(Effective July 1, 2010 the birth certificate fee increased from $15.00 to $25.00)
The person requesting a certified copy of a birth record must provide all the information below, a signed request form, and a valid photo ID, such as: driver’s license, state issued ID card, or employer issued photo ID and mailing it to Vital Records.
The following information MUST BE provided to conduct a search for a birth certificate:
- Full name of person shown on the birth certificate (last name at birth if female)
- Date of Birth (month, day, year)
- Place of Birth (city, county),
- Current age
- Race (optional)
- Full name of mother (include mother’s maiden last name)
- Full name of father
- Relationship to the person named on the birth certificate requested
- The number of certificates requested
Georgia law requires pre-payment before a record or a service can be provided. Fees are not refundable after a service has been provided. Records are sent first class mail.
The fee inccludes one certified copy if the record is found on file $25.00
Additional certifications of same record ordered at the same time (full size copies only) $ 5.00
Special Filing Fees
Delayed certificate of birth $10.00
Amending birth certificates because of adoption, paternity acknowledgment, legitimation or court order $10.00
All court ordered changes must be sent to the State Office of Vital Records:
Georgia Department of Public Health
2600 Skyland Drive, NE
Atlanta, GA 30319
No special filing fee is required during the first year of birth to amend a birth record. This includes all types of amendments.
Where to Request a Birth Certificate
The following options are available for requesting a birth certificate:
Mail your request, fee and photocopy of valid photo ID to:
RICHMOND COUNTY HEALTH DEPT.
VITAL RECORDS / BLDG E
1916 NORTH LEG ROAD
AUGUSTA, GA 30909