D. A. Collin Sims runs
a transparent operation.

See below how to file a Public Records Request under Louisiana law.

Public Records Requests

A request for public records must be made in writing and can be delivered to the District Attorney’s office by:

  • Hand-delivery
  • U.S. Mail
  • Email

For your convenience, you may use the Public Records Request form provided: DA Public-Records-Form

Here is a list of our public records fees: DA Public Records Requests – REASONABLE COSTS

Please be sure to include the requester’s name, mailing address, email address, and a daytime telephone number. If you are requesting records related to a specific case, you must include the defendant’s full name and, if possible, date of birth and the docket number. Please be advised that appropriate fees will be charged for copies, or you may contact the employees listed below at our office (985-809-8383) to make an appointment to examine the records in person at no cost.

Media Requests

Media requests for public records should be sent to:

Shawn P. Smith
Public Information Officer
District Attorney’s Office
Justice Center
701 N. Columbia Street
Covington, LA 70433

Public Records Requests

Public records requests should be sent to:

Cary Menard
Assistant District Attorney
Attn: Public Records (please add this to the envelope)

Chief – Civil Division
21454 Koop Drive, Suite G
Mandeville, LA 70471