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GN 00308.038 Louisiana Vital Records

A. Process

The Louisiana Vital Records Registry in New Orleans is the repository for all Louisiana birth certificates less than 101 years old and all death certificates less than 51 years old. However, a recent change now allows for issuance of birth certificates at the parish level by clerks of court in most parish courthouses for an additional surcharge. Check with the local clerk of court or the State website to determine if a parish is participating in this new service.

B. Procedure - State Sources

1. Address and FO Code

a. State Birth or Death records and Marriage records for the City of New Orleans

Louisiana Office of Public Health and Hospitals
Vital Records Registry
P.O. Box 60630
New Orleans, LA 70160-0630

FO Code 800 New Orleans Downtown

NOTE: You can find the most up-to-date information, see the Birth Certificates and Vital Records site. In addition, you can find EIN information here .

b. Only archived birth records over 100 years old, death records over 50 years old, or Orleans Parish marriage records over 50 years old:

Office of the Secretary of State
Louisiana State Archives
P.O. Box 94125
Baton Rouge, LA 70807-9125

FO Code 803 Baton Rouge LA

c. Divorce Records and Marriage Records other than for City of New Orleans

The Louisiana Vital Records Registry can verify most divorce and marriage records. If the record is not on the State index, however, or GN 00305.020 or GN 00305.140B. requires a certified copy of a divorce or marriage record, send the request and the appropriate fee to the appropriate parish clerk of the court.

2. Cost of Copy:

Full Birth Certificate $15.00

Short form birth card $ 9.00

(Birth certificates at local parish courthouse may have an additional surcharge)

Death $7.00

Marriage $5.00

Flat fee of $5.00 for death or marriage record from State Archives

NOTE: As of 10/01/2003, an additional State charge of $.50 per transaction must be added to the above fees.

3. Type of Payment:

For a certified record, make the money order or check payable to Vital Records if you send the request to the Vital Records Registry in New Orleans. Make the money order or check payable to Secretary of State if you send the request to the State Archives address, and make the money order or check payable to the specific parish clerk of the court if you send the request to a parish (e.g., “Jefferson Parish Clerk of Court”).

4. Remarks:

Can FO 800 verify birth/death for entire state and Orleans parish marriage record? Yes. Consent and ID are not required. For birth records, use EVVE (GN 00302.980). If not successful, send e562 and be sure to click on "Help" to supply all necessary information including the BC number.

Can FO 803 verify State archive record? Yes. Consent and ID are not required..

Can FO obtain free certified copy or photocopy of birth/death/marriage record? No. If the claimant meets the criteria in GN 00301.210 for SSA purchase of certified evidence, prepare a Third Party Payment using your FO CAN. On all requests you send directly to the State for a certified copy of a birth or death certificate, include a copy of a picture ID for the registrant and a signed consent form giving permission for the document’s release to SSA. Please note that the State office does not provide certified copies of divorce and marriage records for other parishes, only for City of New Orleans. Send requests for certified divorce or marriage records outside the City of New Orleans to the Clerk of the Court in the appropriate parish office.

C. List of Counties

1. Acadia

Clerk of Court
P. O. Box 922
Crowley, LA 70525

2. Allen

Clerk of Court
P. O. Box 248
Oberlin, LA 70655

3. Ascension

Clerk of Court
P. O. Box 192
Donaldsonville, LA 70346

4. Assumption

Clerk of Court
P. O. Drawer 249
Napoleonville, LA 70390

“yes”

(No birth/death at parish level; marriage $3.00; divorce $4.00 for first page plus $1 additional pages.)

