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vital records - birth and death certificates
step 1: How to Request
Birth and death certificates are confidential documents; therefore, only the individual, the biological or adoptive parents of the individual, the biological or adoptive grandparents of the individual, the guardian or temporary guardian of the individual, a legal spouse, next of kin, or personal representative of the individual’s estate, or an adult child of the individual can request and obtain the birth certificate.
If you were born anywhere in the State of Georgia, you may request a certified copy of your birth certificate from the Probate Court of Pike County. If the decedent passed anywhere in the State of Georgia, you may request a certified copy of the death certificate from the Probate Court of Pike County.
Vital Records requests are fulfilled in the office any time during regular operating hours and can be made in person, by phone, or via fax/email.
Step 2: What Do I Need to Bring
Valid photo ID. To obtain a birth certificate or death certificate you must present a Georgia Driver's license or State of Georgia Identification Card unexpired or expired for not more than one year, State of Georgia Weapons Carry License, unexpired Driver's License or Identification Card issued by another U.S. State, jurisdiction or territory, unexpired U.S. Passport, unexpired Foreign Passport, U.S. Military Identification, Military Dependent Identification, Veteran's Identification, unexpired Consulate Card, Transportation ID, Debit Card with Picture and Employer ID Card.
Payment. The cost is $25 for a certified copy and $5 for each additional copy received at the same time. The Court accepts cash, money orders (exact amount) or personal check for fees associated with vital records.
Step 3: Can Requested Records be Mailed?
Yes. For requests via phone, mail, fax, or email the Probate Court will need the following information provided:
A copy of your valid photo ID
Mailing address of where the certified copies should be sent
The name of the person of whom you are requesting the record for
Your relationship to that person
The type of record needed (birth or death)
For birth certificates: the date of birth and the mother's name