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Georgia Board of Funeral Service
Funeral Service License Renewals
The deadline for renewal for all license types was March 31, 2020.
If you did not complete your renewal by the April 30th late renewal deadline your license is now lapsed and you will need to reinstate your license. Applications for reinstatement can be found under the "Application/Form Downloads" tab of the Georgia Board of Funeral Service website, HERE.
Have you confirmed your license renewal? What is the current status of your license? Please use the online "Licensure Search" feature to confirm that your renewal was completed. Be sure to check the current status and the license expiration date. If the information does not reflect that your license is "Active" with an expiration date of 3/31/2022 then your renewal has not been completed.
BOARD OFFICE OPERATIONS UPDATE
In response to Governor Kemp’s recommendation that state employees work remotely, the Professional Licensing Boards Division has implemented telework options for its staff. Effective March 16th, the Professional Licensing Boards Division will be closed to visitors. Constituents are encouraged to utilize web resources for online transactions and to answer frequently asked questions. For additional information you may contact the call center at 844-753-7825. Staff will be available to provide guidance by email.
Governor Brian P. Kemp
On November 13, 2020 Governor Kemp renewed the the State of Emergency regarding unlawful assemblage and violence.
The State of Emergency shall terminate on Monday, December 14, 2020, at 11:59 PM, unless it is renewed by the Governor.
State of Georgia Office of Vital Records
Rules Changes Governing Vital Records
The Georgia Department of Public Health has made rule changes governing Vital Records and the following:
If you have any questions about these forms you should contact the State Office of Vital Records.
COUNTIES BY REGION
All of Georgia’s 159 counties are assigned to a regional consultant at the State Office of Vital Records. A regional consultant serves as the liaison between partners/stakeholders and the State Office. Your assigned regional consultant (RC) can assist you with answering questions, resolving escalations. They also provide group and individualized face to face and virtual trainings. Regional consultants are county specific. Please see the listing below to identify and contact your regional consultant
Region 1-North (Regional Consultant: Myers)
Counties in Region: Baldwin, Banks, Barrow, Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Cherokee, Cobb, Columbia, Dade, Dawson, Elbert, Fannin, Floyd, Forsyth, Franklin, Fulton, Gilmer, Glascock, Gordon, Greene, Habersham, Hall, Hancock, Hart, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jones, Lincoln, Lumpkin, Madison, McDuffie, Morgan, Murray, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Paulding, Pickens, Polk, Putnam, Rabun, Stephens, Taliaferro, Towns, Union, Walker, Warren, Washington, White, Whitfield, Wilkes, Wilkinson
Region 2-West (Regional Consultant: Little)
Counties in Region: Baker, Brooks, Butts, Calhoun, Carroll, Chattahoochee, Clay, Clayton, Clarke, Colquitt, Coweta, Crawford, Decatur, Dekalb, Dooly, Dougherty, Douglas, Early, Fayette, Grady, Haralson, Harris, Heard, Henry, Lamar, Lee, Macon, Marion, Meriwether, Miller, Mitchell, Monroe, Muscogee, Newton, Peach, Pike, Quitman, Randolph, Rockdale, Schley, Seminole, Spalding, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot, Taylor, Terrell, Thomas, Troup, Upson, Walton, Webster, Worth
Region 3-Southeast (Regional Consultant: Traylor)
Counties in Region: Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Ben Hill, Berrien, Bibb, Bleckley, Brantley, Bryan, Bulloch, Burke, Camden, Candler, Charlton, Chatham, Clinch, Coffee, Cook, Crisp, Dodge, Echols, Effingham, Emanuel, Evans, Glynn, Gwinnett, Houston, Irwin, Jeff Davis, Jenkins, Johnson, Lanier, Laurens, Liberty, Long, Lowndes, McIntosh, Montgomery, Pierce, Pulaski, Richmond, Screven, Tattnall, Taylor, Telfair, Tift, Toombs, Treultan, Turner, Twiggs, Ware, Wayne, Wheeler, Wilcox
Please contact your Regional Consultant with any questions or concerns directly or via the Communications Center at 404-679-4702 during business hours from 8:00AM to 4:30PM.
Locations Page (ACTION REQUIRED)
If you have not had the opportunity to view the new locations page on our main DPH website, please take a moment to visit the page and verify your information. The link to the page is provided below for easy access. If you find any discrepancies with your information, please send an e-mail to Dandre.Mayberry@dph.ga.gov or simply reply to this announcement.
We thank you for your continued partnership and support.
December GAVERS Update
Greetings from the State Office of Vital Records:
Please be advised that on Tuesday, December 8th, 2020, the State Office of Vital Records will conduct scheduled maintenance on the GAVERS (Georgia Vital Events Registration System) application. The outage is expected to last for (3) hours from 6 pm EST until 9 pm EST. During this maintenance window all GAVERS features will be inaccessible. Below is a list of fixes that will be present after the maintenance window has concluded. If you have any questions about the deployment, please reach out to your regional consultant.
Operations Support Team
Data Integrity & Analytics
State Office of Vital Records