5. Avoyelles

Clerk of Court
P. O. Box 196
Marksville, LA 71351

6. Beauregard

Clerk of Court
P. O. Box 100
Deridder, LA 70634

7. Bienville

Clerk of Court
P. O. Box 746
Arcadia, LA 71001

8. Bossier

Clerk of Court
P. O. Box 369
Benton, LA 71006

9. Caddo

Clerk of Court
501 Texas ST, RM. 103
Shreveport, LA 71101-5408

10. Calcasieu

Clerk of Court
P. O. Box 1030
Lake Charles, LA 70602

11. Caldwell

Clerk of Court
P. O. Box 1327
Columbia, LA 71418

12. Cameron

Clerk of Court
P. O. Box 549
Cameron, LA 70631

13. Catahoula

Clerk of Court
P. O. Box 198
Harrisonburg, LA 71340

14. Claiborne

Clerk of Court
P. O. Box 330
Homer LA 71040

15. Concordia

Clerk of Court
P. O. Box 790
Vidalia, LA 71373

16. Desoto

Clerk of Court
P. O. Box 1206
Mansfield, LA 71052

17. East Baton Rouge

Clerk of Court
P. O. Box 1991
Baton Rouge, LA 70821

18. East Carroll

Clerk of Court
400 First St.
Lake Providence, LA 71254

19. East Feliciana

Clerk of Court
P. O. Box 595
Clinton, LA 70722

20. Evangeline

Clerk of Court
P. O. Drawer 347
Ville Platte, LA 70586

21. Franklin

Clerk of Court
P. O. Box 431
Winnsboro, LA 71295

22. Grant

Clerk of Court
P. O. Box 263
Colfax, LA 71417

23. Iberia

Clerk of Court
P. O. Drawer 12010
New Iberia, LA 70562

24. Iberville

Clerk of Court
P. O. Box 423
Plaquemine, LA 70764

25. Jackson

Clerk of Court
P. O. Drawer 737
Jonesboro, LA 71251

26. Jefferson

Clerk of Court
P. O. Box 10
Gretna, LA 70054-0010

(Birth $17; marriage $5; divorce $2 per page)

27. Jefferson Davis

Clerk of Court
P. O. Box 799
Jennings, LA 70546

28. Lafayette

Clerk of Court
P. O. Box 2009
Lafayette, LA 70502

29. Lafourche

Clerk of Court
P. O. Box 818
Thibodaux, LA 70302

30. Lasalle

Clerk of Court
P. O. Box 1372
Jena, LA 71342

31. Lincoln

Clerk of Court
P. O. Box 924
Ruston, LA 71273-0924

32. Livingston

Clerk of Court
P. O. Box 1150
Livingston, LA 70754

33. Madison

Clerk of Court
100 N. Cedar
Tallulah, LA 71282

34. Morehouse

Clerk of Court
Bastrop, LA 71220

35. Natchitoches

Clerk of Court
P. O. Box 476
Natchitoches, LA 71458-0476

36. Orleans

Clerk of Court
Orleans Courthouse
225 Morgan St.
Algiers, LA 70114

37. Ouachita

Clerk of Court
P. O. Box 1862
Monroe, LA 71210-1862

38. Plaquemines

Clerk of Court
P. O. Box 129
Point-A-La Hache, LA 70082

39. Pointe Coupee

Clerk of Court
P. O. Box 86
New Roads, LA 70760

40. Rapides

Clerk of Court
P. O. Drawer 952
Alexandria, LA 71301

41. Red River

Clerk of Court
P. O. Box 485
Coushatta, LA 71019

42. Richland

Clerk of Court
P. O. Box 119
Rayville, LA 71269

43. Sabine

Clerk of Court
P. O. Box 419
Many, LA 71449

44. St. Bernard

Clerk of Court
P. O. Box 1746
Chalmette, LA 70044

45. St. Charles

Clerk of Court
P. O. Box 424
Hahnville, LA 70057

(No birth/death records at parish level; marriage/divorce $2.00 per page.)

46. St. Helena

Clerk of Court
P. O. Box 308
Greenburg, LA 70441

47. St. James

Clerk of Court
P. O. Box 63
Convent, LA 70723

48. St. John The Baptist

Clerk of Court
P. O. Box 280
Edgard, LA 70049

(No birth/death records at parish level; marriage/divorce $7.00.)

49. St. Landry

Clerk of Court
P. O. Box 750
Opelousas, LA 70570

50. St. Martin

Clerk of Court
P. O. Box 308
St. Martinville, LA 70582

51. St. Mary

Clerk of Court
P. O. Drawer 1231
Franklin, LA 70538

(No birth/death at parish level; marriage $4.00; divorce $3.50 for first page plus $0.50 additional pages.)

52. St. Tammany

Clerk of Court
P. O. Box 1090
Covington, LA 70434

53. Tangipahoa

Clerk of Court
P. O. Box 667
Amite, LA 70422

54. Tensas

Clerk of Court
P. O. Box 78
St. Joseph, LA 71366

55. Terrebonne

Clerk of Court
P. O. Box 1569
Houma, LA 70360

56. Union

Clerk of Court
P. O. Box 516
Farmerville, LA 71241

57. Vermillion

Clerk of Court
P. O. Box 790
Abbeville, LA 70510

58. Vernon

Clerk of Court
P. O. Box 40
Leesville, LA 71496-0040

59. Washington

Clerk of Court
P. O. Box 607
Franklinton, LA 70438

60. Webster

Clerk of Court
P. O. Box 370
Minden, LA 71005

61. West Baton Rouge

Clerk of Court
P. O. Box 107
Port Allen, LA 70767

62. West Carroll

Clerk of Court
P. O. Box 1078
Oak Grove, LA 71263

63. West Feliciana

Clerk of Court
P. O. Box 1843
St. Francisville, LA 70775

64. Winn

Clerk of Court
Rm. 103
Winn Parish Courthouse
Winnfield, LA 71483


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GN 00308.038 - Louisiana Vital Records - 10/18/2017
Batch run: 10/18/2017
Rev:10/18/2017