Vital Records Department
1916 North Leg Road
Augusta, GA 30909
Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Phone: (706) 667-4335
Effective July 1, 2010 the birth & death certificate fee increased from $15.00 to $25.00
WHY?? The General Assembly passed and the Governor signed the FY 2011 budget and requested that the fees for vital records (birth and death certificates) in Georgia be increased by $10. The Board of Community Health followed the legislative intent of the General Assembly and voted in favor of the $10 fee increase.
Additional certifications of same record ordered at the same time – 1(full size copies only) $5.00.
The fee increase is projected to raise $1.8 million in funds.
***All births and deaths are registered and recorded in the county that the event occurred.
For additional information contact the Vital Records Office at (706) 667-4335.
- Birth Certificate Required Information
- Death Certificate Required Information
- Click here for information about Out-of-State birth and death certificates
To order official, certified Georgia (GA) vital certificates from the Richmond County Health Department online; quickly and securely click the link: VitalChek
The Richmond County Health Department, through a partnership with VitalChek Network, Inc., has made it possible to request vital records online by using your credit card. An additional fee will be charged by VitalChek Network, Inc. for using this service, all major credit cards are accepted, including American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa.