Acadia Parish Clerk of Court
Crowley, Louisiana

Vital Records

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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.

Identification Requirements

Applicants applying for a certified copy of a birth certificate will be required to provide identification in accordance with the following:

  1. One primary document, or
  2. Two secondard documents

A. Primary Documents

bulletA state issued Driver's License which includes a photograph.  (Expired licenses are acceptable if they show no signs of tampering.)
bulletA state issued picture identification.  (Expired state identification cards are acceptable if they show no signs of tampering.)
bulletA current U.S. military identification card which includes a photograph.
bulletA high school year book provided the picture clearly identifies the applicant as the same.

B. Secondary Documents

bulletA student I.D. card for a Louisiana college or university when accompanied by a 100% fee paid receipt for the current semester. (Counts as two documents.)
bulletA W-2 form issued within the last two years plus a Social Security Card.  The Social Security numbers must match. (Counts as two documents.)
bulletOriginal documents of adoption papers.
bulletOriginal of a Louisiana high school, college, or university diploma.
bulletOfficial certified deeds or title to property in Louisiana.
bulletLocal utility statements showing name and address of individual applying (Each utility company counts as one document).
bulletInsurance policy (Health, Home, Life, Auto)
bulletA payroll stub.  The stub must show name and social security number of applicant (Cannot be handwritten stubs).
bulletA military dependent I.D. card.
bulletA credit card statement showing name of applicant and home address (Note that credit cards are not acceptable).

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.

The fees are as follows:

$24.00 for a certified birth certificate
$14.00 for a certified birth card

Birth cards are a shortened version of the birth certificate and can be used in place of birth certificates in most cases.

Please note: Our office can issue certified birth certificates from 1983 to present.  We can issue birth cards back to the year 1902.  Fees are to be paid in advance by check, cash, or money order.

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.