criminal Records

The Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information of the Louisiana State Police is responsible for providing criminal background checks for all the parishes in the state. It offers fingerprint-based criminal history checks. Members of the public can conduct Internet Background Check on the website of the Louisiana State Police. Using this computerized system requires registering and then logging into the website.

Prospective employers can also request for criminal background checks by sending applications to the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information by mail. To use this method, send a completed General Disclosure form along with a completed Authorization form to:

Louisiana State Police
Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information
P.O. Box 66614 (Mail Slip A-6)
Baton Rouge, LA 70896

State and medical boards requesting criminal background checks should submit Rap Disclosure form in place of General Disclosure form. The Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information charges a processing fee of $26 for each criminal background check. Acceptable forms of payment include cashier's check, money order, and pre-printed business check. Credit card is accepted for in-person payment made at the Louisiana State Police Headquarters.

The Sheriff's Office is the primary law enforcement agency in East Baton Rouge Parish. It provides criminal and traffic reports upon request through its Records Division. Request for these records in person by visiting the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office at:

8900 Jimmy Wedell Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70807

Alternatively, send a written request to:

Attn: Criminal Records
East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office
P.O. Box 3277
Baton Rouge, LA 70821

The Sheriff's Office charges $7.50 for each traffic or criminal report. Fee is payable by check or money order when requesting for records by mail. Make your check or money order payable to EBRSO.

The Louisiana State Police maintains identifying records of convicted sex offenders and child predators living in East Baton Rouge Parish and other parishes in the state. Its statewide database is searchable online. Visit the Louisiana Sex Offender Registry and select East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office from the list on the page. You may also jump directly to the parish's sex offender registry mini-site. There, you can search for sex offenders living in East Baton Rouge Parish by name, phone number, email address, street address, zip code, and city.

The Sheriff's Office runs the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. This correctional facility is located at 2867 Brigadier General Isaac Smith Avenue, Scotlandville, LA. Its phone number is (225) 355-3311. The Sheriff's Office publishes a regularly updated inmate roster online that shows current inmates and individuals recent released from the correctional facility. The Prison's Inmate Accounts Department receives money sent to inmates and disburses these funds. Contact it by calling (225) 358-4076 to ask about sending money to individuals incarcerated in this facility.

Court Records

The highest trial court in East Baton Rouge Parish is the 19th Judicial District Court located at 300 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge. Its phone number is 225-389-3950. Contact the Administration Office of the court to request for court transcripts. Send a completed Request for Transcript form by email to kshortridge@brgov.com. Fees for transcript copies are available on this form. Make payment by check made out to the Judicial Expense Fund.

The 19th Judicial District Courthouse also houses the Parish's Family Court. It is located on the 4th floor of the building and its phone number is 225-389-4680. To request for copies of proceedings in the Family Court, complete the Request for Transcript Form and submit it in person or by fax or email to:

Mr. Ronnie Bullion
Court Administrator
300 North Boulevard, Suite 4122
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Phone: 225-389-4681
Fax: 225-3894952
Email: rbullion@familycourt.org

The East Baton Rouge Parish Juvenile Court is located:

8333 Veterans Memorial Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70807

Contact the Court's Judicial Administrator, by calling 225-354-1250, to request court records. There are also three City Courts, six Justice of the Peace Courts, and one Mayor's Court in East Baton Rouge Parish. Visit or call these courts to request their records. Below are their addresses and contact information:

Baker City Court
1320 Alabama Street, Baker, LA 70714
Phone: 225-778-1866
Fax: 225-774-6755

Baton Rouge City Court
233 St. Louis Street, Room 208,
P.O. Box 3438, Baton Rouge, LA 70821
Phone: 225-389-8870
Fax: 225-389-8871

Zachary City Court
5410 Main Street, Zachary, LA 70791
Phone: 225-654-0044
Fax: 225-654-1913

Justice of the Peace Ward 2 District 1
23845 Reames Road, Zachary, LA 70791
Phone: 225-654-2424

Justice of the Peace Ward 2 District 2
20529 Machost Road, Zachary, LA 70791
Phone: 225-658-9778

Justice of the Peace Ward 2 District 3
13470 Clark Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70807
Phone: 225-921-5061

Justice of the Peace Ward 3 District 1
18652 Loch Bend Avenue, Greenwell Springs, LA 70739
Phone: 225-926-9415

Justice of the Peace Ward 3 District 2
12728 Jefferson Hwy, Suite B, Baton Rouge, LA 70816
Phone: 225-751-8265

Justice of the Peace Ward 3 District 3
1010 Rue Crozat, Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Phone: 225-769-2383

City of Central Mayor's Court
13421 Hooper Road, Suite 9, Central, LA 70818
Phone: 225-261-5988
Fax: 225-261-0811

Vital Records

Certified copies of Judgement of Divorce for divorces finalized in East Baton Rouge Parish are available from the Public Service Department of the Office of the Clerk of Court. Contact this Department about obtaining copies of your divorce judgement by calling 225-389-3950. Contact the Public Service Department using the same phone number if requesting copies of a marriage certificate.

Birth and death certificates are available at the East Baton Rouge Clerk of Court's Office. To obtain these vital records, come to:

Government Building/City Hall
222 St. Louis Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

This office opens to the public from Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. It accepts cash and credit card payments for walk-in requests. You can also request for these vital records by submitting an Application for Certified Copy of Birth/Death Certificate.

The fee for each birth certificate is $34 while each pair of birth certificate and birth card costs $48. Each death certificate costs $24. Note that the East Baton Rouge Clerk of Court's Office only has death records from June 2012 to the present. For older records, contact the state Vital Records Registry at:

325 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70160
Phone: (504) 219-4500