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Georgia Vital Records - Births, Deaths & Marriages

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Georgia Department of Human Resources
Vital Records
2600 Skyland Drive, NE
Atlanta, GA 30319-3640
Phone: (404) 679-4701

Money order should be made payable to Vital Records. Personal checks are not accepted. Call or visit the Web site to verify current fees. All requests must be accompanied by a photo copy of the requestor's official photo ID.

Birth Records:

Dates: From 1919

Cost of copy: $10.00

Comments: State law restricts access to the person named on the certificate and family members (parents, grandparents, adult children, siblings and spouse). With your request, include as much as you can of the following: the full name of the person listed on the certificate, date and place of birth, full name of father, full maiden name of mother, your relationship to the person whose certificate you are requesting, your address and daytime phone number.

For earlier birth records in Atlanta or Savannah or other cities or counties, write to the Vital Records Office in county where event occurred.
Application for Georgia Birth Certificate

Death Records:

Dates: From 1919

Cost of copy: $10.00

Comments: Death certificates in Georgia are open to the general public with no restriction. With your request, include as much as you can of the following information: the full legal name of the deceased, date of death, place (city, county) of death, sex, and your relationship to the person named on the death certificate.

* For earlier death records in Atlanta or Savannah or other cities or counties, write to the Vital Records Office in county where event occurred.
Application for Georgia Death Certificate

Marriage Records:

Dates: From June 1952 to 1996

Cost of Copy: $10.00

Comments: Information about marriage records is available at the state office from 1952 to the present. Copies of marriage records earlier than 1952 and after 1996 are only available from the county Probate Court where the license was issued. Certified copies of marriage licenses are available to the general public, but a certified copy of the marriage license application is only available to the bride and groom shown on the marriage license.

*Beginning in 1805, Georgia law required marriages to be recorded in the Court of Ordinary, now known as the Probate Court. Generally, marriages are recorded in the county of residence of the bride. Most of these early county marriage records (except where records were destroyed by fire or other courthouse disaster) are available on microfilm at the Georgia Archives. These early marriage licenses include very little genealogical information, however.

Divorce Records:

Dates: Varies

Cost of copy: Varies

Comments: Certified copies of divorce decrees are only available from the Clerk of the Superior Court in the county where the divorce was granted.

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