A birth certificate in Georgia may be obtained either by mail or in person. To obtain the certificate by mail, a signed and completed form with the required information, a copy of a photo ID, and payment by certified check or money order of $25 is required. Additional copies cost $5 each. The certificate may be obtained in person from the Office of Vital Records on the same day.
As of 2014, the information needed to complete the form is as follows: full name of the person shown on the birth certificate, including last name at birth if female; date of birth; place of birth; current age; sex; race; full name of the mother, including the mother's maiden name; full name of father; relationship to the person named on the birth certificate request; and the number of certificates requested. Certificates may not be requested by email.
Every county in Georgia has a vital records registrar and vital records custodian. Copies of birth certificates may be obtained through these offices, although it is best to check with the county office in the event that the certificate is needed on the same day. The State Office of Vital Records may be contacted to obtain the telephone number and mailing address of each specific county office.