DeKalb County Public Records

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Dekalb County Assessor Website Employee Directory, Tax Records, Land Records, Property Records View DeKalb County Assessor website for contact information including address, phone number, fax number and e-mail address. Search Records

Dekalb County Health Department Vital Records Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy View DeKalb County Health Department vital records general information page, including hours, phone number, and address. Search Records

Dekalb County Sheriff Website Employee Directory, Police Records, Criminal Records View DeKalb County Sheriff home page, including sex offender registry and contact information. Search Records

Tri-County Health Department Website Employee Directory, Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records View Tri-County Health Department home page, including hours, phone number, and address. Search Records

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About Public Records

Are all types of Public Records open to the public?

Yes, in most cases Public Records are available to the public. Some documents, such as certain court records, confidential personal information, and other sensitive information may be kept sealed or is only available with a court order. In certain states, there is a waiting period to obtain Public Records that reveal private information.

Which government agencies provide Public Records?

A number of government agencies maintain Public Records and make them available to the public. At the local level, many Public Records are held by County Clerk's Offices or Vital Records Offices. State Departments of Revenue or Departments of Health keep Public Records. At the federal level, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is one agency that has Public Records.

What is the difference between a certified and uncertified Public Record?

A certified copy of a vital record, such as birth or death certificates, is considered legal proof of the event. A certified record typically has an embossed seal and must be requested through the appropriate government agency. Other forms of Public Records, including souvenir, decorative, or uncertified copies, may not be valid for certain legal purposes.