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Louisiana Free Death Records


Don't be tricked into paying for death records. Welcome to Find Free Death Records, Your # 1 Resource to Find Free Louisiana Death Records. I list the best ways to get Louisiana death records and obituaries for free or as little money as possible. This page is updated daily - if you have more up-to-date information or corrections, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Louisiana Free Death Records Obituaries
How to Apply:
  • Death records that are more than 50 years old are available to the public online, at the Louisiana Secretary of State website (see below for link).
  • For death records more recent than 50 years ago, you'll need to download the Application to Obtain a Certified Death Certificate from the Louisiana Office of Public Health.
  • Download and fill out the above application and send it along with a copy of your government issued photo identification, and a mail order or check for any applicable fee, to:
      Vital Records Registry
      PO Box 60630
      New Orleans, LA  70160


  • Louisiana is a "closed record state." This means that birth and death certificates are not public records. All requests for death certificates must include proper identification.
  • If you are filling out the request by mail, please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.


  • Free (for death records more than 50 years old), $7.00 otherwise


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