In order to obtain a birth certificate, you must be a parent, grandparent, spouse, adult brother or sister, legal guardian, child legal representative or self. Valid ID must be presented in order to obtain a birth certificate. The fee for the first certified copy is $25.00. Additional copies ordered for the same person at the same time are $5.00 each.
AMENDED OR DELAYED BIRTH CERTIFICATES:
In order to file for a delayed birth certificate or to amend your current birth certificate (adults only) you must have three (3) of the following documents. Each document must be certified and they should all have the same spelling of your name and the same birth date. For females, all of the documents must include your maiden name. All of the documents must be at least ten (10) years old and one (1) of the documents should include your father's full name and your mother's full maiden name. The following are suggested examples of the types of documents needed and should not be construed as a complete list:
- Your child's birth certificate with your name and age or birth date
- Marriage License Application
- School Records
- Hospital Records
- Voter's Registration Application
- Employment Records
- Military Records
Once the documents have been compiled, you will need to take them to State Vital Records in Atlanta.
State Vital Records
Instructions for Delayed Birth Certificates
Delayed Birth Certificates Form
Instructions for Amended Birth Certificates
Amended Birth Certificates Form
2600 Skyland Drive
Atlanta, Georgia 30319-3640
In order to obtain a death certificate, you must be a parent, legal living spouse, adult child, adult sibling, next of kin, legal guardian or legal representative. Valid ID and proper documentation will be required. The fee for the first certified copy is $25.00. Additional copies ordered for the same person at the same time are $5.00 each.
Anyone can request a marriage certificate. Each certified copy is $10.00 each.
MAIL IN REQUESTS:
To mail in a request for a birth or death certificate, you will need to send a photocopy of your valid driver's license, a completed request form, a money order payable to Henry County Probate Court and a self-addressed stamped envelope. To mail in a request for a marriage certificate, you will need to send a completed request form, a money order payable to Henry County Probate Court and a self-addressed stamped envelope. All mail-in requests should be sent to:
Henry County Probate Court
Attn: Vital Records
99 Sims Street
McDonough, Georgia 30253
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