Order official Louisiana Birth Certificates and Vital Records online

How do I get a Louisiana birth certificate?

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:

Types of Records Available:

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.

Ordering Options:

You can order a birth or death certificate from the Office of Vital Records in several ways:

  • • Online: You can order a birth or death certificate online through the Louisiana Vital Records Registry. There is a fee for this service.

  • • Mail: You can download and print an application for a birth or death certificate from the Louisiana Department of Health's website and mail it to the Office of Vital Records along with payment for the appropriate fee.

  • • In Person: You can visit the Office of Vital Records in person to order a birth or death certificate. You will need to provide a valid photo ID, proof of eligibility, and payment for the appropriate fee.


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 Time:

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.

Bureau of Vital Records and Statistics

AddressPO Box 60630, New Orleans, Louisiana 70160
Phone number(504) 593-5100