All Georgia Public Records are accessible for examination and duplication. Unless the rule mandates otherwise, inhabitants are given primary authority to view various accounts of every state department, regional offices, agencies and bureaus among others. In fact, majority of these accounts are stored in the Georgia Administrative Office of the Courts as well as the State Office of Vital Records. In this region, marriage and divorce are usually open for the general public however releases of birth and death files are constricted within family circle.
The Office of Vital Records retains nativity and passing away documents from 1919 up to present, nuptial certificates beginning 1952 until 1996 and dissolution of marriage directory starting 1952 until the current time. Information on marriages that happened before 1952 and following 1996 may be acquired at the county Probate Court and split up records at the Superior Court. Sending a request to study or copy these documents can be achieved through written application or orally. But the most recommended form is by writing a letter to avoid any disagreement on the details of the order.
In this locality, public information encompasses all media including documents, tapes, videos, books, recordings and emails created by people in the government agency during their stay as public servant, except for those accounts which are deemed confidential and could affect the personal privacy or endanger the operations of the government or companies that submitted the data. Particulars on delivery and fees for these files depend on the office authorized.