Most certificates can be dispensed from the Department of Public Health including birth, death, marriage and divorce. Records
for births and deaths for any county in Georgia is available for record date of 1919 to present. Search fees of $25 dollars also
include one copy of the certificate. Additional copies are $5 each. There are additional fees for searching multiple years when
exact birth dates aren't known.
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• Birth Certificate Form (HTML)
• Death Certificate Form (HTML)
• Birth/Death Certificate Form (PDF)
Some but not all records regarding marriage and civil unions are available from the state health department. Marriage records
dating from 1952 to 1996 can be ordered for a $10 dollar search fee. All marriages before or after that time frame must be
obtained from the local County Probate Court in which the marriage was filed. All divorce records are solely maintained by the
• Marriage Certificate/Divorce Notification Form (PDF)
All adoption records are considered sealed records after the completion of the adoption process. So all birth certificate requests
and records require a court order to open. To assist adoptees, birthparents and siblings with finding relatives and updating public
profiles, visit the Georgia Adoption Reunion Registry, a voluntary database of adoptees and birth families.
• Georgia Adoption Reunion Registry.