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Who Can Ask For a Birth Certificate? | Print |

Birth Certificates are only issued to applicants having a direct and tangible interest, primary immediate family members, or legal representatives of the family.

See the list below:

  • The person named on the certificate- If the person named on the certificate (i.e. the registrant) is the requestor, that person must provide valid photo identification at the time of the request.
  • The parent(s) named on the birth record- Must provide valid picture identification.
  • An authorized legal guardian or agent- Any person who has legal custody or control of a minor child must provide a certified copy of the court order establishing guardianship and legal custody.
  • Grandparents of the person named on the certificate- Must provide proof of relationship such as the birth certificate of the registrant‚Äôs parent.
  • An adult child or adult sibling of the person named on the certificate- Must provide proof of relationship by providing a copy of his or her birth certificate listing one of the same parents, along with his or her valid government issued picture identification which includes signature.
  • The spouse of the person named on the certificate- Must provide a copy of the marriage certificate, a photo copy of the spouse‚Äôs picture identification, which includes the spouse‚Äôs signature, with a notarized letter from the spouse giving permission.
  • Attorney-Must represent an immediate family member and provide a notarized letter on letterhead signed by the attorney; provide bar number indicating reason for the request and whom they represent; provide supporting documentation with the fee; provide a notarized release from the biological mother, in the event of an adoption.
  • State or Federal Government Officials- We may disclose data from Vital Records to authorized representatives of Federal, State, or County agencies of government which request such data in the conduct of their official duties.

Please note:   Georgia law and the State Department of Public Health regulations require that all requests for vital records include the signature and picture ID of the requestor and the proper fee.


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