Birth and Death Certificates

In the Northeast Health District, only the following counties maintain county birth and death certificates: Clarke, Morgan and Walton. If you are looking for birth or death certificates for persons who were born in or who died in these three counties, you may contact the health department directly or complete and mail the forms (below) to the appropriate county.

For birth or death certificates for counties other than Clarke, Morgan or Walton, please contact the vital records registrar (usually located in the probate judge’s office) in the appropriate county. You may also contact the Vital Records Section of the Georgia Department¬†of Public Health for birth and death certificates in Georgia.

Birth Certificates

Department of Public Health regulations require that all requests include the signature of the requester and the proper fee.

Access to birth certificates is limited to:

  1. the person named on the certificate
  2. the parents shown on the birth record
  3. an authorized legal guardian or agent
  4. grandparents of the person named on the certificate
  5. an adult child of the person named on the certificate
  6. an adult sibling of the person named on the certificate
  7. the spouse of the person named on the certificate

Required Information

  1. Full name of person shown on the birth certificate (last name at birth if female)
  2. Date of birth (month, day, year)
  3. Place of birth (city, county)
  4. Current age
  5. Sex
  6. Race (optional)
  7. Full name of mother (include mother’s maiden last name)
  8. Full name of father
  9. Relationship to the person named on the birth certificate requested
  10. The number of certificates requested
  11. SIGNATURE of the person requesting the document

A photo ID is required for all requests. If mailing your request, please include a copy of your ID.

FEE: $25 (payable by Money Order–NO Personal Checks accepted)

Click here to download the Birth Certificate Request Form.
(Please note that this is the form used by the state records office. However, you may complete the form and mail to the appropriate address below.)

Mailed requests should include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for return postage.


Death Certificates

Death certificates are no longer available to the general public. Death certificates are now limited to:

  • parent or guardian of the deceased
  • legal spouse
  • next of kin
  • legal representative

 

Required Information

The person requesting a copy of a death record must provide the following information and a signed request form:

  • Full name of the deceased
  • Date of death (month, day, year)
  • Place of death (city, county)
  • Age of deceased at death
  • Sex
  • Race (optional)
  • The number of copies requested
  • Signature of the person requesting the certificate

A photo ID is required for all requests. If mailing your request, please include a copy of your ID.

FEE: $25 (payable by Money Order–NO Personal Checks accepted)

Click here to download the Death Certificate Request Form.
(Please note that this is the form used by the state records office. However, you may complete the form and mail to the appropriate address below.)

Mailed requests should include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for return postage.

Mail Completed Forms To:

Clarke County Health Department Vital Records
345 North Harris Street
Athens, GA 30601

Morgan County Health Department Vital Records
2005 South Main Street, Suite 200
Madison, GA 30650

Walton County Health Department Vital Records
1404 South Madison Avenue
Monroe, GA 30655

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