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The Louisiana Vital Records Registry maintains birth records only for births that occurred in Louisiana. Currently, the Louisiana Vital Records Registry maintains birth records from 1907 to the present.
Louisiana is a "closed record" state. This means that birth and death certificates are not public records.
Mail the completed application for a certified copy of a birth certificate, a copy of your photo identification and correct fees to:
Vital Records Registry
PO Box 60630
New Orleans, LA 70160
Please allow 2-4 weeks for delivery.
You can also order a certified copy online from the VitalChek Network, an authorized service provider. A major credit card is needed to place orders through VitalChek Network. There are additional fees when using this service provider or requesting expedited services at: http://www.vitalchek.com/agency_locator.aspx?providerID=90218
Certified copies for births that occurred in Orleans parish over 100 years ago are available at the Louisiana State Archives.
Web site: http://www.sos.louisiana.gov/tabid/638/Default.aspx
P.O. Box 94125
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9125
Phone: (225) 922-2012