Vital Records

To obtain a certified copy of a birth, death or marriage certificate, customers are welcome to visit our office, mail in a request or place an order online. Most requests can be processed while you wait, however, the wait time depends on the volume of customers who have already signed in. If you choose to visit our office in person, please complete the request form and bring it with you. Directions for mail in and online order will be given below. Cash, money orders, local Henry County checks, MasterCard and Visa debit/credit cards are accepted (card processing fee will apply). Credit/debit card payments are only accepted in person. No credit/debit card payments will be accepted by phone or mail. For your convenience, appointments can now be scheduled online.

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BIRTH CERTIFICATES:

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
2600 Skyland Drive
Atlanta, Georgia 30319-3640
Phone: 404-679-4701

Instructions for Delayed Birth Certificates
Delayed Birth Certificates Form
Instructions for Amended Birth Certificates
Amended Birth Certificates Form

DEATH CERTIFICATES:

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.

MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES:

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

ONLINE ORDERING:

Click here for online orders - (Additional fees will apply)