We look forward to serving you during this important event in your life. For your convenience and to make this process as efficient as possible we provide online applications for both Birth and Death Certificates.
We cannot process the actual certificate until you come in to our offices and provide appropriate identification and pay.
Persons who apply (known as “Requestor”) for a certified copy of a birth or death certificate must produce identification in the form of one primary document or two secondary documents. See section 1.
Requestor must come in person to our offices to obtain the requested birth or death certificate.
Requestor information on the application must match the information on the provided identification.
Only specific individuals can be a requestor and request access to the Registrant (person named on the certificate) information.
Death certificates can only be issued for deaths occurring after July 9, 2012.
In cases where a requestor provides or attest to false information, the indivi dual who signs the application is the individual prosecuted. See Section 2, Notes.
Our staff will use our professional judgement when issuing requests, even in cases where identification requirements are
met. If our staff suspects a fraudulent request, or for any reason feels uncertain of any requests, we will refuse the issuance of the requested certificate.
Fees are as follows:
Birth Certificate - $34.00, cash only
Death Certificate - $26.00, cash only
Section 1: Identification Requirements For Bith And Death Records
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 photography 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, N - 578)
U.S. Certificate of Citizenship (Form N - 560 or N - 578)
Students (high school or younger) – a current school yearbook or current school identification document with a photograph which clearly identifies the applicant
Secondary Documents - Any Two Of These
Current student picture identification from a college or university when accompanied by 100% fee paid receipt for the current semester (Counts as 2 documents)
A W - 2 form issued within the last 2 years plus an original signed Social Security Card. The Social Security numbers must match (Counts as 2 documents)
Payroll stub (cannot be handwritten) showing the name and social security number of the applicant. (Counts as 2 documents if presented with original signed Social Security Card)
Original adoption papers
Official certified deeds or title to the property
Certificate of vehicle title
Insurance policy must show the name of the applicant (Health, Home, Life, and Auto)
Current U.S. military dependent identification card that displays a photocopy which clearly identifies the applicant
Original DD - 214 Military Discharge document which clearly identifies the applicant
Voter’s Registration application (true copy)
Section 2: Legal Entitlement to Birth and Death Records for Clerks of Court
Who May Purchase A Certified Copy Of A Louisiana Birth Certificate?
You can be the Requestor and the Registrant (person named on the certificate).
Current or legal spouse of person named on the certificate
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 judgement of custody. Custody by mandate or provisional custody for a notary will NOT be accepted. Transfer of custody witnessed by a notary will NOT be accepted. Custody expires at the age of 18.
Who May Purchase a Certified Copy of a Louisiana Death Certificate?
Immediate Family (listed above)
Funeral Directors may request additional copies of a Death Certificate on behalf of surviving immediate family members within one year of the date of death.
What About a Non - Family Member?
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.
As a closed records state, Louisiana law limits those who are entitled to request and receive certified copies of vital event documents.
The registrant (person named on the certificate) is entitled to his or her own birth record, provided they can show required identification (See section 1).
While requestor is not required to demonstrate proof of relationship (other than legal guardians and ensuring the father is
listed on the certificate), they are required to sign, under penalty of perjury, on all applications that their relationship to the registrant (person named on the certificate), as well as all other information, is given on the application, is accurate.
In cases where the requestor provides or attests to false information, the individual who signs the application is the individual prosecuted.
LSA R.S. 40:61 a fine of not more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) or imprisonment of not more than five (5) 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.
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The Iberia Parish Clerk of Court Office is ready to serve you today. Our staff stands ready to assist all in need of these services in a competent and professional manner.