St. Tammany Parish Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Crime Numbers

The Statistical Analysis Center of the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice collates crime data for all parishes in the state. Its latest crime statistics reports are for the year 2017. In that year, St. Tammany Parish recorded 247 violent crimes and 1,795 property crimes. In comparison to the 2013 crime figures for the parish, the violent crime rate rose by 19.3% while property crime rate shrank by 13.7%.

A closer look at reported Part I crimes for the parish shows that there were 12 murders, 29 rapes, 17 robberies, and 189 aggravated assaults in 2017. St. Tammany Parish also recorded 412 burglaries, 1,264 larcenies, and 119 motor vehicle thefts in the same period. The most recent five-year crime trend for the parish indicates a 625% spike in rape cases (mostly due to the expanded definition of the crime in the intervening years) and a 7.4% rise in aggravated assault rate. In the same period, robbery (37%), burglary (20%), larceny (10.5%), and motor vehicle theft (21.2%) rates fell.

Criminal Records

Louisiana is a closed record state which means criminal history reports are only provided to authorized agencies or individuals requesting personal criminal history records. The Department of Public Safety of the Louisiana State Police (LSP) provides criminal history reports for all parishes in the state. Individuals in St. Tammany Parish can request criminal history records from the state police in person and by mail.

The processing cost for each request is $26 plus an additional $10 for fingerprinting when making a request in person. For an in-person request, visit the Louisiana State Police Headquarters at:

7919 Independence Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Come along with a money order or cashier's/business check for the appropriate fees. Make the check or money order payable to the Department of Public Safety, LSP. A valid state-issued ID or driver's license is also required to complete the request. The office is open from Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Requests submitted before 3:00 p.m. are fulfilled the same day.

Each request must be accompanied by a set of fingerprints, a completed authorization form, a completed rap disclosure form, and a money order or cashier's/business check for the fee. Send the request by mail to:

Bureau of Criminal Identification
P.O. Box 66614
Mail Slip A-6
Baton Rouge, LA 70896

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office (STPSO) provides local criminal history records about arrests made in the parish. The fee for each criminal record request depends on the purpose of the request and ranges from $15 to $30. To obtain a copy of criminal history records provided by the STPSO, submit a request online at the Sheriff's Office Public Records Center page or visit any of the Sheriff's Office locations in the parish. These include:

Justice Center
701 North Columbia
Covington, LA 70433

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Administrative Building
Counter and Drive-Up Kiosk
300 Brownswitch Road
Slidell, LA 70458

The Sheriff's Office attends to these requests Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and accepts cash, check, and money order for copy fee.

The STPSO also provides incident and accident reports for events that occurred in the parish. Copies of incident reports cost $10 for the first 20 pages and 50 cents for each additional page. Accident reports cost $7.50 per copy. Contact either of the STPSO locations at the addresses provided above to request for copies of these reports.

The LSP also provides accident reports for the parish. Copies of these reports can be purchased online or at the local LSP Troop office located at:

2600 North Causeway Boulevard
Mandeville, LA 70471
(985) 893-6250

To obtain an accident report in person at the local Troop Office, bring along a completed Crash Request Form and a processing fee of $8.50. For further inquiries, call (225) 925-6156.

The LSP maintains a central database of registered sex offenders and child predators in Louisiana including those living in St. Tammany Parish. It makes this registry available to the general public online. Visit the Louisiana Sex Offender Registry website and select St. Tammany Parish to search for registered sex offenders living within the parish. Citizens can also search the registry by name, street address, or cities in the parish.

Jail Information

St. Tammany Parish Jail is the only detention facility in the parish and is maintained by the Sheriff's Office. The jail is situated at the Justice Center, the same location as the Sheriff's Office, in Covington. Friends and family can fund inmates’ accounts by sending money orders via mail. Indicate the inmate's name, dorm number, bed or cell number on a money order before sending it. To find these information, contact the jail at (985) 276-1000. Send the money order to:

P.O. Box 3135
Covington, LA 70434

Inmate Records

The STPSO provides an inmate roster on its website to help the public locate individuals currently held at the parish jail. Select ‘current inmates’ on the page to view inmates’ booking details and mugshots. There is a search tool on the page to help locate inmates by name or booking number. The STPSO also provides a list of inmates released in the last 48 hours from the facility.

