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Death Certificates

Death Certificates can be processed through the mail or through the online order service at www.vitalchek.com


If you are a funeral home needing a disposition permit after normal business hours, you may click the link below to view a list of deputy registrars who have been appointed in your area.
Deputy Registrars for Disposition Permits | Georgia Department of Public Health



Who can request and obtain a Georgia death certificate?

Any individual can request a certified copy of the death certificate; however, the social security number will be redacted if you are not immediate family.


What identification is required for obtaining a Georgia death certificate?

To obtain a death certificate you must present a government issued picture I.D. (driver's license, military I.D., state issued I.D., or passport). In order to have the social security number listed, you must provide proof that you are immediate family of the decedent.


How do I request and obtain a Georgia death certificate?

By mail: You may also request a Georgia death 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: the full name of the deceased, date of death, county of death, and county of residence. Please include a check or money order and a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Also, a clear, legible photo copy of government picture I.D. is required.


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

The cost of obtaining a Georgia death certificate is $25.00 per person for the first certified copy and $5.00 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. A processing fee of 2.5% is charged separately per card transaction.


What information is required to search for a Georgia death certificate?

  • Name of the deceased
  • Date of death
  • County of death
  • County of residence


Death Certificate Request Form

  Death Certificate Request Form