Louisiana Death Certificate

Below is the information you'll need in order to obtain a death certificate in Louisiana, including qualifications, cost, required information, where to submit your application, and a link to the application you'll need to fill out.

Qualifications

The following people may request death certificates from the state of Louisiana:

  • Surviving spouse 
  • Parent 
  • Adult child
  • Sibling 
  • Grandparent 
  • Adult grandchild 
  • Legal guardian
  • Beneficiary of an insurance policy of the deceased

Cost

The fee to search for a death certificate is $9.00, which includes one certified copy of the death certificate. Each additional copy of the record is also $9.00. A $0.50 state charge will be added to each mail order. Checks or money orders should be made payable to "Louisiana Vital Records." Cash is not accepted, except if the request is made in person. Fees are not refundable.

Required Information

  • Name of the deceased
  • Date of birth
  • Date of death
  • Sex
  • City of birth
  • City of death
  • Parish of birth
  • Parish of death
  • Father's name
  • Mother's maiden name
  • Your relationship to the deceased
  • Your name
  • Your address
  • Photocopy of current, government-issued photo ID

Submitting Your Request

By Mail:
Send the completed application and the appropriate fee to:
Vital Records Registry

Center for Records and Statistics

P.O. Box 60630

New Orleans, LA 70160

In Person:
You may request a ceritifed death certificate at the Vital Records Central Office, located at:
1450 Poydras Street, Suite 400

New Orleans, LA 70112

You may also request a ceritifed death certificate at a Vital Records Service Center. For a complete list of Vital Records Service Center locations, click here.

Download the Application

Click here to download the application for a certified Louisiana death certificate.