Louisiana Death Records

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Louisiana Death Records are managed by the Department of Health, under the State Registrar and Vital Records office. They are issued for any person who has died in the state and are used to close personal accounts, pay any creditors, and start the process of dividing any assets and paying out an insurance policy. This is a vital record that you must have several copies of if you’re handling the affairs of someone who has passed away.

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How to Get Louisiana Death Records

You can obtain a Louisiana death record in person, online or by phone, or by mail. The base fee to search for and issue a copy is $7.00, though other fees may apply.
You can apply in person at the Vital Records office in New Orleans, where a walk-in service is available from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM on weekdays. You will need to bring your completed application and photo ID, as well as cash, a check, or a money order to cover the fees.

If the death has occurred after July 7th, 2012, you can apply to receive a copy of a record from participating Louisiana clerks of court, located in parishes throughout the state. An additional fee will apply.

Ordering in person from a Vital Records kiosk is also possible. There are eight locations in the state. You will need to complete an application and security screening, and have your identity verified. Once this is complete, your order will be placed and sent back via the US Postal Service or an expedited service such as FedEx. You’ll need to cover an additional security fee.

Louisiana Death Records Online

You can order copies of Louisiana death records online or by phone through VitalChek, a nationwide records service provider that works closely with the state government. Credit cards are accepted and additional fees may apply for expedited postage, but you will also be able to check the status of your order online.

To order by phone through VitalChek, you can call 1-877-605-8562.

Louisiana Death Records By Mail

If you apply for a record by mail, you will need to send your application, as well as a check or money order to cover the fees – there is an additional charge of $0.50. Send the application to the following address:

Bureau of Vital Records and Statistics
P.O. Box 60630
New Orleans, LA 70160

You can expect to receive a copy of the death record within eight to ten weeks.

Who Can Obtain a Louisiana Death Record?

Louisiana is technically a closed-record state, meaning that only close relatives of the deceased, or an attorney acting on their behalf, can apply for a copy of a death record that is less than 100 years old. However, via the Freedom of Information Act, you can file a request for a record. This will be reviewed and can be granted or denied.

If you are interested in historical death records, you can order them from the Louisiana Secretary of State, as these are held in the Louisiana State Archives.

Louisiana Death Records

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4 responses to “Louisiana Death Records

    1. Arthur,

      The death records information in our database will not offer the blood type you’re looking for. That being said you should be able to find this out with an official Louisiana Death Certificate. If you’re a relative of the deceased then you should be able to obtain a copy of the death certificate.

      How to Get a Death Certificate Copy in Louisiana

      1. Contact the Louisiana Vital Records Office
      2. You can to obtain death records for the last 50 years
      3. Search the Louisiana death index
      4. You must show proper ID to obtain a death certificate copy
      5. Pay the $5 fee to get a certified copy

  1. I’m looking for a copy of my biological father death certificate, I was put up for adoption in the 1970s and adopted in 1975. I’ve learned in the past my father died in 1993 Eugene Jessie Hayden, I’ve recently been to the cemetery where he is layed to rest, I would very much like to have a copy, also of his parents his dads name is Jessie James Hayden passed in 1960, his mother is Lillian Myrtle Peacock Hayden both from Mississippi but buried in Louisiana , thank you

    1. To obtain a copy of your father’s death certificate you will want to contact the Louisiana Department of Health. Since you are the biological progeny of your father you should have no problem obtaining a certified Louisiana death certificate copy.

      How to Get a Copy of a Louisiana Death Certificate

      1. Contact the Louisiana Department of Health
      2. Order a copy of a death certificate by mail, phone, online or in person
      3. Fill out the request form and pay the appropriate fees
      4. Processing can take 8-10 weeks

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Last Updated: December 16, 2017

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