Birth Certificate

 
If your midwife does not file for the birth certificate electronically after your home birth, you will need to file the information yourself with Vital Records. This packet will have all the information and required forms you need: Out of Institution Birth Packet.

Once the birth registration has been filed:

  1. Parents can pick the birth certificate up at any Vital Records office in Georgia.
  2. Parents can order the birth certificate online but please note that there is an $8 processing fee for convenience. http://dph.georgia.gov/birth-records
  3. Parents can get the form offline to order the birth certificate and mail it in to the State. http://dph.georgia.gov/birth-records
  4. The State charges $25 for the first copy and $5 per additional copy.  We always recommend you get several for your files.

 

Resources:

Birth Certificate Information

Vital Records Offices

County Registrar webpage listing

County Registrar contact information -includes all Georgia counties

 

Rules and Regulations for obtaining a birth certificate after having a homebirth in Georgia

 

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