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St. Mary Parish Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are St. Mary Parish Arrest Records?

St. Mary Parish arrest records are official records of arrests generated by law enforcement agencies in the parish. All arrest records contain information about a person's apprehension and detention by city and parish law enforcement agencies for an alleged crime. The information available on arrest records include:

  • Name of the subject
  • Details of the charge
  • Photograph(s) of the subject
  • The subject's fingerprints

The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office maintains arrest records of all individuals living in the parish. Arrest records are also generated by; Berwick Police Department, Franklin Police Department, Morgan City Police Department, and Patterson Police Department, who all serve the parish. The arrest records generated by the law enforcement agency are available to all residents. The office address of the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office is:

500, Main Street
Fourth Floor
Franklin, LA 70538
Phone: (337) 828-1960

Crime Statistics

According to the crime data collected in 2017 from the law enforcement agencies which serve St. Mary Parish, there were 891 crimes reported in the parish. Of this total, 763 were non-violent crimes, and 128 were violent crimes. This data translates to approximately 252 violent crimes and 1404.7 property crimes per 100,000 residents. In contrast, the state experienced about 538 violent crimes and 3,276.0 property crimes per 100,000 residents.

What are St. Mary Parish Criminal Records?

Criminal records are official documents that describe a person's criminal history. Information on criminal records begins when law enforcement agencies call an individual for questioning up to the time of court sentencing. In Louisiana, another name for criminal records is the rap sheet.

Under the Louisiana Public Records Act, criminal records are open for public inspection. Criminal records in Louisiana are usually more detailed than arrest records. The information available to the public include:

  • Full name and aliases of the individual
  • Date of birth
  • Age, sex, race, and body characteristics
  • Information about previous arrests and convictions
  • Photograph
  • Pending indictments
  • Both past and current arrest warrants

How Do I Get St. Mary Parish Criminal Records?

Anyone who needs criminal records in St. Mary Parish can write to any law enforcement agency in the parish. Agencies such as the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office and city police departments maintain criminal records. The address of the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office is:

500, Main Street
Fourth Floor
Franklin, LA 70538
Phone: (337) 828-1960

Several other jurisdictions at the state level also maintain criminal records. Examples of such include state courthouses, parish courthouses, parish and city jails, et cetera. People can also write to any of these agencies for criminal records.

How to Find St. Mary Parish Sex Offender Information

The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office publishes sex offender information online. Information about sex offenders is available for free to all residents in and around the parish area. People living in the parish can search for sex offenders by name, zip codes, city, house address, and phone number.

The Sheriff's Office also created a platform for mail subscriptions. Anyone can request for free updates on sex offender information. Mail alerts can also help residents ensure their safety by monitoring sex offenders' movements in the parish.

How Do I Visit an Inmate in St. Mary Parish Jail?

The St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center provides both on-site and remote visiting privileges to inmates and visitors. Anyone who wants to visit an inmate will need to fill an application form. The facility demands honest and accurate information from potential visitors. Incorrect data may lead to forfeiture of visiting privileges.

Each inmate has fifteen minutes to one-hour visiting privileges once a week. Individuals visiting from a far distance may spend extended periods. For more information about visiting schedules and jail rules, contact the parish jail at (337) 836-5520. The facility address is:

9311, Highway
90 West South Frontage
Centerville, LA 70522

Where and How to Find St. Mary Parish Inmate Information

Information on all inmates detained in the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center is available at the sheriff's official website. The jail roster contains a list of all inmates in chronological order. All the information available for public view include:

  • Inmate's name
  • Mugshot
  • Booking I.D. number
  • Booking date
  • Criminal charges
  • Bail bond

Requesters can click on each inmate's profile to view additional information such as age, gender, race, and the law enforcement agency responsible for the inmate's arrest. Information such as bail bonds may change when an inmate appears in court. There is also an option to search inmates by name. Information on released inmates is also available on the website.

What are St. Mary Parish Court Records?

St. Mary Parish court records are documents generated by all courts in the parish. Court records are generally public records in Louisiana unless otherwise stated in the Louisiana Public Records Act. Requesters can, therefore, access non-confidential information by forwarding a request to the record-keeper.

The St. Mary Parish Clerk of Courts is the custodian of all court records in the parish. To request court records, individuals may choose to search records via the Clerk of Court's official website, send a mail, or visit the office in person. People who wish to search for records online will need to sign up or log in to the e-search service available on the website.

