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Louisiana Birth Certificates

How to Order Louisiana Birth Records

Birth certificates for the state of Louisiana are handled by the Louisiana Vital Records Registry.  Louisiana birth record search tool

Please note that you are only able to order birth certificates for yourself, your spouse, or a child for whom you are the parent, guardian or legal representative.  You must be at least 18 yeas of age and provide proof of your identity in the form of a copy of a valid government-issued photo ID, such as your driver’s license, state-issued identification card, government issued employment identification, or passport. 

Enlarge the copy of your ID and lighten it if needed to ensure it is clear and readable.  Sign underneath it to verify that you are the requestor.  If you are not ordering your own birth certificate, please make a notation on the copy of your ID of y our relationship to the person whose birth certificate you are requesting.  Enclose a copy of any legal or supporting documentation such as guardianship papers or marriage license or certificate.

Please download the Louisiana Birth certificate application and fill it out and mail with payment and a copy of your photo identification to:

Louisiana Vital Records Registry
P.O. Box 60630
New Orleans, LA 70160

The fee for each short-form birth certification card is $9.  The fee for each long-form birth certificate is $15.  There is also a $.50 per-transaction fee for each mail order.

Please do not send cash.  Personal check or certified funds only.

Please call 504-219-4500 prior to mailing to ensure that the fees have not changed since the publication of this document.

You may also present the form, payment, and ID in person at Parish Health Units in the following parishes: Caddo, Calcasieu, East Baton Rouge, Jefferson - Metairie, Jefferson - Marrero (temporarily closed for renovations), Lafayette, Lafourche, Ouachita, Rapides and Tangipahoa.

The hours of operation are Monday-Friday  8:15 am–3:00 pm.

If you have any questions, please call 504-219-4500.