Court Records

St. Tammany Parish courts belong to the state's 22nd Judicial District Court. The parish’s primary trial court is the District Court. While it has general jurisdiction over all cases, it typically only handles appeal cases from lower courts. The other lower courts in the parish include the City Court, Justice of the Peace Courts, and the Mayor's Courts. The addresses of these courts in the parish are:

St. Tammany 22nd Judicial District Court - Courthouse
St. Tammany Parish Justice Center
701 North Columbia Street
P.O. Box 1090
Covington, LA 70434
(985) 809-8700

St. Tammany 22nd Judicial District Court - Slidell Annex
St. Tammany Administrative Complex
520 Old Spanish Trail
Slidell, LA 70458
(985) 643-6969

City Court of Slidell
501 Bouscaren Street
Slidell, LA 70459
(985) 643-1274

Justice of the Peace Ward 1
73477 Tammy Lane
Covington, LA 70434
(985) 892-4486

Justice of the Peace Ward 1
P.O. Box 1322
Mandeville, LA 70470
(985) 630-8316

Justice of the Peace Ward 2
P.O. Box 814
Folsom, LA 70437
(985) 264-0786

Justice of the Peace Ward 2
80414 North Willie Road
Folsom, LA 70437
(985) 796-1860

Justice of the Peace Ward 3
73477 Tammy Lane
Covington, LA 70435
(985) 892-4486

Justice of the Peace Ward 4
225 St. Ann Drive
Mandeville, LA 70471
(985) 624-6635

Justice of the Peace Ward 4
P.O. Box 1322
Mandeville, LA 70470
(985) 630-8316

Justice of the Peace Ward 5
31392 Cowart-Bush Road
Bush, LA 70431
(985) 886-2030

Justice of the Peace Ward 6
35313 Herman Singletary Road
Pearl River, LA 70452
(985) 256-7003

Justice of the Peace Ward 7
59233 Pine Bay Lane
Lacombe, LA 70445
(985) 882-6861

Justice of the Peace Ward 8
100 Galeria Boulevard
Suite 3
Slidell, LA 70458
(985) 288-5429

Justice of the Peace Ward 10
P.O. Box 833
Abita Springs, LA 70420
(985) 237-0186

Justice of the Peace Ward 10
23495 Silver Springs Drive
Abita Springs, LA 70420
(985) 892-6450

Abita Springs Mayor's Court
22161 Level Street
P.O. Box 596
Abita Springs, LA 70420
(985) 892-0711

Covington Mayor's Court
222 East Kirkland Street
P.O. Box 1059
Covington, LA 70434
(985) 892-8500

Folsom Mayor's Court
82341 Railroad Avenue
P.O. Box 609
Folsom, LA 70437
(985) 796-3300

Madisonville Mayor's Court
403 St. Francis Street
P.O. Box 160
Madisonville, LA 70447
(985) 845-7311

Mandeville Mayor's Court
3101 East Causeway Approach,
Mandeville, LA 70448
(985) 626-3144

Pearl River Mayor's Court
39460 Willis Alley
P.O. Box 1270
Pearl River, LA 70452
(985) 863-5800

Sun Mayor's Court
30285 Lock #3 Road
P.O. Box 818
Sun, LA 70463
(985) 886-5500

The St. Tammany Parish Clerk of Court maintains the records for all courts in the parish. These case records are accessible online at the Clerk's website via its Odyssey WebROAportal. Registration and a subscription plan are required to access case files on the portal. Alternatively, contact the Clerk of the Court’s Office at the St. Tammany Parish Justice Center or call (985) 809-8700 to obtain certified copies of court records.

Vital Records

St. Tammany Parish divorce records are maintained by the Clerk of Court. To obtain certified copies of these divorce records contact the Clerk's Office at the Justice Center at the address provided above.

Records of marriages that occurred in St. Tammany Parish are also maintained by the parish's Clerk of Court. Contact the Clerk's Office to obtain certified copies of St. Tammany Parish marriage records.

St. Tammany Parish birth and death records are maintained by the State Registrar and Vital Records Office of the Louisiana Department of Health. A requests for copies of a birth or death certificate must include a completed application, the appropriate fees, and a valid photo ID. The office accepts requests by mail or in person. A copy of a short-form birth certificate costs $15 the fee for a death certificate is $7. Bring these documents and fees to the Vital Records Central Office located at:

1450 Poydras Street
Suite 400
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 593-5100

The Office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (except state holidays). Cash, check, and money order are acceptable forms of payment for in-person requests.

Alternatively, mail them to:

Vital Records Registry
P.O. Box 60630
New Orleans, LA 70160

Note, mail-in requests cost an additional 50 cents for each application. Enclose a check or money order payable to "Louisiana Vital Records".

A requester can also request these records in person from the Office of the St. Tammany Parish Clerk of Court at the Justice Center. The Clerk’s Office charges $34 for each long-form birth certificate and $26 for each death certificate.