Georgia Public Records
The Georgia Open Records Act, found in the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, sections 50-18-70 through 50-18-76, ensures that citizens may inspect public records. These are defined as all documents, letters, papers, books, maps, computer files, or other recordings received by a public office in the course of public business.
Here on the Georgia state page you will find popular databases at the statewide level. Scroll down to find those, or use the tools on the side to get to other levels of government records.
- Court System - Georgia has 370 Municipal Courts that serve incorporated municipalities; 159 Magistrate Courts that adjudicate civil claims less than $15,000; 159 Probate Courts that handle wills and estates; 159 Juvenile Courts whose purpose is the welfare of children; 70 State Courts that handle misdemeanors, traffic cases, and civil actions; 49 Circuits of Superior Courts which are trial courts that handle felonies, divorces, and land title; a Court of Appeals for the review of civil and criminal cases from trial courts; and the Georgia Supreme Court that reviews decisions made by the other courts. The Superior Courts assume the role of State Courts in counties that do not have State Courts. Georgia Court Records
- Criminal Records - The Georgia Crime Information Center is the central repository for felony criminal histories. Felony cases are handled at the Superior Court level. Misdemeanor, DWI/DUI, and Preliminary Hearings are handled at the Superior level and also at all lower levels. To access databases and learn how to get official background checks, go to our Georgia Criminal Records page.
- Vital Records – Vital records are available from: Georgia Division of Public Health, Vital Records, 2600 Skyland Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30319, (404) 679-4702, Fax: (404) 679-4730. Go to our page for Vital Records page to access Richmond County birth records; the Social Security Death Index for Georgia, statewide historical death indexes, and city & county links to burial, cemetery, obituary, and other death record databases; marriage databases in the counties of Cherokee, Randolph, and Richmond. For Divorce Records, write to the Division of Public Health above.
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Browse the Unannotated Georgia Code at the Georgia General Assembly site by Title, Chapter, or section, or search by keyword, phrase, or use boolean connectors (and, or, etc.).
|Company Search - Corporations, LLCs, LPs |
Search the Georgia Secretary of State for Georgia registered corporations, limited liability companies, professional corporations, and non-profits. Provides control #, status, filing date, agent name and address and officers names and addresses.
|County Clerks |
Search the Georgia County Clerks database for clerk name, picture of clerk, courthouse address, political affiliation, phone and fax, courts managed by clerk, deputy clerk, services offered, and local contacts.
|Criminal Records Pay Site|
Search a combined database of Georgia Bureau of Investigation felony convictions, Department of Corrections inmate records, Parole Board records, registered offenders, and county court records. Instant results.
|Inmates & Offenders |
Search by name, gender, race, age range, primary offense, sentence status, and other criteria for Georgia inmates and offenders. Provides physical description, offenses, sentences, incarceration details and photo if available.
Search the Georgia Superior Court Clerks Cooperative Authority (GSCCCA) consolidated lien indexes by name or book and page.
|Missing Persons |
Browse this Georgia Bureau of Investigations missing persons database to view photo, name, DOB, date/city last seen, physical description and contact person/number.
Search the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles Parolee Database by zipcode, name, or inmate number. Provides name, address, demographics, parole summary, and photo.
Search the Georgia Superior Court Clerks' Cooperative Authority web site for Georgia Real Estate Deeds. Fee for document views.
Search the Georgia Division of Public Health OASIS (Online Analytical Statistical Information System) for statistic information in Georgia.
|Unclaimed Property |
Type in your name and find if you own any unclaimed property in Georgia. Allows you to submit an inquiry for the property on the website.
|Uniform Commercial Code Pay Site|
The Georgia Superior Court Clerks Cooperative Authority provides this online UCC database. You do have to establish an account to access the system and they offer three plans. Two of those are monthly subscriptions and the other is a single-use four hour plan. There is an additional charge of $.50 for each document page printed.
|Voter Registration |
Georgia Secretary of State Voter Registration Lookup. Allows you to confirm your registration or look up your voting precinct.
More Public Records
|Aerial Photographs |
Search this Digital Library of Georgia / Galileo database by county for aerial photographs in Georgia.
