Georgia Birth Records
How to Get Georgia Birth Certificate Copies
Birth certificates for the state of Georgia are handled by the Georgia Department of Human Resources. Their records begin in the year 1919.
Please note that you are only able to order birth certificates for:yourself, your spouse, a child for whom you are the parent, guardian or legal representative, and your grandchildren. You must be at least 18 yeas of age and provide proof of your identity in the form of a copy of a valid government-issued photo ID, such as your driver’s license, state-issued identification card, government issued employment identification, or passport.
Enlarge the copy of your ID and lighten it if needed to ensure it is clear and readable. Sign underneath it to verify that you are the requestor. If you are not ordering your own birth certificate, please make a notation on the copy of your ID of y our relationship to the person whose birth certificate you are requesting. Enclose a copy of any legal or supporting documentation such as guardianship papers or marriage license or certificate.
Please download the Georgia birth records application and fill it out and mail with payment and a copy of your photo identification to:
Georgia Department of Human Resources
2600 Skyland Drive, NE
Atlanta, GA 30319-3640
The fees are as follows:
Search Fee (includes one certified copy, if the record is found on file) $10.00
Additional certifications of same record ordered at the same time $ 5.00
(full size copies only)
Multi-year search (every three years or portion thereof) $10.00
Fees are not refundable after a service has been provided. Records are sent first class mail.
Please do not send cash or personal check. Certified funds such as a money order or cashier’s check only.
Please call (404) 679-4701 prior to mailing to ensure that the fees have not changed since the publication of this document.
You may also present the form, payment, and ID in person to the County Vital Records Office in the county where the birth occurred
If you have any questions, please call (404) 679-4701.