Georgia State Office of Vital Records


To be redirected to the Georgia State Office of Vital Records website - CLICK HERE

Vital Records is responsible for registering, preserving, amending, and certifying all Georgia vital events.


Update on Walk-in Services

Due to the public health state of emergency surrounding COVID-19, we have suspended Vital Records walk-in services at the State Office of Vital Records until further notice. You may request birth and death records online using one of our approved third party vendors (ROVERGo Certificates, or VitalChek) or visit your local county office. It is strongly recommended that you call first, before visiting your county office. If you would like to make a change or correction to a vital record, please mail your request, along with the required documentation, to our facility. Our mailing address is 1680 Phoenix Blvd., Suite 100, Atlanta, Georgia 30349. For all other questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at 404-679-4702. Our Communications Center will be open from 8:00am to 4:30pm to assist you during this time. Stay safe and be well.

**Due to the public health state of emergency surrounding COVID-19, processing times for all vital records requests may be delayed.


Upcoming Office Hours and Vital Records Webinars

  • October 19, 2021 - Fee & Issuance Request (Amendment/PA/Correction)
    Join our webinar about utilizing the Fee & Issuance module to submit your request to Special Services. This will give you the opportunity to track the status of the paperwork you mailed to the state office. Event details
  • October 26, 2021 - Vital Records Office Hours
    Join us for our Vital Records Office Hours webinar. The goal in mind when creating this series was to give everyone the opportunity to meet regularly, discuss issues and provide updates in a virtual townhall-like setting. We will host sessions monthly, with each session lasting only one hour. In addition, we will have guest panelists at every meeting to answer questions and address concerns. Event details
  • November 18, 2021 - Vital Records Office Hours
    Join us for our Vital Records Office Hours webinar. The goal in mind when creating this series was to give everyone the opportunity to meet regularly, discuss issues and provide updates in a virtual townhall-like setting. We will host sessions monthly, with each session lasting only one hour. In addition, we will have guest panelists at every meeting to answer questions and address concerns. Event details
  • December 1, 2021 - Vital Records Office Hours
    Join us for our Vital Records Office Hours webinar. The goal in mind when creating this series was to give everyone the opportunity to meet regularly, discuss issues and provide updates in a virtual townhall-like setting. We will host sessions monthly, with each session lasting only one hour. In addition, we will have guest panelists at every meeting to answer questions and address concerns. Event details
  • December 9, 2021 - Disposition & Disinter/Reinter Process
    Please join the Training and Support Team as we review the steps for issuing Disposition & Disinter/Reinter Permits. This training will cover updated Rules as well as provide a detailed overview of the process…i.e. who should issue permits and when you should issue permits. We will also take the opportunity to answer some of the frequently asked questions. Event details


GAVERS September Maintenance - Features and Fixes

The State Office of Vital Records recently conducted maintenance on the GAVERS application. Below is a list of the features and fixes that are now available. If you have any questions about the deployment, please contact your regional consultant.

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Guidance for COVID-19 Death Certificate Amendments

August 25, 2021

Greetings from the State Office of Vital Records,

To amend a death certificate to add “COVID-19” the certifying physician, medical examiner, or coroner must submit a written request detailing the changes needed, along with at least one piece of evidence from an official source, such as a positive lab test for COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2), or a medical record clearly stating the diagnosis of COVID-19. All requests should be e-mailed to dph-vrdeath.correction@dph.ga.gov along with the scanned documentation. If e-mail is not an option, the request can be mailed to the State Office of Vital Records at this address:

State Office of Vital Records
1680 Phoenix Boulevard, Suite 100
Atlanta, Georgia 30349

This requirement to submit medical evidence does not apply if fixing a simple spelling mistake, like “COIVD-19” to “COVID-19” or when updating a pending death certificate that did not previously have a cause of death.

Thank you,
Christopher JP Harrison, MPH
State Registrar


  • State Office of Vital Records Guidance for Certifying COVID-19 Deaths - May 7, 2020 - CLICK HERE

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Christopher JP Harrison, MPH
State Registrar


Rule Changes for 511-1-3.23 - Effective June 23, 2021

The Georgia State Office of Vital Records has announced rule changes for 511-1-3.23 (Permits for Disposition, Disinterment and Reinterment) effective June 23, 2021.

Click the links below for the State Office of Vital Records forms. Note: It is important to download the forms each time, instead of having copies on file. This will ensure if a form is updated, you will be using the correct version.

  • NEW (EFFECTIVE 6-23-21) Permit for Disinterment/Reinternment Form - CLICK HERE
  • Disposition of Human Remains Form - CLICK HERE
  • Supplemental Death Form - CLICK HERE
  • Pronouncement of Death Form - CLICK HERE
  • Deputy Registrars for Disposition Permits - CLICK HERE

If you have any questions about these forms, contact the State Office of Vital Records.


Locations Page

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.

Find Your Vital Records Office.

We thank you for your continued partnership and support.


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