Louisiana Public Records: How to obtain public records in Louisiana

The Louisiana State Registrar/Vital Records and Statistics Office is responsible for public records. With records going back a fair number of years due to the prestigious city of New Orleans, public records are easily accessible to the public. Be advised that some records will require special permission which you may only obtain based on your relationship to the person the record is about.

The Louisiana main website includes access to all records:


The Louisiana Vital Records Registry website has an easy to use interface that is user friendly for any person from around the world, regardless of his or her language. A full FAQ is available which has been intricately written to provide as many on-line answers for users as possible to save time. Search forms and links also provide complete access to information on and off the website.

Be certain to verify the prices online before you make any requests as each fee is subject to change during any legislative period without notification. Calling or checking on-line is the only way to verify the current prices.

Make sure your checks or money orders are made payable to the Louisiana Vital Records Registry.

All certificates are available to be obtained by the following means:
By mail – You can mail your fees and forms to the below address:
Louisiana Vital Records Registry
PO Box 60630
New Orleans, LA  70160

In Person – You can also visit the main office by visiting the following website on the internet and choosing the location nearest you http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov/offices/page.asp?ID=252&Detail=7915

Electronically – You may inquire as to certain documents here: http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov/offices/inquiryform.asp?ID=252

The general inquiry is free. However, you will have to pay for certified records regarding the information you wish to obtain.

Questions – You can call the following numbers:
Customer Information Line:  (504) 219-4500 
Fax Number: (504) 219-4478

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