Louisiana Vital Records

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Louisiana Government-Issued Vital Records

Ordering vital records in Louisiana with Vital Records Online is a hassle-free process. Our unmatched experience in online assisted application services will save you time on unnecessary document resubmission at the office. If needed, you will greatly benefit from our unlimited support throughout your application process. We are here to help, by email and telephone.

The Louisiana Department of Public Health sets the requirements for the necessary documentation that you will need in order to obtain your certified vital records. An authorized copy of your vital records is necessary for a variety of purposes. Replace a lost birth certificate, marriage certificate, and death certificate in a few steps with our online forms.

Save unnecessary trips to the Louisiana Department of Vital Records and order a certified copy of your records from the comfort of your home. We take care of the processing and ensure a timely delivery straight to your door.

Click the links below to start your online application:

Official Birth Certificate

Louisiana Birth Certificate

Request a Certified Copy of Live Birth for your baby or child.

Official Marriage Certificate

Louisiana Marriage Certificate

Obtain Marriage records for yourself or a family member.

Official Marriage Certificate

Louisiana Death Certificate

Get an Original Copy of a Death Certificate replacement for a lost record.

Ordering Vital Records in Louisiana

Before starting the process to request a certified copy of a birth certificate, marriage certificate, or death certificate, it is important to understand that you will have to provide some sensitive information in order to obtain your records. It is also important to know about the requirements, processing times, and other relevant information for the Louisiana government agency. Read below to understand more about some of the most frequently asked questions.

  1. Important Information About Vital Records from Louisiana

    Before starting the process to obtain a certified copy of a birth, marriage, or death certificate, you should know more about the requirements, processing times, and other information that Louisiana requires. Learn more about processing times, associated fees, and required documentation below. You will have to send over sensitive information to request your records, Vital Records Online ensures that your private information stays safe. We answer some of the most frequently asked questions below.

  2. How long will it take to receive my vital records from Louisiana?

    Processing times differ between offices, but you should expect to receive your vital records in the Louisiana Department of Health in 8 to 10 weeks.

  3. What documents are required to order vital records from Louisiana?

    To complete the online application, the Louisiana Department of Health requires applicants to prove their identity by including a photocopy of their ID. It varies depending on the type of certificate, but commonly people can use a driver's license or a state photo ID. Check other acceptable IDs per certificate needed:

    Louisiana Birth Certificate Requirements
    Louisiana Marriage Certificate Requirements
    Louisiana Death Certificate Requirements

  4. How much does a copy of a vital record cost from Lousiana?

    Whenever you are ordering birth records, marriage certificates or licenses, divorce certificates or death records, Vital Records Online will charge a fee starting from $49 for the assistant service and the state of Louisiana will charge a $15.50 fee for each certified copy of a birth certificate, any additional copy to your order will cost $15.50, $5.50 fee for each marriage certificate certified copy, any additional copy to your order will cost $5.00. A $7.50 fee for each death certificate, any additional copy to your order will cost $7.50.

  5. Who can request vital records from Louisiana?

    There are limitations to who can request vital records in the state of Louisiana Bureau of Vital Statistics. It depends on if the request is for a birth, marriage, or death certificate, the requestor must be doing it on their own behalf. Otherwise, the requester must be part of the close family, some distant family member, or must be the legal representative for the individual of record.

  6. How to request birth certificates and other vital records from Louisiana?

    There are two options to order vital records in Louisiana. The first and the easiest one is through Vital Records Online. You will be able to start your application process online, and then you will receive your birth certificate or the other vital records by mail.

    The second option is going in person to the public office where the person in the record was born. This process can be time-consuming because of the paperwork required and the long waiting lines typically associated with the Administration.

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Louisiana Vital Records Office
Business Hours
Monday to Friday: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Saturday to Sunday - Closed

Vital Records Online Mailing Center
PO Box 13471
Miami, FL 33101

Currently, this location is not open to the public.