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 TERREBONNE PARISH CLERK OF COURT

Honorable Theresa A. Robichaux

Clerk of Court

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EFFECTIVE APRIL 1, 2021 OUR OFFICE WILL BEGIN ISSUING DEATH CERTIFICATES.  

Death certificates are only available from our office for those deaths occurring from July 1, 2012 to present.  Please click here for more information.

Birth Certificate Department

THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE DEPARTMENT ONLY ACCEPTS CASH FOR PAYMENT.
WE DO NOT ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS IN THIS DEPARTMENT.


The Birth/Death Certificate Department is located at 310 Church St.,
directly across the street on the west side of the Old Courthouse building.

Phone: 985-873-8376

Fax: 985-868-5143


Supervisor: Kristie Uzee

BIRTH CERTIFICATES and DEATH CERTIFICATES

BIRTH CERTIFICATES – Individuals born in Louisiana from the year 1903 to the present may obtain a certified copy of their Birth Certificate from the Clerk of Court’s Office.   Individuals born before the year 1923 must go to the Vital Records Office located at 1450 Poydras St., New Orleans, LA 70160.   For more info call 504-593-5100 or click here.  You may also fill out the application for a birth  certificate by clicking here or you may fill out the application in the office of the Clerk of Court/Birth and Death Certificate dept. located in our office-site location located at 310 Church St., Houma, LA.

BIRTH CERTIFICATES - $34.00 (Cash only-no checks or credit cards)

BIRTH CARDS - Birth cards can ONLY be purchased as a package with a birth certificate.   You may NOT purchase a birth card individually (Effective 05/27/16-Act 270 of the 2016 Legislative Session)

Birth Certificate and Birth Card package is $48.00.

DEATH CERTIFICATES:  $26.00 (CASH ONLY)

Death certificates are only available from our office for those deaths occurring from July 1, 2012 to present.

You may fill out the application for a death certificate by clicking here or you may fill out the application in the office of the Clerk of Court/Birth and Death Certificate dept. located in our office-site location located at 310 Church St., Houma, LA.

NOTE: THESE ITEMS ARE PRINTED ON OFFICIAL FORMS OBTAINED FROM THE VITAL RECORDS REGISTRY AND ARE PRINTED VIA A DIRECT LINK FROM THE VITAL RECORDS OFFICE TO THE CLERK’S OFFICE OVER THE INTERNET.   THERE IS AN APPROXIMATE WAIT OF ONE HOUR FOR PROCESSING.

An individual applying for a Birth Certificate must appear in person.   No individual can appear and request a birth certificate on another individual.   There are a few exceptions.   Call the Clerk of Court’s Office for further information, if needed.

IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Must produce original identification (no copies) in the form of one primary document or two secondary documents.

PRIMARY DOCUMENTS (MUST BE ORIGINALS-NO COPIES):

  1. A state issued hard copy driver’s license that includes a photograph that clearly identifies the applicant as the same. Click here for more information.

  2. A state issued picture identification that includes a photograph that clearly identifies the applicant as the same.  A TWIC card is NOT accepted as a form of identification.

  3. A current U.S. military identification card that includes a photograph that clearly identifies the applicant as the same.

  4. A U.S. Passport with current photograph that clearly identifies the applicant as the same.

  5. For students a current school identification document with a photograph that clearly identifies the applicant as the same.

SECONDARY DOCUMENTS:

You must have an ORIGINAL SIGNED Social Security card and any one of the following ORIGINAL documents:

  1. A student picture ID card from a Louisiana college or university when accompanied by a 100% fee paid receipt for the current semester. Note: This counts as two documents.

  2. A W-2 form issued within the last two years plus an original signed Social Security card.  The Social Security numbers must match. Note: This counts as two documents.

  3. A certified copy of adoption papers.

  4. Official certified deeds or title to property in Louisiana.

  5. Louisiana certificate of vehicle title.

  6. Insurance policy (Health, Life, Auto).

  7. A payroll stub. The stub must show the name and Social Security number of the applicant.
    Note: Cannot be handwritten.

  8. A current U.S. military dependent identification card that includes a photograph that clearly identifies the applicant as the same.

  9. Original DD-214 Military Discharge document that clearly identifies the bearer as the same.

  10. A medical card with the applicant’s name on it.

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals/Vital Records and Statistics dept. will not accept the digital LA wallet as a proper form of identification when applying for a marriage license, birth certificate or death certificate.  You MUST have a valid hard copy of your driver’s license for any of these services.

 


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