Vital Records in Louisiana

Vital records in Louisiana are maintained by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, where they issue certified copies of birth & death records. Certified copies of marriage & divorce certificates are only available from the Clerk in the Parish where the event took place. Many of these Parishes have incomplete collections dating back to or near their founding.

Below is a table showing the year ranges that Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals can provide:

Record Type Available From
Louisiana Birth Records 1911 – 2017
Louisiana Death Records 1911 – 2017
Louisiana Divorce Records dependent on county
Louisiana Marriage Records dependent on county

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County Year Founded
Acadia Parish, LA 1887
Allen Parish, LA 1912
Ascension Parish, LA 1807
Assumption Parish, LA 1807
Avoyelles Parish, LA March 31, 1807
Beauregard Parish, LA June 12, 1912
Bienville Parish, LA March 14, 1848
Bossier Parish, LA February 24, 1843
Caddo Parish, LA January 18, 1838
Calcasieu Parish, LA March 24, 1840
Caldwell Parish, LA 1838
Cameron Parish, LA 1870
Catahoula Parish, LA 1808
Claiborne Parish, LA 1828
Concordia Parish, LA 1807
De Soto Parish, LA 1843
East Baton Rouge Parish, LA 1812
East Carroll Parish, LA 1877
East Feliciana Parish, LA 1824
Evangeline Parish, LA 1910
Franklin Parish, LA 1843
Grant Parish, LA 1869
Iberia Parish, LA October 30, 1868
Iberville Parish, LA April 10, 1805
Jackson Parish, LA 1845
Jefferson Parish, LA February 11, 1825
Jefferson Davis Parish, LA January 1, 1913
La Salle Parish, LA January 17, 1823
Lafayette Parish, LA 1807
Lafourche Parish, LA 1908
Lincoln Parish, LA 1873
Livingston Parish, LA February 10, 1832
Madison Parish, LA 1838
Morehouse Parish, LA 1844
Natchitoches Parish, LA 1805
New Orleans - Orleans Parish, LA 1718
Ouachita Parish, LA 1807
Plaquemines Parish, LA 1807
Pointe Coupee Parish, LA 1807
Rapides Parish, LA 1807
Red River Parish, LA 1871
Richland Parish, LA September 29, 1868
Sabine Parish, LA 1843
St. Bernard Parish, LA March 31, 1807
St. Charles Parish, LA 1807
St. Helena Parish, LA 1810
St. James Parish, LA March 31, 1807
St. John the Baptist Parish, LA 1807
St. Landry Parish, LA 1807
St. Martin Parish, LA 1868
St. Mary Parish, LA 1811
St. Tammany Parish, LA 1810
Tangipahoa Parish, LA March 6, 1869
Tensas Parish, LA March 17, 1843
Terrebonne Parish, LA 1822
Union Parish, LA 1839
Vermilion Parish, LA 1844
Vernon Parish, LA March 30, 1871
Washington Parish, LA 1819
Webster Parish, LA February 27, 1871
West Baton Rouge Parish, LA 1807
West Carroll Parish, LA 1877
West Feliciana Parish, LA 1824
Winn Parish, LA 1852