Louisiana Marriage & Divorce Vital Records

Louisiana marriage divorce recordsCapitol: Baton Rouge
Most Populous City: New Orleans
Total Area: 52,271 sq mi 
Total Population (2010): 4533372
Website: http://www.louisiana.gov
Source: Wikipedia

In 1803, as a result of negotiations between President Thomas Jefferson and Napoleon, Louisiana became a part of the United States. New Orleans and the surrounding territory commanded control of the mouth of the Mississippi River, along with a great deal of the Midwestern products it transported to markets. With this acquisition, the United States nearly doubled in size and became a world power. Louisiana marriage records over 50 years old are stored by the Louisiana State Archives, PO Box 94125, Baton Rouge, LA 70804. Search the Orleans Parish Marriage Records Database at http://www.sos.la.gov/tabid/633/Default.aspx to order certified copies of these Louisiana vital records that took place in Orleans Parish over 50 years ago. Certified copies of marriage licenses are delivered by mail and payable by check or money order. For more recent Louisiana divorce records, contact the Clerk of Court in the parish where the divorce was granted.

For more information on Louisiana vital records, visit Louisiana Birth & Death Vital Records

Louisiana Vital Records Offices

Record Type: Marriage Certificates, Divorce Records
Note: Only Orleans Parish marriage records are available from 1948 on at the Registry for a $5.00 fee, same search criteria as others. Include bride name (maiden), groom and date of marriage. Other marriage & all divorce records are found at parish of event.
Record Access Requirements: Marriage Records older than 50 years are open to the public. Use the VitalChek 877-605-8562 for marriage records in Orleans Parrish only.
Records Available: Statewide Court Records
Judicial Administrator
Judicial Council of the Supreme Court
400 Royal Street, Suite 1190
New Orleans, LA 70130-8101
Phone: 504-310-2550
Fax: 504-310-2587

Business Hours: 9AM-5PM
Note: Trial court information must be obtained from the parish level courts.

Records Available: Criminal Records
State Police
Bureau of Criminal Identification
7919 Independence Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Phone: 225-925-6095
Fax: 225-925-7005

Business Hours: 8AM-4:30PM
Note: Louisiana is a closed record state and the office only conducts background requests for agencies that are authorized to receive that information under RS 15:587.
Record Access Requirements: Authorized forms are available from this department.
Search Note: 100% of the records are fingerprint supported.

Records Available: Incarceration Records
Department of Public Safety and Corrections
PO Box 94304
Attn: Office of Adult Services
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
Phone: 225-383-4580
Fax: 225-342-3349

Business Hours: 8AM-4:30PM
Record Access Requirements: Under state law, the complete records of offenders, past, present, or future, in the custody of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, Corrections Services, is confidential and cannot be disclosed, directly or indirectly, to anyone.
Search Note: Only location is released. Records computerized since 1975.

Louisiana County Marriage & Divorce Vital Records

Acadia Parish
Allen Parish
Ascension Parish
Assumption Parish
Avoyelles Parish
Beauregard Parish
Bienville Parish
Bossier Parish
Caddo Parish
Calcasieu Parish
Caldwell Parish
Cameron Parish
Catahoula Parish
Claiborne Parish
Concordia Parish
De Soto Parish
East Baton Rouge Parish
East Carroll Parish
East Feliciana Parish
Evangeline Parish
Franklin Parish
Grant Parish Iberia Parish
Iberville Parish
Jackson Parish
Jefferson Parish
Jefferson Davis Parish
Lafayette Parish
Lafourche Parish
La Salle Parish
Lincoln Parish
Livingston Parish
Madison Parish
Morehouse Parish
Natchitoches Parish
Orleans Parish
Ouachita Parish
Plaquemines Parish
Pointe Coupee Parish
Rapides Parish
Red River Parish
Richland Parish
Sabine Parish
St. Bernard Parish St. Charles Parish
St. Helena Parish
St. James Parish
St. John the Baptist Parish
St. Landry Parish
St. Martin Parish
St. Mary Parish
St. Tammany Parish
Tangipahoa Parish
Tensas Parish
Terrebonne Parish
Union Parish
Vermilion Parish
Vernon Parish
Washington Parish
Webster Parish
West Baton Rouge Parish
West Carroll Parish
West Feliciana Parish
Winn Parish

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