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FAQ's

Who can request and obtain a Georgia birth certificate?

A birth certificate is a confidential document; therefore, only the individual, the biological or adoptive parents of the individual, the biological or adoptive grandparents of the individual, the guardian or temporary guardian of the individual, a legal spouse, next of kin, or personal representative of the individual’s estate, or an adult child of the individual can request and obtain the birth certificate.

A legal guardian of a minor or incapacitated adult must present proof of his or her legal relationship to a child or incapacitated adult at the time he or she requests a birth certificate. Acceptable forms of proof include certified copies of court orders regarding custody or Letters of Guardianship that have been certified within one (1) year of the date presented.

If you were born anywhere in the State of Georgia, you may request a certified copy of your birth certificate from the Gwinnett County Probate Court.

 

What identification is required for obtaining a Georgia birth certificate?

To obtain a birth certificate you must present a Georgia Driver's license or State of Georgia Identification Card unexpired or expired for not more than one year, State of Georgia Weapons Carry License, unexpired Driver's License or Identification Card issued by another U.S. State, jurisdiction or territory, unexpired U.S. Passport, unexpired Foreign Passport, U.S. Military Identification, Military Dependent Identification, Veteran's Identification, unexpired Consulate Card, Transportation ID, Debit Card with Picture and Employer ID Card.

 

How do I request and obtain a Georgia birth certificate?

Below you will find a Birth Certificate Request form, which may be filed in person or by mail.

In person: The Vital Records Division of the Probate Court is located on the main floor of the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center located at 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046. The office is open Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

By mail: You may also request a Georgia birth certificate by mailing a written request to:

Probate Court
Vital Records Division
75 Langley Drive
Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046

Requests by mail must include the following information: Full name of the child, mother's maiden name, father's name, and child's date of birth. You must include your check or money order made payable to Gwinnett County Probate Court, a self-addressed stamped envelope back to yourself, and a clear photo copy of your picture I.D.

 

How much is a certified copy of a Georgia birth certificate?

The cost of obtaining a Georgia birth certificate is $25.00 per person for the first certified copy and $5.00 per person for each additional certified copy.

The Vital Records Division accepts cash, credit card (Visa, Discover, MasterCard), personal check or money order payable to the Gwinnett County Probate Court. The Probate Court will not accept business or third party checks.


 

How can I obtain a birth certificate for a person born outside the State of Georgia?

If you were born outside the State of Georgia, you will need to contact the county or state department where the person was born.


 

Birth Certificate Request Form

  Birth Certificate Request Form