Vital Records

birth_certificateThe Vital Records Department maintains records of all births and deaths. They assist in the filing and issuance of any such certificates, as well as with the  amending of birth and death certificates, filing delayed birth certificates, issuing burial permits to funeral homes. The department also legitimates births and deaths and handles paternity acknowledgements for Troup County residents.

Vital records is opened Monday-Friday from 8:00am – 4:30pm.

 

 

 

Birth Certificates

Click here to download Birth Certificate Request Form

Birth records are available from 1919 to the present. Georgia Law and Department of Human Resources regulation require that all requests for vital records include the signature of the requester and the proper fee. Access to birth records is limited to:

  • the person named on the certificate
  • the parents shown on the birth record
  • an authorized legal guardian or agent
  • grandparents of the person named on the certificate
  • an adult child of the person named on the certificate
  • an adult sibling of the person named on the certificate
  • the spouse of the person named on the certificate

Click here to download Birth Certificate Request Form

Required Information

The person requesting a certified copy of a birth record must provide:

  1. All the information below on a signed request form
    • Full name of person shown on the birth certificate (last name at birth if
      female)
    • Date of Birth (month, day, year)
    • Place of Birth (city, county)
    • Current age
    • Sex
    • Race (optional)
    • Full name of mother (include mother’s maiden last name)
    • Full name of father
    • Relationship to the person named on the birth certificate requested
    • The number of certificates requested
  2. A certified check or money order made payable to Vital Records Services
  3. Include a photocopy of your valid photo ID
    • Copy of a Driver’s License
    • Copy of State Issued ID Card
    • Copy of Employee ID Card
    • NOTE: If you are applying for children 18 and under, please include a copy of parent or legal guardian’s ID.

***When mailing in request forms, please include a valid phone number, so that we may contact you, if needed.***

Click here to download Birth Certificate Request Form


 

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Death Certificates

Click here to download Death Certificate Request Form

Certified copies of death records are available from 1919 to the present. Death certificates are available to the general public. Certified copies of vital records may be obtained from the state vital records office (all counties), or the county where the vital event occurred. Each county and the state office has a public walk in service; however, county offices may be closed some days of the week or hours during the day.

Required Information

Click here to download Death Certificate Request Form

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

  1. Full name of deceased,
  2. Date of death (month, day, year),
  3. Place of death (city, county),
  4. Age of deceased at death,
  5. Sex,
  6. Race (optional),
  7. The number of copies requested.
  8. Relationship to deceased.

***When mailing in request forms, please include a valid phone number, so that we may contact you, if needed.***

Click here to download Death Certificate Request Form


 

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