How To Access Georgia Divorce Records
The Georgia Department of Public Health, Vital Records, is a state office, but it does not issue divorce records. Rather, this office provides a search service to verify the existence of Georgia divorce records. To receive a certified copy of a Georgia divorce certificate, the Clerk of the Superior Court in the county where the dissolution of marriage was granted must be contacted. Request forms for certified Georgia divorce record copies, as well as for verification search requests, may be obtained from Vital Records.
Contact And Fee Information For Georgia Divorce Records
As the requestor of a certified copy of a Georgia divorce record, or verification that it exists, you must supply the correctly spelled full names of both parties as well as complete all of the other required information on the request form. Each verification of a Georgia divorce from Vital Records is currently $10. The fee applies whether or not the record is located. Remember that to actually receive the record, you will have to contact the County Clerk of Courts in the county where the divorce occurred. There will be an additional fee and the amount will depend on what the county court charges.
A money order or check made payable to Vital Records is an acceptable form of payment for the verification fee. Cash is not allowed on mail requests. You should note that the The Georgia Department of Public Health, Vital Records, is only able to confirm statewide divorces from June 9, 1952 to the present. If you require either verification on Georgia divorce records before that date or certified copies of these documents, contact the County Clerk of the Superior Court in the county where the dissolution of marriage was granted.