The Probate Office maintains birth records for anyone born in Oglethorpe County. In addition, we are able to provide birth records for persons born in any county in the State of Georgia, as long as those records were filed with the State Vital Records Office. The Oglethorpe County Probate Court also files amended and delayed birth certificates as well as Paternity Acknowledgements and processes new birth certificates for individuals legitimized by marriage. Certified copies of birth records may be requested in person or in writing via mail.
Certified Copy Costs
The cost of certified copies of birth certificates are $25 for the first copy, and $5 for each additional copy obtained on the same visit.
We accept cash, check, and money order. If obtaining a copy of a birth certificate in person, payment can be made with a debit or credit card with a processing fee, but we are unable to accept debit or credit card payments for requests made by mail.
Release of Birth Certificates
Birth certificates can only be released to the named individual or family members with the following degrees of relation to the individual, and proper identification is required:
Please print and complete the BC Request Form (PDF) and mail the same along with a self-addressed stamped envelope and a current copy of your driver’s license or other state issued identification. Written requests should be mailed to:
Oglethorpe County Probate Court
P.O. Box 70
Lexington, GA 30648