Hammond – Tangipahoa Parish President Gordon Burgess will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Hammond Health Unit on Tuesday, Jan. 20, to introduce the newest satellite branch of Vital Records.


This satellite Vital Records office continues the Department of Health and Hospitals’ effort to improve customer service by bringing important government functions closer to citizens. The new branch opened Monday, Jan. 5. It is located in the parish health unit at 15481 West Club Deluxe Road in Hammond.


Citizens in the Florida Parishes now will have an easier time getting birth and death certificates, along with other records. The charges for vital records are set by the Legislature, and are as follows:

  • Birth Certificate: $15
  • Birth Card (Birth Record Abstract): $9
  • Death Certificate: $9 (initial funeral home), $7 (all others)
  • Marriage Certificate (Orleans Only) $5

The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. at the health unit. For more information about the Vital Records services, contact the health unit (985) 543-4165.

WHAT:  Ribbon-cutting ceremony honoring new Vital Records branch at the Hammond Health Unit
WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 20 at 10 a.m.
WHO: Gordon Burgess, Tangipahoa Parish president and health unit staff
WHERE: Hammond Health Unit
                 15481 West Club Deluxe Road
                  (985) 543-4165

** Media are invited to attend and take photographs. **