Georgia Death Certificate

Below is the information you'll need in order to obtain a death certificate in Georgia, including qualifications, cost, required information, where to submit your application, and a link to the application you'll need to fill out.

Qualifications

In the state of Georgia, death certificates are only issued to applicants having a direct and tangible interest, primarily family members or legal representatives of the family.

Cost

The fee to search for a death certificate is $25.00, which includes one certified copy of the death certificate or a "Certificate of Failure to Find." For each additional copy of the certificate ordered at the same time, the fee is $5.00. Certified checks or money orders should be made payable to "Vital Records." Personal checks and cash are not accepted. Fees are not refundable.

Required Information

  • Full name of 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
  • Relationship to deceased

Submitting Your Request

You may send in a completed application for a copy of the death certificate, or you may write out the information required (see Required Information, above) on a sheet of paper and mail it to the State Vital Records Office.

By Mail:
To send a request to the State Vital Records Office, address your application to:
Georgia Department of Public Health

Vital Records 
2600 Skyland Drive, NE

Atlanta, GA 30319-3640

In Person:
The State Vital Records Office is open from 8:00 am to 4:45 pm Monday through Friday, and is closed on weekends and holidays. The State Vital Records Office is located at:
2600 Skyland Drive, NE

Atlanta, GA 30319-3640

Certified copies of death certificates may also be obtained from the county in which the death occurred. For a list of counties and links to contact information for each county click here. If you don't know what county the death occurred in, click here to find the county by selecting the city in which the death occurred.

Download the Application

Click here to fill out the application for a Georgia death certificate online.

Click here to download an application for a certified Georgia death certificate.