Records and Death Certificates

Requests for reports must be made either in writing or in person. Please contact our office regarding any applicable fees for documents.

Written requests must include:
• Exactly what is being requested
• Deceased’s name, date of birth, and date of death
• Requestor’s relationship to deceased, mailing address, and telephone number
• Color copy of requestor’s government-issued photo id, driver’s license, or passport

In person requests require:
• Requestor’s relationship to deceased, mailing address, and telephone number
• Requestor’s government-issued photo id, driver’s license, or passport

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Death Certificates

The funeral home used by the family is responsible for the death certificate. They complete their sections of the death certificate and they have the doctor responsible for determining the cause and manner of death complete their sections. The funeral home will then file the completed death certificate with Louisiana Vital Records. After Vital Records has processed the death certificate, copies of it may be ordered through the funeral home used by the family or directly through Vital Records