The Department of Public Health maintains all of Georgia’s birth and death certificates. It also holds marriage records from 1952 to 1996.
What You Should Know:
- Only the registrant, an immediate family member or legal representative can request a birth certificate or death record.
- If you need a marriage record from before 1952 or after 1996, contact the probate court in the county where the marriage was held.
- The fee for birth and death certificates is $25 and includes one certified copy. The fee for a marriage record is $10. Each additional copy costs $5.
- Although the department can confirm divorces, copies of the records are held by the Clerk of the Superior Court in the county where the divorce was granted.
Where do I request copies of my vital records?
You can request copies by:
- Visiting the online service ROVER
- Mailing your requests for certificates to Vital Records, 2600 Skyland Dr., NE Atlanta, GA 30319
- Visiting one of the county registrar offices in person
When is the Vital Records Office open?
Vital Records opens at 8 a.m. and closes at 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Source: Department of Public Health. This information was prepared as a public service of the State of Georgia to provide general information, not to advise on any specific legal problem. It is not, and cannot be construed to be, legal advice. If you have questions regarding any matter contained on this page, please speak with the agency that is the source of the information.