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Vital Records

There are 159 counties in Georgia. Each county has a vital records registrar and vital records custodian appointed by the state registrar. Depending upon the county, the vital records registrar or custodian may be located at the county health department or in the office of the probate judge.

Contact your Local Health Department to inquire about where to access Vital Records in your area.

CERTIFICATES ARE ONLY AVAILABLE FOR PERSONS WHO WERE BORN OR DIED IN THE STATE OF GEORGIA AND MAYBE OBTAINED AT ANY GEORGIA COUNTY VITAL RECORDS OFFICE.

Please bring completed Birth or Death Records Request Form to your local Vital Records Office.

You must provide valid photo ID:

  • Driver’s License
  • State Issued ID Card
  • Employee ID Card
  • Valid Passport

NOTE: If you are applying for children 18 and under, please include your ID as the parent, grandparent, or legal guardian.

Fees:

BIRTH AND DEATH CERTIFICATES: $25 for the first and $5 for each additional Certified Certificate for the same person

PATERNITY ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS, AMENDMENTS, AND DELAYED BIRTH CERTIFICATES ARE $35 (this fee includes a Certified Certificate)

Vital Records Request Form

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