The office address is:

500, Main Street
Second Floor
Franklin, LA 70538
Phone: (337) 828-4100
E-mail: stmaryclerk@teche.net
Fax: (337) 828-2509

Location of All Courts in St. Mary Parish

St. Mary 16th Judicial District Court
St. Mary Parish Courthouse
500, Main Street
P.O. Drawer 1231,
Franklin, LA 70538
Phone: (337) 828-4100 ext. 200
Fax: (337) 828-2509

City Court of Morgan City
7261, Hwy 182 East
P.O. Box 1577
Morgan City, LA 70381
Phone: (985) 384-2718
Fax: (985) 384-7519

Franklin City Court
508, 1/2 Second Street
Franklin, LA 70538
Phone: (337) 828-3858
Fax: (337) 413-1180

Justice of the Peace Ward 1
293, Eves Street
Jeanerette, LA 70544
Phone: (337) 276-7092
Phone: (337) 339-2676

Justice of the Peace Ward 2
4683, Hwy 83
Franklin, LA 70538
Phone: (337) 940-1027

Justice of the Peace Ward 4
P.O. Box 175
Centerville, LA 70522
Phone: (337) 923-1217

Justice of the Peace Ward 5
1008, Delmar Road
Morgan City, LA 70380
Phone: (985) 397-3794

Justice of the Peace Ward 7
223, Gibbs Road
Franklin, LA 70538
Phone: (337) 923-0677

Justice of the Peace Ward 8
210, Jones Street
Berwick, LA 70342
Phone: (985) 385-6101

Justice of the Peace Ward 9
P.O. Box 1041
Amelia, LA 70340
Phone: (985) 631-1014

Justice of the Peace Ward 10
P.O. Box 876
Baldwin, LA 70514
Phone: (337) 578-7626

Baldwin Mayor's Court
800, Main Street
P.O. Box 800
Baldwin, LA 70514
Phone: (337) 923-7523
Fax: (337) 923-7524

Berwick Mayor's Court
3225, 3rd Street
P.O. Box 486
Berwick, LA 70342
Phone: (985) 384-8858
Fax: (985) 384-8873

Patterson Mayor's Court
1314, Main Street
P.O. Box 367
Patterson, LA 70392
Phone: (985) 395-5205
Fax: (985) 395-8305

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What are St. Mary Parish Vital Records?

St. Mary Parish vital records are files created by state and local government agencies that contain information on significant events that occur in a person's life, from birth till death. Vital records include birth certificates, marriage certificates, divorce, certificates, and death certificates.

In the State of Louisiana, most vital records are not public records and are only available to eligible individuals. Eligible individuals include the subject of the record, close relatives, and legal counsel. Earlier records are available at the Louisiana State Archives and are public records.

Individuals can access vital records by contacting the Louisiana Health Department Bureau of Vital Records and Statistics. The agency charges a fee for a record search and to obtain copies. The agency headquarters is at:

P.O. Box 60630
New Orleans, LA 70160
Phone: (504) 568-5152

Where and How to Get St. Mary Parish Divorce Records

St. Mary Parish divorce records are available at the St. Mary Parish Clerk of Courts' office. Persons in need of copies can write to this jurisdiction via mail or obtain request forms at the parish courthouse. The office address of the St. Mary Parish Clerk of Courts is:

500, Main Street
Second Floor
Franklin, LA 70538
Phone: (337) 828-4100
E-mail: stmaryclerk@teche.net
Fax: (337) 828-2509

Divorce records are also available at the Louisiana State Archives. The office address is:

3851, Essen Lane
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Phone: (225) 922-1000

Where and How to Get St. Mary Parish Marriage Records

The Office of the Clerk of Courts in St. Mary Parish maintains marriage records. Only records of marriage events that occurred in the parish are available with the Clerk of Courts. Requesters are to forward requests by mail or in-person to obtain copies of marriage certificates. The office address is:

500, Main Street
Second Floor
Franklin, LA 70538
Phone: (337) 828-4100
E-mail: stmaryclerk@teche.net
Fax: (337) 828-2509

In St. Mary Parish, people receive two certified copies of marriage certificates when they obtain a marriage license. Costs for obtaining a marriage license is $33. Marriage certificates become public records after 50 years of obtaining a marriage license.

Where and How to Get St. Mary Parish Birth Records

The Bureau of Vital Records and Statistics maintains birth records in Louisiana. Long-form birth certificates cost $15, and the cost of short-form birth certificates is $9.00 each. The state agency charges an additional $0.50 for mail transactions. The office address of the state agency is:

P.O. Box 60630
New Orleans, LA 70160
Phone: (504) 568-5152

The state transfers birth certificates that are up to 100 years to the Louisiana State Archives. There, birth records become public records and are available to all individuals. The address of the state archives is:

3851, Essen Lane
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Phone: (225) 922-1000

Where and How to Get St. Mary Parish Death Records

Death Records are available at the Bureau of Vital Records and Statistics. Each copy costs $7.00 plus an additional $0.50 mail charge. The office address of the Bureau of Vital Records and Statistics is:

P.O. Box 60630
New Orleans, LA 70160
Phone: (504) 568-5152

Death Certificates become public records after 50 years of a person’s demise. Anyone in need of earlier death records can contact the Louisiana State Archives. The address is:

3851, Essen Lane
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Phone: (225) 922-1000