Terrebonne Clerk

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

Birth & Death Certificates 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.

BIRTH & DEATH CERTIFICATES

Supervisor: ARIANA AMEDEE'

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 1903 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 fees

$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.

Identification Requirements for Birth or Death Certificates

Primary DOCUMENTS

  1. Current state issued driver’s license that displays a photograph which clearly identifies the applicant.
  2. Current state issued picture identification that displays a photograph which clearly identifies the applicant.
  3. Current U.S. military identification card that displays a photograph which clearly identifies the applicant.
  4. Current U.S. issued or Foreign issued Passport.
  5. U.S. Certificate of Naturalization (Form N-550, N-570 or N-578)
  6. U.S. Certificate of Citizenship (Form N-560 or N-578)
  7. High School Students – a current school yearbook or acurrent school identification document with a photograph which clearly identifies the applicant.

SECONDARY DOCUMENTS

  1. 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)
  2. 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)
  3. Social Security card
  4. Original adoption papers
  5. Official certified deeds or title to property
  6. Certificate of vehicle title
  7. Insurance policy must show name of the applicant (Health, Home, Life, and Auto).
  8. Payroll stub (cannot be handwritten) showing the name and social security number of the applicant.
  9. Current U.S. military dependent identification card that displays a photograph which clearly identifies the applicant.
  10. Original DD-214 Military Discharge document which clearly identifies the applicant.
  11. Voter’s Registration application (certified true copy)

All identification must include a photo that clearly identifies the applicant. The identification must be current, legible, and may not be torn, broken or mutilated. The dates of issue and expiration must be clearly legible.

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.

Who May Order A Birth Certificate:

  1. The person named on the document.
  2. The current spouse of the person named on the document.
  3. Mother or father of the person named on the document.
  4. An adult child of the person named on the document.
  5. Sister/brother of the person named on the document.
  6. Grandmother or grandfather of the person named on the document.
  7. Grandchild of the person named on the document.
  8. An attorney representing one of the above with a signed contract of representation or authorization.
  9. When another adult other than the legally entitled individuals listed above is requesting the record of a child, they must present a judgment of custody for the child. Notarized custody papers or provisional custody mandates are not acceptable.
  10. Step-parents, step-grandparents, step-children, aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws, and ex-spouses CANNOT obtain a birth or death certificate

Who May Order A Death Certificate:

  1. Surviving spouse of the person named on the document. (Must be listed as the Surviving Spouse on the document).
  2. Mother or father of the person named on the document.
  3. An adult child of the person named on the document.
  4. Sister/brother of the person named on the document.
  5. Grandmother or grandfather of the person named on the document.
  6. Grandchild of the person named on the document.
  7. A person named in a court proceeding as a member of the immediate or surviving family of the person named in the certificate.*
  8. The beneficiary of an insurance policy or trust (must have a signed copy of the policy listing applicant as beneficiary).
  9. A succession representative (Must provide a certified Letter of Testamentary or Letter of Administration certified by the Clerk of Court).
  10. The credentials of an attorney, together with a written declaration that he is preparing a small succession pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure Article 3431 et seq for the deceased person whose death certificate is being requested OR is representing one of the above entitled named parties (must be on letterhead and include bar roll number).
  11. Attorney’s designee 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.

Step-parents, step-grandparents, step-children, aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws, and ex-spouses CANNOT obtain a birth or death certificate.

**IMPORTANT: IN CASES WHERE APPLICANTS PROVIDE OR ATTEST TO FALSE INFORMATION, THE INDIVIDUAL WHO SIGNS THE APPLICATION IS THE INDIVIDUAL PROSECUTED.

Additional birth and death certificate information may be found by clicking here .