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Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals | Kathy Kliebert, Secretary

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Information About Birth Certificates

The Louisiana Vital Records Registry maintains birth records ONLY for births that occurred in Louisiana. If you need a certified copy of a birth certificate from another state, you must contact that state's vital records office.

Under Louisiana law, birth records are strictly confidential until 100 years after the year of birth. Currently, the Louisiana Vital Records Registry maintains birth records from 1907 to the present. Birth records older than 100 years are available at the Louisiana State Archives.

Information About Death Records

The Louisiana Vital Records Registry maintains death records ONLY for deaths that occurred in Louisiana. If you need a certified copy of a death certificate from another state, you must contact that state's vital records office.

Under Louisiana law, death records are strictly confidential until 50 years after the year of death. Currently, the Louisiana Vital Records Registry maintains death records from 1957 to the present. Death records older than 50 years are available at the Louisiana State Archives.