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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 Gwinnett County death certificate?

A death certificate is a confidential document, therefore, only the immediate family – the spouse, the biological or adoptive parents, the biological or adoptive grandparents, the legal guardian, the siblings, or the adult children of the deceased can request and obtain a death certificate that shows the cause of death.

If you have a tangible interest in a matter pertaining to the decedent, you can request a certified copy of the death certificate; however, the cause of death will be redacted.


What identification is required for obtaining a Gwinnett County 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).


How do I request and obtain a Gwinnett County death certificate?

By mail: You may also request a Gwinnett County 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 Gwinnett County death certificate?

The cost of obtaining a Gwinnett County 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 Gwinnett County death certificate?

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


Death Certificate Request Form

  Death Certificate Request Form