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Birth Certificates

FEES:

Birth Certificates $34.00 (available for persons born in 1983 forward)
Birth Cards $14.00 (any age-birth records 100 years old)

Any person who has been issued a birth certificate by the State of Louisiana may apply in person for a certified copy of the birth card or certificate in the Jackson Parish Clerk of Court office.

Applicants applying for a certified copy of a BIRTH CARD OR BIRTH CERTIFICATE ARE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE INDENTIFICATION IN THE FORM OF ONE PRIMARY DOCUMENT OR TWO SECONDARY DOCUMENTS:

PRIMARY DOCUMENTS:

  • A state issued Driver's License that includes a photograph. (Expired license are acceptable if they show no signs of tampering).
  • A state issued picture identification. (Expired state identification cards are acceptable if they show no signs of tampering.)
  • A current U.S. military identification card that includes a photograph.
  • A high school yearbook - provided the pictures clearly identifies the applicant as the same.

SECONDARY DOCUMENTS

  • A student I.D. card from a Louisiana college or university when accompanied by a 100% fee paid receipt for the current semester. (COUNTS AS TWO DOCUMENTS)
  • A W-2 form issued within the past two years plus a Social Security Card. The Social Security numbers must match.
    (COUNTS AS TWO DOCUMENTS)
  • Original adoption papers.
  • Original of a Louisiana high school, college, or university diploma.
  • Official certified deeds or title to property in Louisiana.
  • Louisiana vehicle registration or certificate of title.
  • Local utility statements showing name and address of individual applying.
    (EACH UTILITY COMPANY COUNTS AS ONE DOCUMENT)
  • Insurance policy (Health, Home, Life, Auto).
  • A payroll stub. The stub must show the name and social security number of applicant. (Cannot be handwritten stubs).
  • A military dependent ID card.
  • A credit card statement showing name of applicant and home address. (Note that credit cards are not acceptable.)

NOTE: IN INSTANCES WHERE AN INDIVIDUAL CANNOT PRESENT THE REQUIRED IDENTIFICATION, A RELATIVE WITH PROPER IDENTIFICATION CAN OBTAIN THE DOCUMENT. ALSO, ANOTHER INDIVIDUAL WHO KNOWS THE REGISTRANT AND HAS PROPER INDENTIFICATION MAY OBTAIN THE CERTIFICATE BY PRESENTING A RELEASE SIGNED BY THE REGISTRANT.

***IMPORTANT: IN CASES WHERE APPLICANTS PROVIDE OR ATTEST TO FALSE INFORMATION, THE INDIVIDUAL WHO SIGNS THE APPLICATION IS THE INDIVIDUAL WHO WILL BE PROSECUTED.

Here is a list of customers who may receive certified copies of Louisiana birth records:

  • Mother / Father: If listed on the certificate. (If the child has been adopted, the mother / father listed on the certificate are the only ones entitled to the certificate.)
  • Biological or legally adopted son or daughter. (Use son / daughter's birth record, adoption decree.)
  • Current legal spouse.
  • Grandparents: Maternal grandparents are entitled. Paternal grandparents entitled only if father is listed on certificate.
  • Legal Guardian: Must have judgment of custody. Custody by mandate of Provisional custody from a notary not accepted. Transfer of custody witnessed by a notary is not accepted.
  • Attorney: Must be representing the registrant at present. Attorney Bar number is needed on application.

Birth Certificates, Birth Cards, and Death Certificates can also be ordered online at www.vitalcheck.com.

For information on obtaining out-of-state birth and death records, click here to see a list of nation-wide offices.


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