The Coastal Health District of Georgia serves the counties of Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long & McIntosh

Birth Records from the Chatham County Vital Records Office

The Chatham County Vital Records Office can issue birth records for anyone born in Georgia since 1919. Previously, records were only available from the county where the birth occurred, but through a new Vital Event Information System, records are now available for births occurring in any Georgia county.

There is a $25 fee for obtaining a copy of a birth record, and $5 for each additional copy ordered at the same time.

Who is eligible to receive certified copies of birth records?

What qualifies as valid photo identification?

A valid picture ID is required to purchase a birth record. Examples of valid photo ID:

How do I purchase a birth record from Chatham County Vital Records?

You may purchase a birth record from Chatham County Vital Records in one of these ways:


Come to the office in person

The Chatham County Vital Records Office is located inside the Chatham County Health Department at 1395 Eisenhower Drive in Savannah. The telephone number is (912) 356-2138 or toll free 1-866-667-3236.

For same-day fulfillment of your request, you must arrive at least 30 minutes before the office closes. This applies to lunchtime closures, and end-of-day closures. This will give our staff time to locate the record and create the certified copy.

Office hours are:

*The Chatham County Health Department is closed on the last day of every month for staff training.

Methods of Payment

There is a $25 fee for obtaining a copy of a birth record, and $5 for each additional copy ordered at the same time. We accept:

We do not accept checks. A valid picture ID is required to purchase a birth record.


Write to the office, mailing in the fee and information

For mail-in birth certificate requests, please include the full name as it appears on the certificate, date of birth, hospital where birth occurred, father’s name if listed, mother’s full maiden name, your mailing address w/phone number, a copy of your state-issued driver’s license or picture ID, a stamped, self- addressed envelope, and a cashier’s check or U.S. Postal Service money order (ONLY) payable to:

Vital Records
PO Box 14257
Savannah, GA 31416


Place your order over the telephone and pay with a credit card using the Vitalchek service

Vitalchek is a telephone service that can be used for ordering certified copies of birth records. The fee to use Vitalchek is $12.50 plus the $25 certificate fee (a total of $37.50).

If you need the record quickly, you can have your record shipped by Federal Express for an additional $20 fee (for a total of $57.50). Federal Express usually delivers the next business day.

The Vitalchek telephone number is 1-877-400-4439. You can also access Vitalcheck online at vitalchek.com.


Questions? Give us a call at (912) 356-2138
or toll free 1-866-667-3236