Where can a Louisiana life insurance beneficiary get a certified copy of a death certificate?
One of the steps a beneficiary take to make a successful claim for life insurance benefits is to obtain a certified copy of the Louisiana death certificate. The death certificate, if ready, can be purchased from the offices below:
The State Registrar & Vital Records office is located at
1450 Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
Some Clerks of Court provide certified copies of death certificates.
How to Obtain Copies of a Death Certificate
Call the State Registrar & Vital Records office before stopping by to pick up a copy of the death certificate because it may not be ready. The general timeline and procedure for getting the death certificate to the State of Louisiana Registrar & Vital Records are:
- Funeral director prepares and files the original death certificate within five days of the death;
- Louisiana law provides that the last physician to attend a decedent within 10 days of death must complete and execute a death certificate within 24 hours of death;
- These deadlines are often ignored by the last attending physician and funeral director (who may be waiting on the attending physician); The Louisiana State Board of Medical