Obtaining a Birth Certificate

The requirements to obtain a certified birth certificate are as follows: Must have following relationship to the applicant:

  • Self, Parent, Legal Guardian, Grand-Parent, Adult Brother or Sister, Adult Child, Spouse, or Legal Representative 
  • Must have valid Photo ID
  • If requested by mail, we will require a copy of your valid Photo ID 
  • $25 search fee which includes one certified copy and $5 fee for each additional copy purchased at the same time. 
  • Our office accepts local checks, cash, money orders, cashier's checks, debit/credit cards only. A processing fee applies to all debit/credit cards.
  • Full name of child, date of birth, county of birth, mother's maiden name and mother's date of birth 
  • Telephone number and return address 
  • Fill out and print out this form
  • Mail to Emanuel County Vital Records, P.O. Box 70, Swainsboro, Georgia 30401
  • If you receive a document stating "No Record On File" then you do not have a birth certificate and you will need to follow the directions to file for a delayed birth certificate.