Dawson County Vital Records

Vital records are birth and death records. County vital records offices maintain records of vital events that occurred in that specific county. Dawson County has access to the Georgia Vital Record’s System, which enables us to print birth and death records from all counties in Georgia. More information can be found at the Georgia Department of Public Health at: http://dph.georgia.gov/VitalRecords


Dawson County Health Department
P O Box 245
54 Hwy. 53 East
Dawsonville, GA 30534

706-265-2611
Fax:  706-265-1636

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

We close each day for lunch from 12:00 p.m.-1:00p.m

We provide Birth Certificates for persons born in Dawson County.

We provide Death Certificates for Dawson County residents.

The State of Georgia’s birth and death records started in 1919. For records prior to 1919 you can contact the Georgia Archives at (678) 364-3700. Birth Certificates are confidential.

Cost-$25.00 for the first certified copy, $5.00 for each additional certified copy. Please be prepared to show your picture I.D. We accept cash, Master Card or Visa.

Mail requests:

Birth Certificates
Mail to above address. State your relationship to the person you are requesting the record for, their full name, date of birth, mother’s maiden name and father’s full name. Please include your mailing address and telephone number.

  • For a Child’s Birth Certificate: Only natural parents, grandparents or legal guardian can purchase the Birth Certificate. A legal, legible copy of the person requesting the records must be included. Also please send money order made payable to Dawson County Health Department.
  • For an Adult’s Birth Certificate: Only natural parents, grandparents, legal guardian, spouse, sibling or grown child can purchase the Birth Certificate.

Death Certificates
Mail to above address. State your relationship to the person you are requesting the record for, their full name, date of death. Please include your mailing address and telephone number.

At Home Births: Please have at home birth package completed. There will be less wait time, if you call for appointment and if you want a certified copy, please bring a money order made out to State Vital Records