Louisiana Public Records

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

Genealogy Records

Genealogy Records for the state of Louisiana

Public Libraries

We have compiled a list of 10 public libraries in the state of Louisiana

# Name Address Zipcode Phone
1 Cow Island Branch 19635 Columbus Street, Abbeville, Louisiana 337-893-2655
2 Vermilion Parish Library 405 East Saint Victor Street, Abbeville, Louisiana 70510 337-893-2655
3 Abita Springs Branch 71683 Leveson Street, Abita Springs, Louisiana 504-893-6285
4 Albany Branch 30051 West School Street, Albany, Louisiana 225-567-1441
5 Fuhrer Branch 1264 Canterberry Drive, Alexandria, Louisiana 318-442-2483
6 Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Branch 3311 Third Street, Alexandria, Louisiana 318-445-3912
7 Rapides Parish Library 411 Washington Street, Alexandria, Louisiana 71301 318-445-6436
8 Amelia Branch 625 Lake Palourde Road, Amelia, Louisiana 504-631-2262
9 Tangipahoa Parish Library 200 E. Mulberry Street, Amite, Louisiana 70422 985-748-7559
10 Tangipahoa Parish Main Library 739 West Oak Street, Amite, Louisiana 504-748-7151
See the full list

Phone Area Codes

225 - Baton Rouge, Louisiana 318 - Shreveport, Louisiana 337 - Lafayette, Louisiana 504 - New Orleans, Louisiana 985 - Houma, Louisiana