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
Hours of Operation:
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM
**We close for lunch Monday – Thursday from 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM
- Please arrive at least 45 minutes before closing for same day service.
- Early arrival allows for any delays in processing your request.
HOLIDAYS: We observe all State of Georgia holidays. For a complete listing, click here.
We provide Birth Certificates for persons born in Dawson County.
We provide Death Certificates for Dawson County residents.
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.
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.
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.
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