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Louisiana Public Records

Use this page to find public records as well as local information from local county and city sources. Find information such as birth certificates, death certificates, marriage and divorce decrees, adoption records, property ownership and property tax values.

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Certificate Information

State law in Louisiana states that all birth records and death records become public records 100 years after their date of filing and become available at the state archives. Records can be retrieved by mail, online, or by visiting one of the multiple locations. Certified documents cost $9 for a short copy $15 dollars for the long birth certificate and $9 dollars for each death certificate.

Mail to:
Vital Records Registry
PO Box 60630
New Orleans, LA 70160

Vital Record Locations

Marriage and divorce certificates are not all available through the state archives. Only Orleans Parish marriage records within the last 50 years are available through the Vital Records Registry. All records performed more than 50 years ago must be had from the Office of the Secretary of State. All marriage and divorce records can be ordered from the Office of the Clerk of Court from each parish.

Adoption Records

All adoption records including original birth certificates are considered confidential records. The state maintains a voluntary registry for exchange of vital information and medical history.

The Louisiana Voluntary Adoption Reunion Registry
Post Office Box 3318
Baton Rouge, LA 70821

Property Records

Property records, tax records and land use recrods can all be found using the parish GIS mapping applications and local assessor property data searches.

Parish of East Baton Rouge GIS Maps
Jefferson Parish Webmap
Orleans Parish Assessor's Property Records Search
Caddo Parish Assessor's Search

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