Louisiana Birth & Death Vital Records

Louisiana birth death recordsState Bird: Brown Pelican
State Flower: Magnolia
State Name Language of Origin: French
State Name Meaning: Named after King Louis XIV of France
Admission to Union: April 30, 1812
Source: Wikipedia

Louisiana vital records are no longer available in the individual parishes. The Vital Records Registry has maintained birth records since July 1914. Birth records for the city of New Orleans are available from 1892. Older birth records are available through the Louisiana State Archives, P.O. Box 94125, Baton Rouge, LA 70804 or by searching the Orleans Parish Birth Records Database and ordering certified copies of birth certificates for births that occurred in Orleans parish over 100 years ago. To obtain current information on Louisiana birth records, see Louisiana.gov. Louisiana death records are confidential for the first 50 years. Older death records are available through the Louisiana State Archives, P.O. Box 94125, Baton Rouge, LA 70804. To obtain current information on Louisiana death records, see Louisiana.gov. Payment for Louisiana birth and death records may be made by check or money order. To apply for a certified copy of a birth/death certificate, click here.

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Louisiana Vital Records Offices


Record Type: Birth Certificates
Vital Records Registry
Office of Public Health
PO Box 60630
New Orleans, LA 70160
Phone: 504-219-4500
Fax: 866-761-1855
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-4:30PM
Note: Some certificates (all types of vital records) contain information at the bottom of the document that is confidential and not released to anyone. This information is used for statistical purposes and varies depending on legislative action.
Record Access Requirements: Birth certificates are considered confidential for 100 years. Requesters must be related to the person of record or have a signed release.
Search Note: Older records must be searched at the State Archives 225-922-1184.

Records Available: Death Records
Vital Records Registry
Office of Public Health
PO Box 60630
New Orleans, LA 70160
Phone: 504-219-4500
Fax: 866-761-1855
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-4PM
Note: This agency refers to expedited service as emergency service
Record Access Requirements: Death records are considered confidential for 50 years. Must show how related or have a signed release from immediate family member if for investigative purposes.
Note: Records older than 50 years must be searched at the State Archives 225-922-1184.

Records Available: State Archives
Secretary of State
Division of Archives, Records Mgt, & History
3851 Essen Lane
Baton Rouge, LA 70809-2137
Phone: 225-922-1000
Fax: 225-922-0433
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-4:30PM, 9AM-5PM SAT; 1PM-5PM SU

Louisiana County Birth & Death Vital Records

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