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.
Information on obtaining birth certificates, forms, instructions, who can order documents, list of regional offices, fees and payments is available from the Vital Records Registry at: http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/635
How to order a birth certificate
In person: Complete an application for a certified copy of a birth certificate, bring your photo identification and correct fees to a Vital Records walk-in Service Center; a list of the service centers located throughout the State is available at:
By mail: 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.
Online: 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:
For additional information, contact the Vital Records Registry Customer Service at 504-593-5100.
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