In accordance with the Louisiana Public Records law, La. Rev. Stat. 44:1, et seq., St. John the Baptist strives to promptly release public records upon request. Because staff must research and retrieve the specified records, sometimes with third party assistance, some record requests require additional time. If at all possible, the requested records will be provided as quickly as possible or a notification of the status of the request will be provided within a 3 day period.
Fees: A cost estimate and a timeframe for delivery of the requested records will be provided within 2 days. Copies will not be made until written confirmation of the order is received and all applicable fees are paid in full. If a written confirmation or payment is not received within 10 business days after notification of the estimated fees, the requestor may be required to initiate a new request.
The requestor also has the option of reviewing records onsite at an agreed upon time and location in the presence of a parish employee or designee.
|Uniform Fee Schedule:The following Uniform Fee Schedule must be used when furnishing copies of public records requested by the public.
|Copy up to 8 ½ by 14 inches paper
||$.25 per one-sided copy
$.50 per two-sided copy
|Copy, color, up to 8 ½ by 14 inches
||$1 per one-sided copy
$2 per two-sided copy
|Copy of existing electronic files
||$.25 per one-sided paper copy
$.50 per two-sided paper copy
|Copy of disk, CD, videotape or audiotape (Disk, CD, or tape, shall be provided by Department only)
||$15 for each compact disc
|Copies printed or produced by outside sources at the request of the department
|Postage & Handling
|Surcharge for every 100 pages copied
Additional service fees may apply depending on the scope of the request.
All fees must be paid prior to the release of the records.