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Birth Certificate/Birth Card or Death Certificate  Requirements 

Birth and Death Records may be obtained from 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM only, Monday - Friday, at our Covington and Slidell offices.

For more information, call (985) 809-8745.

BIRTH CERTIFICATES/CARDS - Individuals born in Louisiana may obtain a certified Birth Certificate from the Clerk of Court's office.   A 3" x 4" Birth Card has the person's name, date and parish of birth, sex, mother's maiden name and father's initials listed, date birth record filed, as well as the Vital Records birth number.


Birth Card $14.00
Birth Certificate $24.00


Death Certificates registered in Louisiana from July 9, 2012 to present may be obtained from the Clerk of Court's office. Death Certificates are usually available within 90 days of the death. Individuals seeking certificates of death registered before July 9, 2012 must contact Vital Records at (504) 593-5100.

Death Certificate $16.00

An application for a certified copy of Birth or Death Certificate Form #PHS520F  must be filled out and signed by the applicant in the presence of Clerk of Court staff.  This form is available at the Clerk of Court's office.

IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS for BIRTH RECORD or DEATH CERTIFICATE:  Applicant must present one form of identification from the list below:


A current state issued driver's license OR,
* A current state issued identification card OR,
* A current U.S. passport OR,
* A current U.S. military photo identification card OR,
* a student (high school or below) may present a school yearbook or a current official school identification card.

All identification presented must be
* current
* legible
* may not be torn, broken, or mutilated, AND
must include a photo which identifies the applicant as the same and must have dates of issue and expiration clearly visible.

Identification will not be accepted if
* date is missing
* name is unclear, or
* photo is worn away.
must include a photo which identifies the applicant as the same and must have dates of issue and expiration clearly visible.

WHO MAY APPLY: An immediate family member, such as
* mother
* father
* current legal spouse
* child
* grandparent
* sibling

may obtain a registrant's birth certificate/card or death certificate by completing and signing an Application for a Certified Copy of Birth or Death Certificate Form #PHS520F in the presence of Clerk of Court staff. The relative must present their own required current photo identification.

Note: An individual that has a certified document of custody regarding a minor from a court proceeding may obtain a birth record for the minor registrant named in the document.

An individual named as a beneficiary on a deceased person's insurance policy is also eligible to apply for a copy of the deceased person's death certificate. Applicant must present the original beneficiary letter from the insurance company clearly naming the deceased person as well as the beneficiary.

Please note: If the Clerk of Court's search of the Vital Records database does not find a match for the registrant, the Clerk of Court is required to refer the applicant to the Office of Vital Records in New Orleans for a more extensive search (phone (504)593-5100). The Office of Vital Records will handle the request from that point.

Revised 03-02-2016