Vital Records

Effective immediately, due to new Louisiana Law, birth cards can only be purchased in addition to birth certificates.  Prices will also being going up August 1, 2016.

The Vital Record’s Department is located in the Mortgage Department on the second floor of the Acadia Parish Courthouse. They are responsible for issuing birth certificates and birth cards. Birth cards and birth Certificates can be obtained by simply filling out a request form provided by the Vital Records Department.

Birth Certificate /Card applications are accepted at the Acadia Parish Clerk of Court’s Office’s in Crowley, Louisiana!

Fees:
Birth Card – Short Form (La. R.S. 40:39(b)1-2 $14.00
Birth Certificate – Long Form (La. R.S. 40:39(b)1-2 $34.00
Note: A birth certificate must be purchased also obtain
a birth card.  Total cost for both will be $48.00.
Identification Requirements for Birth Records:
Persons who apply for a certified copy of a birth or death certificate must produce identification in the form of one primary document OR two secondary documents.
Primary Documents – Any one of these:
 Current state issued driver’s license that displays a photograph which clearly identifies the applicant
 Current state issued picture identification that displays a photograph which clearly identifies the applicant
 Current U.S. military identification card that displays a photograph which clearly identifies the applicant
 Current U.S.-issued or Foreign-issued Passport
 U.S. Certificate of Naturalization (Form N-550, N-570 or N-578)
 U.S. Certificate of Citizenship (Form N-560 or N-578)
 Students (high school or younger) – a current school yearbook or a current school identification document with a photograph which clearly identifies the applicant
Secondary Documents – Any two of these:
 Current student picture identification card from a college or university when accompanied by a 100% fee paid receipt for the current semester (Counts as two documents)
 A W-2 form issued within the last two years plus an original signed Social Security Card. The Social Security numbers must match (Counts as two documents)
 Original adoption papers
 Official certified deeds or title to property
 Certificate of vehicle title
 Insurance policy must show name of the applicant (Health, Home, Life, and Auto)
 Payroll stub (cannot be handwritten) showing the name and social security number of the applicant
 Current U.S. military dependent identification card that displays a photograph which clearly identifies the applicant
 Original DD-214 Military Discharge document which clearly identifies the applicant
 Voter’s Registration application (certified true copy)
In cases where applicants provide or attest to false information, the individual who signs the application is the individual prosecuted.
Who may purchase a certified copy of a Louisiana Birth Certificate:
Yourself:
 Registrant (person named on the certificate)
Immediate Family:
 Adult child of the person named on the certificate
 Current legal spouse of person named on the certificate.  Spouse must present marriage license to receive.
 Brother or sister of person named on the certificate
 Mother or father of person named on the certificate
 Grandchild of person named on the certificate
 Grandparent of person named on the certificate
 Legal Guardian of person named on the certificate*
*Legal guardian must provide a judgment of custody. Custody by mandate or provisional custody from a notary will not be accepted. Transfer of custody witnessed by a notary will not be accepted.

 A non-family member may request a certified copy of a certificate on behalf of an entitled individual with a letter of authorization that names the authorized individual and provides the person named on the certificate’s name and date of birth.
A copy of a state drivers’ license or state ID for the entitled individual is required.

Attorney Entitlement:
An attorney representing the person named on the certificate or representing any of the legally entitled individuals listed above is entitled to purchase a certified copy of a Louisiana Birth Certificate with a letter of representation on original letterhead. Attorney’s bar roll number is required on the application.
Attorney’s paralegal or runner may purchase a certified copy with a letter on original letterhead stating the case docket number, attorney’s bar roll number, and the name of the person to whom the document is to be released.
 Brother or sister of person named on the certificate
 Mother or father of person named on the certificate
 Grandchild of person named on the certificate
 Grandparent of person named on the certificate
 Legal Guardian of person named on the certificate*
*LSA R.S. 40:61 a fine of not more than ten thousand dollars or imprisonment of not more than five years or both shall be imposed
on any person who willfully and knowingly makes any false statement on any application for a certified copy of a vital record.


Additional birth certificate information may be found at Louisiana Vital Statistics.
You may also obtain birth certificate information by contacting the Baton Rouge or the New Orleans office of Louisiana Vital Records at the address or phone number below.

 

Vital Records -New Orleans Office
Louisiana Vital Records – Baton Rouge Office
1450 Poydras 4th Floor (next to Superdome)
353 North 12 Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
(504) 593-5100
(225) 242-4860

 

  • You may be required to fill out an affidavit stating who you are.

The birth certificates can be issued from around 1930 until current and the birth cards can be issued going back 100 years. For new borns, you have to wait ninety (90) days before you can obtain a birth certificate.

We can only accept checks, cash, or money orders for this service. The check or money order should be made payable to the “Acadia Parish Clerk of Court”.

Anyone may purchase a birth certificate or birth card provided that the proper application has been filled out.

A birth card can be used for anything that a birth certificate can be used for.

If you have any questions about the status of a pending application for passports, please call the:
National Passport Information Center
1-877-4USA-PPT (1-877-487-2778)
TDD/TTY: 1-888-874-7793

E-MAIL Access: npic@state.gov

Appointments call: (877)487-2778

If you have any questions about the process or for further information about Passports or vital records, please call (337)788-8881. Passport forms and related information is available at the U.S. Department of State Web site.

Please note: In instances where an individual cannot present the required identification, a relative with proper identification can obtain the document. Also, another individual who knows the registrant and has proper identification may obtain the certificate by presenting a release signed by the registrant.

*****IMPORTANT*****: In cases where applicants provide or attest to false information, the individual who signs the application is the individual who will be prosecuted.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office at (337)788-8881 and ask to speak to the vital records department.

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