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What are Georgia Vital Records?

Vital records in Georgia are records of all births, deaths, marriages, and divorces that occur in the State of Georgia. The Georgia Department of Public Health, Office of Vital Records, maintains all birth and death records for the state.

It also maintains all marriage records for the years 1952 through 1996. For marriage records prior to 1952 and after 1996, you may obtain a copy from the Georgia probate court in the county where the marriage occurred.

Divorces may be confirmed by the Georgia Office of Vital Records, however, copies of divorce records are maintained by the Clerk of Superior Court for the Georgia county where the divorce was granted.

 

How Can I Get a Birth Certificate in Georgia?

Georgia birth records

Only the following person may obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate in Georgia:

  • The person named as the registrant on the birth certificate, if they are at least 18 years old.
  • The mother, father, or legal guardian of the person named on the birth certificate.
  • A legal spouse of the registrant.
  • The registrant's grandparents, adult children, or adult siblings.
  • A legal representative of one of the authorized persons.
  • A state or federal government official when the request is made in conducting their official duties.
  • Any person with a court order.

You will need your driver's license or another form of valid photo ID, or state identification card when you request the birth record.

If you are eligible, you may obtain a copy of a Georgia birth certificate online via the Request Official Vital Events Records (ROVER) page. Through this online service, fees are $25 for the search fee, plus an $8 processing fee, and $5 for each additional copy. Fees may only be paid by credit card, including American Express, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover.

Most orders take 4 to 6 weeks to be processed and shipped. You may pay an additional $10 for expedited processing and shipping, which takes up to 5 business days. You may contact the Office of Vital Records at the phone number (404) 679-4702.

You may also obtain a copy of a Georgia birth certificate online via vitalchek.

You may also complete a Request for Search of Birth form and make your request by mail or in person at the following address:

The Georgia DPH, Office of Vital Records
1680 Phoenix Boulevard, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30349

This office is open Monday through Friday, except for holidays, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. These hours may be restricted due to Covid-19 protocols.

You may also make your request by contacting a local Georgia vital records office.

 

How Can I Get a Death Certificate in Georgia?

Georgia death records

Copies of Georgia death certificates may only be obtained by immediate family members and those who can show a direct and tangible interest in the decedent, including:

  • The mother or father of the deceased person.
  • The current husband or wife of the deceased person.
  • The child or grandchild of the deceased person.
  • A sibling of the deceased person.
  • The legal guardian of the deceased person.
  • An authorized representative of an eligible person.
  • An agent of the funeral home.
  • Any person who can show a tangible interest, such as inclusion in a Last Will and Testament, or an insurance policy beneficiary.
  • Any person with a court order.

The Georgia vital records office provides a Request for Search of Death form of a Georgia death certificate, which requires you to provide the following information:

  • The full name of the deceased.
  • The county or city of death.
  • The date of death.
  • The gender of the deceased.
  • Your name.
  • Your signature.
  • Your relationship to the deceased.
  • The address where the certificate should be mailed.

The Georgia Office of Vital Statistics charges a fee of $25 to conduct a search for a death certificate, which includes one certified copy. Additional certified copies requested at the same time require an additional fee of $10.

You may obtain a copy of a Georgia death certificate online, by mail, or in person.

If eligible, the requestor may obtain a copy of a Georgia death certificate online via the Request Official Vital Events Records (ROVER) page. Through this online service, fees are $25 for the search fee, plus an $8 processing fee, and $5 for each additional copy. Fees may only be paid by credit card, including American Express, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover.

Most orders take 4 to 6 weeks to be processed and shipped. You may pay an additional $10 for expedited processing and shipping, which takes up to 5 business days. You may contact the Office of Vital Records at the phone number (404) 679-4702. These hours may be restricted due to Covid-19 protocols.

You may also obtain a copy of a Georgia death certificate online via vitalchek.

You may also complete the Request for Search of Death form, and make your request by mail or in person at the following address:

The Georgia Office of Vital Records
1680 Phoenix Boulevard, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30349

This office is open Monday through Friday, except for holidays, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

You may also make your request by contacting a local county health department.

 

How Can I Get a Marriage Certificate in Georgia?

Georgia marriage records

Marriage records in Georgia are public records. However, by Georgia law, only the married parties can obtain a copy of the marriage application.

Marriage records from the time period of June 1952 through August 1996 are available at the State Office of Vital Records. The married parties may complete a Search for the Marriage Request form and make their request by mail or in-person to:

Georgia Office of Vital Records
1680 Phoenix Blvd.
Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30349

This office may also be contacted at the phone number (404) 679-4702. The Office of Vital Statistics accepts money orders or certified checks in the exact amount made payable to GA State Office of Vital Records. The fee for a certified copy of a marriage certificate is $10. There is an additional fee of $5 for each additional copy of the marriage certificate order at the same time.

This office can also verify marriages that occurred in the State of Georgia on or after January 1, 2014, but cannot issue the marriage certificates for that time period.

For marriage records prior to 1952 and after 1996, you may obtain a copy from the Georgia probate court in the county where the marriage license is filed.

 

How Can I Get a Divorce Certificate in Georgia?

Georgia divorce records

Divorce records in Georgia are considered court records and are maintained by the Superior Court in the county where the divorce was granted.

You may verify that a divorce was granted by contacting:

Georgia Office of Vital Records
1680 Phoenix Blvd.
Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30349

This office may also be contacted at the phone number (404) 679-4702.

To obtain a copy of a divorce record in Georgia, you should contact the Clerk of the Superior Court in the county where the divorce was granted.

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