BATON ROUGE- Due to damage caused by Hurricane Katrina, the Department of Health and Hospitals’ offices for Vital Records and Health Statistics has relocated to Metairie, LA. Citizens seeking information about birth and death certificates can reach Vital Records by calling any of the telephone numbers listed below.

Records & Statistics - - Customer Service Main Line
(504) 219-4500
State Registrar’s Office
(504) 846-6957
Fax for Administrative Office
(504) 219-4478
Recorded Information & Forms Request System
(504) 219-4516 or 1-800-454-9570
Emergency, fax, phone for VitalChek
(877) 605-8562
Online requests
Although these telephone numbers have been installed, the phone system still cannot receive a large volume of calls at this time, nor is there voice mail capacity. Citizens seeking assistance are asked to be patient while the necessary upgrades to the phone system are added.