A birth certificate is a confidential document; therefore, the only people eligible to obtain the certificate are:
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
An adult child of the individual
If you were born anywhere in the State of Georgia, you may request a certified copy of your birth certificate from the Liberty County Probate Court.
A death certificate is a confidential document; therefore, only the immediate family of the deceased can obtain a death certificate, including:
The biological or adoptive parents
The legal guardian
The adult children
If you have a tangible interest in a matter pertaining to the decedent, you can request a certified copy of the death certificate; however, the cause of death and social security number will be redacted.
How to Request Certificate
You may come in directly to the Liberty County Probate Court between the hours of 8 am and 4 pm to obtain a certified copy of a vital record. Prior to coming in, and as a convenience to the customer, you can complete and submit the Certificate Request Form (PDF). You must bring with you your identification, (valid driver's license, valid military ID or valid Passport) and the cash fee. At this time, the Probate Court is not set up to accept debit or credit cards.
You may also request a Georgia birth certificate or death certificate by mailing a written request to: Liberty County Probate Court P.O. Box 28 Hinesville, GA 31310
Requests by mail must include a completed Certificate Request Form (PDF), along with a money order made payable to Liberty County Probate Court and a clear photo copy of your picture ID.
The cost of obtaining a Georgia birth certificate or death certificate is $25 per person for the first certified copy and $5 per person for each additional certified copy. Only cash or money order is accepted.