Vital Records

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To obtain a certified copy of a birth, death or marriage certificate, customers are welcome to visit our office or mail in a request to P.O. Box 525, Appling, GA 30802. Most requests can be processed while you wait; however, the wait time depends on the volume of customers.

BIRTH CERTIFICATE

  • In order to obtain a Birth Certificate, you must be a parent, legal guardian, or temporary guardian.
  • Valid ID must be presented in order to obtain a birth certificate.
  • The fee for the first certified copy is $25.00 ($5.00 for each additional copy ordered for the same person at the same time)

Call the Appling office at 706-541-1254 to obtain information on births born at home. These must be done with the first year after birth

AMENDED OR DELAYED BIRTH CERTIFICATE

In order to file for a delayed certificate or to amend your current birth certificate (adult only) you must have three of the following documents. Each document must be certified and they should all have the same spelling of your name and same date of birth.

All of the documents should be at least 10 years old and one of the documents should also include your father's full name and your mother's full maiden name.

For females all of the documents must include your 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 birthday.
  • Marriage License Application
  • School Records
  • Hospital Records
  • Voter's Registration Application
  • Employment Records
  • Military Record

Once the documents have been compiled, please bring them into the Probate Court office.  We will prepare the necessary petition to be filed with Georgia State Vital Records. The time frame is usually 6-8 weeks for State Vital Records to prepare the Delayed Birth Certificate or the Amended Certificate.  The fee is $25.00 cash only.

Please call our office at 706-541-1254 with any questions you may have.

DEATH CERTIFICATE

  • In order to obtain a Death Certificate, you must be a parent, legal guardian, or temporary guardian
  • Valid ID must be presented in order to obtain a death certificate
  • The fee for the first certified copy is $25.00 ($5.00 for each additional copy ordered for the same person at the same time)
  • The living legal spouse or next of kin or the legal representative or the person who is good faith has applied and produced a record of such application to become the legal representative of the person whose record of death is registered.

Please call our office at 706-541-1254 with any questions you may have.

MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE

  • Anyone may request a marriage certificate.
  • Fee-$10.00 for each certified copy.

MAIL IN A REQUEST

 To request a BIRTH OR DEATH CERTIFICATE, you will need to send in:

  • Photocopy of your valid driver's license or state issued I.D.
  • Payment - Money Order only
  • Self addressed stamped envelope

To request a MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE, you will need to send in:

  • Payment - Money Order only
  • Self addressed stamped envelope

Please mail all requests to:
Columbia County Probate Court
P.O. Box 525
Appling, GA 30802