In Louisiana, birth certificates and other vital records are managed by the Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Vital Records. Here's what you need to know to order a birth certificate or other vital record:
The Office of Vital Records maintains birth and death certificates for events that occurred in Louisiana. Marriage and divorce records are available from the Clerk of Court in the parish where the event occurred.
Birth certificates are available to the individual named on the certificate, the parents of the person named on the certificate, and certain other relatives. Death certificates are available to anyone who can provide the required information.
You can order a birth or death certificate from the Office of Vital Records in several ways:
The fees for ordering birth and death certificates in Louisiana vary depending on the type of record and the method of ordering. Fees start at $15.00 for a certified copy of a birth or death certificate.
Processing times for birth and death certificate orders vary depending on the method of ordering. Online orders typically take 5-7 business days to process, while mail and in-person orders can take up to 4 weeks.
It's worth noting that Louisiana has restrictions on who can access birth records for individuals born less than 100 years ago. If you are not eligible to order a birth certificate, you can still obtain an informational copy of the birth record.