Death Certificates

Death certificates are open to the public. You must be a member of the immediate family or legal representative to acquire a certified copy of a death certificate with the cause of death. Death certificates with cause of death are issued to the public on non-certified white paper. Our Death certificates on the local level begin at 1927 and back to 1919 in our state office. To acquire a death certificate you will need the following:

  • Name of Deceased 
  • Date of Death 
  • Relationship to Deceased 
  • Valid Photo ID 
  • $25 search fee which will include one certified copy 
  • $5 for each additional copy if purchased at the same time 
  • Fill out and mail in this form: Mail to Emanuel County Vital Records, P.O. Box 70, Swainsboro, Georgia 30401