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Information current as of Apr. 8, 2014.
Vital Records: Birth Certificate (Order a copy)

Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health

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:
http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/directory/category/211
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:
http://www.vitalchek.com/agency_locator.aspx?providerID=90218

Application Form:
http://dhh.louisiana.gov/assets/oph/Center-RS/vitalrec/Birth_DeathOrderingPacket.pdf

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
Vital Records
P.O. Box 94125
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9125
Phone: (225) 922-2012

For Clerk of Court Locations, click here.

For additional information, contact the Vital Records Registry using the information provided below.


Contact Information
Devin George
( 504 ) 593 - 5100
_dhh-vitalweb@la.gov
Locations
Caddo Parish Health Unit
Physical Address
1035 Creswell Ave
Shreveport, LA 71101
Mailing Address
1035 Creswell Ave
Shreveport, LA 71101
Primary Phone Number: ( 318 ) 676 - 5222
Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Calcasieu Parish Health Unit
Physical Address
3236 Kirkman St
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Mailing Address
3236 Kirkman St
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Primary Phone Number: ( 337 ) 478 - 6367
E-mail: vitalweb@dhh.la.gov
Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

East Baton Rouge Parish Health Unit
Physical Address
353 N 12th Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Mailing Address
353 N 12th Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Primary Phone Number: ( 225 ) 242 - 4860
Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Jefferson Parish Health Unit--Marrero
Physical Address
1855 Ames Blvd
Marrero, LA 70072
Mailing Address
1855 Ames Blvd
Marrero, LA 70072
Primary Phone Number: ( 504 ) 349 - 8855
Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Jefferson Parish Health Unit--Metairie
Physical Address
111 N Causeway Blvd
Metarie, LA 70001
Mailing Address
111 N Causeway Blvd
Metarie, LA 70001
Primary Phone Number: ( 504 ) 219 - 4500
Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Lafayette Parish Health Unit
Physical Address
220 W Willow Street
Bldg A
Lafayette, LA 70501
Mailing Address
220 W Willow Street
Bldg A
Lafayette, LA 70501
Primary Phone Number: ( 337 ) 262 - 5616
Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Lafourche Parish Health Unit
Physical Address
2535 Veterans Blvd
Thibodaux, LA 70301
Mailing Address
2535 Veterans Blvd
Thibodaux, LA 70301
Primary Phone Number: ( 985 ) 447 - 0800
Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Rapides Parish Health Unit
Physical Address
5604 Coliseum Boulevard
Suite A
Alexandria, LA 71303
Mailing Address
5604 Coliseum Boulevard
Suite A
Alexandria, LA 71303
Primary Phone Number: ( 318 ) 487 - 5282
Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Tangipahoa Parish Health Unit
Physical Address
15481 W Club Deluxe Road
Hammond, LA 70403
Mailing Address
15481 W Club Deluxe Road
Hammond, LA 70403
Primary Phone Number: ( 985 ) 543 - 4165
Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Vital Records Registry
Physical Address
P.O. Box 60630
New Orleans, LA 70160 - 0630
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 60630
New Orleans, LA 70160 - 0630
Primary Phone Number: ( 504 ) 593 - 5100
Fax Number: ( 504 ) 568 - 8716
Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday - Sunday: Closed