STATE OFFICE REOPENING
The State Office of Vital Records will reopen to the public Monday, April 18, 2022. The office will open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The services offered will be vital record purchases, simple corrections, and request intake. Masks are strongly recommended, but not required.
You may also request birth and death records online using one of our approved third party vendors, (ROVER, Go Certificates, or VitalChek) or visit your local county office. It is strongly recommended that you call first, before visiting your county office. If you would like to make a change or correction to a vital record, please mail your request, along with the required documentation, to our facility. Our mailing address is 1680 Phoenix Blvd., Suite 100, Atlanta, Georgia 30349. For all other questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at 404-679-4702.
Guidance from the State Registrar
COVID-19 Death Certificate Amendments - August 25, 2021
August 25, 2021
Greetings from the State Office of Vital Records,
To amend a death certificate to add “COVID-19” the certifying physician, medical examiner, or coroner must submit a written request detailing the changes needed, along with at least one piece of evidence from an official source, such as a positive lab test for COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2), or a medical record clearly stating the diagnosis of COVID-19. All requests should be e-mailed to email@example.com along with the scanned documentation. If e-mail is not an option, the request can be mailed to the State Office of Vital Records at this address:
This requirement to submit medical evidence does not apply if fixing a simple spelling mistake, like “COIVD-19” to “COVID-19” or when updating a pending death certificate that did not previously have a cause of death.
Christopher JP Harrison, MPH
Guidance for Certifying COVID-19 Deaths (05.07.2020) - HERE