Search the Georgia Secretary of State archives for electronic images related to the history of Georgia.
|Awards Database |
Search the DCA (Department of Community Affairs) Program Awards Database by year, type, county, recipient, project or administering program to find awards given in Georgia between 1980 and 2007.
|Building Officials Directory |
Search the Georgia Building Officials Directory by city to find code enforcement and contact information for building officials in that area.
|Campaign Contribution Disclosure Reports |
Download and view Georgia Campaign Contribution Disclosure Reports & Candidate Financial Disclosure Statements in Adobe Acrobat .pdf format. Reports include officers, courts, Senate, House, districts, and PACs.
|Campaign Contribution Reports |
Search for electronically filed Campaign Contribution Disclosure Reports and Political Action Committee filings in Georgia by contributor or entity name, office or year, or last name.
|Charitable Organizations |
Search the Georgia Secretary of State for Charitable Organizations by profession, type, name, company, reg. number, county, city, state, and/or zip code.
|Child Support |
Use your Georgia Department of Human Services account or register to view payment history, debit card and arrears balances, court information, and license suspensions.
|Court Records - Court of Appeals |
To access case information from the Georgia Court of Appeals you may use either the Court of Appeals docket/case number, the trial court case number or a word from the style of the case.
|Criminal Defense Lawyers |
Browse the membership directory of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers by alphabetic index to view member information including name, city, phone, fax, e-mail and membership type.
|Criminal Histories | Felon Search Online Pay Site|
Search the Georgia Crime Information Center records online by name and date of birth for felony convictions in Georgia. Searches are $15 each and each record costs $15 to view details.
|Criminal Histories | GAPS Employment Fingerprint Services Pay Site|
Use this Cogent Systems Georgia Applicant Processing Services (GAPS) program for fingerprint background checks for employment purposes. Requires enrollment or registration and processing fees. Results are available in 24-48 hours.
|Delinquent Taxpayers |
Browse these lists of delinquent taxpayers in Georgia in PDF format by name or by county.
|Eviction Records | Tenant Screening Pay Site|
Use Search Systems Eviction Records as part of your tenant screening. Search statewide in Georgia for eviction records by tenant name (individual or business) for just $5 per search. Narrow results by city for common name searches.
|Find People |
Easy to use, find people in Georgia instantly! Find addresses and phone numbers. Free summary of names. Fee for detailed reports.
|Health Data and Statistics |
Search the Georgia Division of Public Health records for health data and information. Provides data on be behavioral health, chronic disease, perinatal/infant health, vital statistics, and women's health.
|Historic Books |
Search the Digital Library of Georgia / Galileo database of Georgia Historic Books by keyword for books related to Georgia's history and culture.
|Historic Newspapers |
Search the Digital Library of Georgia / Galileo database of Georgia Historic Newspapers by keyword, proximity, title/publication, or do a boolean search.
Search this Georgia General Assembly database for legislation information by Title, keyword, or phrase.
|Lobbyist Expenditures - Ethics Commission |
How are Georgia Lobbyists spending their money? Download these PDF's to view Georgia Lobbyist Expenditure information on Lobbyists registered with the Ethics Commission.
|Lobbyists - by Name |
Search the Georgia Ethics Commission for Lobbyist registration and reports by name, on behalf of, public official, group, date, amount, and/or description.
|Maps (GIS) |
Browse the Georgia GIS (Geographical Information System) to view maps of various physical and other features.
|Missing Children |
Browse this listing of missing children in Georgia to view information including photo, name, DOB, case #, contact person/#, case type, physical description, date/city missing from and link to poster.
|Photographs - Historic |
Search this University of Georgia "Vanishing Georgia" database of Georgia Archives photographs by keyword, subject, city, county, title, photographer, etc.
|Plat Index |
Search the Georgia Superior Court Clerks' Cooperative Authority Central Indexing System for plat/map images by name or book page. Access requires registration with the GSCCA and they require a fee for document images.
|Polling Locations |
Search the Georgia Secretary of State's poll locator by registered voters' name/county and birthday.
|Predator Registry |
Search for released Georgia predators by name, city, county, or zip code. Gives picture, address, crime, and vital statistics
|PT-61 Index |
Search the Georgia Superior Court Clerks' Cooperative Authority for PT-61 filings by name or document.
|Public Colleges and Universities |
A list of the 34 colleges and universities of the University System of Georgia. Each name provides a link to that institution for additional information.
|Recreation Destinations |
Search this Georgia.gov site for tourism and recreation destinations. Search by interest, accomodation, region/city, and/or keyword.
|Registered Authorities Directory |
Search the Georgia Department of Community Affairs by city, county, keyword, type, method of creation or jurisdiction to find contact information for government authorities.
|Rental Housing |
Search for Georgia rental housing by county, city, zip code and access capabilities.
|State Employee Salaries |
Use this Georgia Department of Audits & Accounts service to search for State employee salary information by organization type, organization, title & position, or name.
|Supreme Court Dockets |
Search for Supreme Court of Georgia dockets by docket number, lower court case number, keyword, or attorney name.
|Trademarks and Service Marks |
Search the Georgia Secretary of State records for Trademarks and Service Marks by registration #, markname, description, owner name and classification. Results give name, status, description and owner.
|Traffic Accident Reports |
Use this TRACview service to purchase a traffic accident report if you were involved in an accident in Georgia. Accounts are available for insurance companies. Law enforcement agencies can apply for free accounts.