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Lafayette Parish Clerk of Court - Louis J. Perret
Lafayette Parish Clerk of Court - Louis J. Perret

BIRTH CERTIFICATES/BIRTH CARDS

  1. What is the difference between a Birth Certificate and a Birth Card?
    • The Birth Certificate contains additional detailed information. A Birth Card is a short abbreviated form.

  2. How long does it take to print the Birth Record?
    • The Birth Record is printed within a few minutes of applying.

  3. Can anyone purchase my Birth Record?
    • No, only the applicant or an immediate family member, with pictured ID can purchase your Birth Record.

  4. I was born in another state; can you print my Birth Record?
    • No, we can only generate Birth Records for individuals who were born in the state of Louisiana.

DEATH CERTIFICATES

  1. Does the Lafayette Parish Clerk of Court provide Death Certificates?
    • Yes, Death Certificates are available for deaths from approximately 2012 until near current date.

PASSPORTS

  1. How long does it take for a passport to come in?
    • Currently it is taking 4-6 weeks for a routine passport and 3 weeks for an expedited passport.

  2. Do you take passport pictures?
    • No. Photos can be taken any place where passport pictures are taken. Keep in mind no headgear or uniforms can be worn when taking your passport picture.