To be redirected to the Georgia State Office of Vital Records website , visit HERE.
Vital Records is responsible for registering, preserving, amending, and certifying all Georgia vital events.
GAVERS Maintenance on June 14, 2022
Below is a list of the features and fixes that will become available after the recent GAVERS maintenance. If you have any questions about the deployment, please reach out to your regional consultant.
REGIONAL TRAINING & SUPPORT MANAGER
(770) 909-2952 or (404) 863-4832
REGIONAL CONSULTANT (SOUTH/EAST)
(770) 909-2941 or (404) 901-1615
REGIONAL CONSULTANT (WEST)
770-909-2943 or (404) 901-1634
REGIONAL CONSULTANT (NORTH)
GAVERS TECHNICAL SUPPORT
OPERATIONS SUPPORT MANAGER
STATE OFFICE OF VITAL RECORDS
Vital Records Resumes Limited Walk-In Services
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. Forms must be notarized prior to arrival.
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.
A MESSAGE FROM THE STATE REGISTRAR
QuantumMark, LLC to provide onboarding trainings to medical certifiers in GAVERS
Greetings from the State Office of Vital Records,
As most of you are aware, in 2013 the State of Georgia implemented a Vital Events Registration System, GAVERS. GAVERS is a web-based system that allows all aspects of death registration to be completed electronically.
When GAVERS went live in 2013 about 5% of records were certified electronically. In recent years that number rose to about 40% electronic certification. Now, to bolster our training and outreach efforts to reach even more certifiers, the Department of Public Health has contracted with QuantumMark, LLC to provide onboarding trainings to medical certifiers in GAVERS. Our goal will be to get to 80% of deaths certified electronically through GAVERS.
The trainings will be offered throughout 2022 at no cost via live webinar and will aim to increase usage of GAVERS, reduce rates of drop-to-paper records, and provide improvement on data quality of death records.
QuantumMark will be reaching out to hospitals, nursing homes, and individual physicians to discuss training dates and schedule trainings beginning in April 2022.
Hospitals, Nursing Homes, and Physicians: We appreciate you taking the time to speak with QuantumMark and register for these important trainings.
Local Registrars and Funeral Homes: If you know of a medical facility or physician in your community who might be interested in GAVERS training, please contact your Regional Consultant and we will be happy to speak with you and get more information.
We appreciate everyone’s cooperation to increase electronic death registration which will improve death certificate timeliness and quality. We look forward to working with you on this exciting project in 2022.
Thank you for all you do to support Vital Records and the people of Georgia!
State Registrar & Deputy Director
State Office of Vital Records
Georgia Department of Public Health
State Registrar &
COUNTIES BY REGION
All of Georgia’s 159 counties are assigned to a regional consultant at the State Office of Vital Records. A regional consultant serves as the liaison between partners/stakeholders and the State Office. Your assigned regional consultant (RC) can assist you with answering questions, resolving escalations. They also provide group and individualized face to face and virtual trainings. Regional consultants are county specific. Please see the listing below to identify and contact your regional consultant
Region 1-North (Regional Consultant: Myers)
Counties in Region: Baldwin, Banks, Barrow, Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Cherokee, Cobb, Columbia, Dade, Dawson, Elbert, Fannin, Floyd, Forsyth, Franklin, Fulton, Gilmer, Glascock, Gordon, Greene, Habersham, Hall, Hancock, Hart, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jones, Lincoln, Lumpkin, Madison, McDuffie, Morgan, Murray, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Paulding, Pickens, Polk, Putnam, Rabun, Stephens, Taliaferro, Towns, Union, Walker, Warren, Washington, White, Whitfield, Wilkes, Wilkinson
Region 2-West (Regional Consultant: Little)
Counties in Region: Baker, Brooks, Butts, Calhoun, Carroll, Chattahoochee, Clay, Clayton, Clarke, Colquitt, Coweta, Crawford, Decatur, Dekalb, Dooly, Dougherty, Douglas, Early, Fayette, Grady, Haralson, Harris, Heard, Henry, Lamar, Lee, Macon, Marion, Meriwether, Miller, Mitchell, Monroe, Muscogee, Newton, Peach, Pike, Quitman, Randolph, Rockdale, Schley, Seminole, Spalding, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot, Taylor, Terrell, Thomas, Troup, Upson, Walton, Webster, Worth
Region 3-Southeast (Regional Consultant: Traylor)
Counties in Region: Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Ben Hill, Berrien, Bibb, Bleckley, Brantley, Bryan, Bulloch, Burke, Camden, Candler, Charlton, Chatham, Clinch, Coffee, Cook, Crisp, Dodge, Echols, Effingham, Emanuel, Evans, Glynn, Gwinnett, Houston, Irwin, Jeff Davis, Jenkins, Johnson, Lanier, Laurens, Liberty, Long, Lowndes, McIntosh, Montgomery, Pierce, Pulaski, Richmond, Screven, Tattnall, Taylor, Telfair, Tift, Toombs, Treultan, Turner, Twiggs, Ware, Wayne, Wheeler, Wilcox
Please contact your Regional Consultant with any questions or concerns directly or via the Communications Center at 404-679-4702 during business hours from 8:00AM to 4:30PM.
GEORGIA CODE & REGULATIONS
Click the links below for the State Office of Vital Records forms. Note: It is important to download the form each time, instead of having copies on file. This will ensure if they update the form, you have the correct version.
If you have any questions about these forms you should contact the State Office of Vital Records.
Locations Page (ACTION REQUIRED)
If you have not had the opportunity to view the new locations page on our main DPH website, please take a moment to visit the page and verify your information. The link to the page is provided below for easy access. If you find any discrepancies with your information, please send an e-mail to Dandre.Mayberry@dph.ga.gov or simply reply to this announcement.
We thank you for your continued partnership and support.
Georgia Department of Public Health - Office of Vital Records - Vital Connections Newsletter may be found HERE.