Birth and Death Certificates
Which records can I get?
The Georgia Office of Vital Records has records for births and deaths that occurred in Georgia from January 1919 to the present. You can obtain Georgia state birth and death records as certified copies for legal purposes.
Who can request these records?
Only individuals with specific qualifying relationships, see FAQ below, to the person named on the record can receive a birth or death certificate. Proof of identity and qualifying relationship documentation are required.
What does it cost?
There is a nonrefundable fee of $25 per certified copy plus $8 for processing. Expedited shipping is also available for an additional $10 per order.
What information about the person will you need?
To order a birth or death certificate, you must provide the following information about the person named on the record:
- First and last names
- Date of birth for birth certificates or death for death certificates
- Month, day, and year
- For birth certificates, mother's maiden name, first and last, for the person named
How do I use the record outside the U.S.?
To use a certified birth or death certificate issued in Georgia for official purposes in another country, you may need an apostille from the Georgia Superior Court Clerk's Authority. Noncertified informational copies do not meet standards for legal purposes; only certified copies comply with laws to request an apostille. Call (404) 327-6023 for details.