Public Georgia Public Records

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The United States? Freedom of Information Act grants citizens in every state the right to access public records. Each of the 50 states have their own set of rules and guidelines, but no matter where you are, the first step to finding the vital record you need is to know which agency or office to go to. For example, if you need to obtain Georgia Public Records, you should go to the Vital Records Office.


The Division of Public Health?s Vital Records Office holds all public records; and it responsible for screening, processing, and acting on requests for vital documents access. Georgia allows its citizens to obtain public records copies, although in some cases, there are exemptions to be considered. As this is the case, it is important for one to know and understand the requirements and process involved in obtaining public records in the Peach State.

Birth and death certificates can also be accessed via the Vital Records Office. Files kept date back to January 1919. Each record, when accessed, is worth $10. However, only death records can be obtained by anyone. Birth records are only given to the owner of the record, his parents, spouse, child/children, his grandparents, and his authorized legal representative. If you want to access birth records in Georgia, you need to have proof of your relationship to the record owner, in addition to a copy of your photo ID.

The Vital Records Office is also where you will find marriage records that go back to as early as June 9, 1952, up until 1996. All the records not found in the said office are to be requested from the Probate Judge of the county where the marriage took place. Certified copies of marriage records, however, are not released to just anybody; they are only given to the bride and groom. A $10 fee is required for every record you obtain from the Vital Records Office. This fee also rings true for copies of divorce records accessed from the said office. Also dating back to June 9, 1952, the records are not used for providing certified copies to the public. Rather, what the office does is simply search and verify information so that you will know when and where the dissolution of marriage happened. If you really need to secure certified copies, you will need to file a request with the Clerk of Superior Court of the county where the divorce was granted. It can be a long and tiring process, which is why you should consider an alternative option: doing an Online Public Records Search.

There are a lot of online record providers that can help you search for the vital information you need. These providers work professionally, are well-trained, and dedicated. You?ll find whatever Georgia Public Records you need because their database is often more comprehensive that those of the state agencies?. Thus, service is more efficient, faster, and with a guaranteed high success rate. Best of all, it?s a hassle-free process as you won?t need to worry about too many requirements and complex procedures. There may be a fee ? a very minimal one ? but this is a one-time payment that will allow you to enjoy unlimited public records access.

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