Vital Records provide accurate data concerning life events. The state of Georgia maintains vital records filed from 1919 to the present.

Cobb & Douglas Public Health is responsible for filing, preserving, protecting, and issuing certified copies of all Georgia births.

Please be advised:  While we are now able to issue death certificates for events that occur within the state of Georgia, we cannot guarantee immediate issuance of the certificate if the event occurred in another county.

Cobb & Douglas Public Health offers the following Vital Records: Birth Certificates and Death Certificates.

How do I request a vital record?

OnlineCobb & Douglas Public Health does not accept credit cards or online orders; however, for your convenience, you can process online requests through an independent company that we have partnered with: VitalChek. An additional fee is charged by VitalChek for using this service, and all major credit cards are accepted, including American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa.
By MailWhen requesting a certificate by mail, you may pay by money order made payable to Cobb County Public Health. Do not send cash in the mail. Be sure to include a copy of your Photo ID.

Address:
Cobb County Public Health
Vital Records Office
1650 County Services Parkway
Marietta, Georgia 30008
In PersonWhen requesting a birth certificate in person, you may pay by credit card (MasterCard, Visa and Discover only), or cash.

Please provide the following to receive a certified copy of a birth certificate:

The person requesting a certified copy of a birth record must provide the appropriate fee and a signed request that includes the following information:

  • Photo ID: Passport, Driver’s License, U.S. Military ID, State of Georgia ID, Foreign Passport
  • Full name of person shown on the birth certificate (last name at birth if female)
  • Date of birth (month, day, year)
  • Place of birth (hospital, city, county)
  • Full name of mother (include mother’s maiden name)
  • Full name of father
  • Relationship to the person named on the birth certificate request
  • The number (full size) of certificates requested

Fees*:

  • Search fee (includes one certified copy, if the record is found on file): $25.00
  • Additional certifications of the same record ordered at the same time: $5.00

*Georgia law requires that a search fee is to be received before a certified copy of a birth certificate can be issued. Payment of the fee is necessary at the time of service and search fees are non-refundable.

For more information, please contact your county’s respective vital records office:

Cobb County Public Health
Vital Records Office
1650 County Services Parkway
Marietta, Georgia 30008
(770) 514-2337 (Vital Records Office)
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
State and Federal Holidays Are Observed

Douglas County Probate Court
Vital Records Office
8700 Hospital Drive
Douglasville, Georgia 30134
(770) 920-7249 (Vital Records Office)
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
State and Federal Holidays Are Observed