Birth Certificates

Birth Certificate applications are accepted at the Tangipahoa Parish Clerk of Court’s Office in Amite ONLY. The office is located at 110 North Bay Street, Ste. 100, Amite, LA 70422. Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Birth Certificates may be purchased for individuals born in Louisiana only.

Fees

Birth Certificate Fees
FEE DESCRIPTION AMOUNT
Birth Certificate – Long Form La. R.S. 40:39(b)1-2 $34.00
Birth Certificate – Short Form and Long Form combination as per La. R.S. 40:39(b)1-2 $48.00
*A short form birth certificate card may be purchased only by an individual who also purchases a long-form birth certificate in the same transaction.

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
  • 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.

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 certificates name and date of birth. A copy of a state driver’s 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*

* Per 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.

Identification Requirements for Birth Records

Persons who apply for a certified copy of a birth 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.

Additional birth certificate information and an online form 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.

Louisiana Vital Records – Baton Rouge Office
353 North 12 Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
(225) 242-4860

Louisiana Vital Records – New Orleans Office
1450 Poydras 4th Floor (next to Superdome)
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 593-5100