Civil Bookkeeping/Birth & Death Certificates/Marriage Licenses
Our Civil bookkeeping department posts all deposits and costs in Civil, Probate, and Adoption matters. They also post sheriff's returns and notify attorneys of service information. For questions regarding advance deposits and total costs through judgment or dismissal, please contact Sandra Lawless in our bookkeeping department.
To email Sandra, CLICK HERE
For an accurate response, be sure to include documents to be filed, number of pages in each document, and Judge's assessment of costs in your email. Please let us know if you are requesting your original documents returned.
For a list of ALL civil fees, CLICK HERE
Our office also offers certified copies of birth certificates and birth cards for people born in Louisiana. The fee is $34.00 for a certified birth certificate and $48.00 for a birth card/birth certificate combination. As of 5/27/16, a birth card may only be purchased by an individual who also purchases a long-form certified birth certificate in the same transaction. We accept payment by CASH or CREDIT CARD only. Please bring exact amount. You must apply in person to obtain these documents. We accept applications from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. daily. Louisiana is a “closed record” state. This means that birth certificates are NOT public record. All requests for birth certificates must include proper identification. You may obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate if you are the person named on the document, spouse of the person named on the document, parent or grandparent of the person named on the document, adult child of the person named on the document, sibling of the person named on the document, or an adult grandchild of the person named on the document. (Unless otherwise authorized by LA R.S. 40:41) For a complete list of requirements, CLICK HERE
Beginning 10/1/15, our office will offer certified copies of death certificates for people who died in Louisiana from July 2013 to date. The fee is $26.00 each and we only accept CASH or CREDIT CARD payments. Please bring exact amount. You must request copies in person, we cannot accept requests by mail. Death certificates are NOT public record. All requests for death certificates must include proper identification.
To print an application for certified birth or death record CLICK HERE
To see if you are entitled to obtain copies of birth or death records CLICK HERE
- Certified copy of Birth certificate (if not available, you can purchase a certified copy in the bookkeeping department of this office)
- If either have been married before you must provide a certified copy of the divorce judgment or death certificate.
- 18 years or older, parental consent is not required.
- Between 16-18 years of age, signatures of both parents are required.
- Under 16 years of age, signatures of both parents AND a Court order is required.
Marriage licenses are $27.50 CASH ONLY and must be purchased at least 24 hours prior to the wedding, but can be purchased up to 30 days in advance. The license is good for 30 days from date of purchase and must be used by that time. NO REFUNDS ON UNUSED/EXPIRED LICENSES. Certified copies of marriage licenses can be purchased after the ceremony for $7.00 each.