Public Records Requests

The Calcasieu Parish District Attorney’s Office is dedicated to providing citizens access to public records. Please use these directions to aid you in requesting public records or disposition letters. All public records request must be made in writing on one of the provided forms. Providing accurate contact information for the requesting party is especially important. If you are unsure about dates or charges, please provide as much information as possible.

 

Dispostion Letters


If you are attempting to receive a disposition letter for all or some of your charges, please fill out the Disposition Letter Request Form below. Disposition letters are provided by our Office free of charge. After the form has been completed, please mail or e-mail to the addresses below.

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Public Records Request


If you are attempting to receive public records, please fill out the Public Records Request Form below. After the form has been completed, please mail or e-mail to the addresses at the bottom of this page. Fees for public records are $1.00 per page and for videos $15.00 for the first disc and $10.00 for each subsequent disc. 

 

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Please return by mail to:

 

Calcasieu Parish District Attorney's Office

Public Records Division

901 Lakeshore Drive, Suite 800

Lake Charles, Louisiana, 70601

 

E-mail to:

 

publicrecords@cpdao.org

 

 

When a request is sent by e-mail, a return e-mail indicating that the request has been received will be sent by office personnel during office hours. The return e-mail will serve as proof of delivery of the request. For requests sent by mail, office personnel will date the request when it is received. These procedures will be followed in all cases to ensure compliance with the statutory deadlines and uniformity.

 

 

For disposition letters and public records, you will receive a response to your request within five days. If a fee is required, an invoice letter will be provided. Our Office only accepts money orders or Law Firm Checks. If the fee is not paid within 30 days of the invoice letter date, the request will be closed, and a new public records request will be necessary. For requests of extensive public records or those requiring redaction, you will receive an initial response within five days, but a production estimate will be provided on a case-by-case basis.

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mary Lafargue in the Public Records Division via e-mail at publicrecords@cpdao.org or by phone at (337) 437-3064.