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Who can request and obtain a Gwinnett County death certificate?

A death certificate is a confidential document, therefore, only the immediate family – the spouse, the biological or adoptive parents, the biological or adoptive grandparents, the legal guardian, the siblings, or the adult children of the deceased can request and obtain a death certificate that shows the cause of death.

If you have a tangible interest in a matter pertaining to the decedent, you can request a certified copy of the death certificate; however, the cause of death will be redacted.


What identification is required for obtaining a Gwinnett County death certificate?

To obtain a death certificate you must present a government issued picture I.D. (driver's license, military I.D., state issued I.D., or passport).


How do I request and obtain a Gwinnett County death certificate?

In person: The Vital Records Division of the Probate Court is located on the main floor of the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center located at 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046. The office is open Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

By mail: You may also request a Gwinnett County death certificate by mailing a written request to:

Probate Court
Vital Records Division
75 Langley Drive
Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046

Requests by mail must include the following information: the full name of the deceased, date of death, county of death, and county of residence. Please include a check or money order and a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Also, a clear, legible photo copy of government picture I.D. is required.


How much is a certified copy of a Gwinnett County death certificate?

The cost of obtaining a Gwinnett County death certificate is $25.00 per person for the first certified copy and $5.00 for each additional certified copy.

The Vital Records Division accepts cash, credit card (Visa, Discover, MasterCard), personal check or money order payable to the Gwinnett County Probate Court. The Probate Court will not accept business or third party checks. A processing fee of 2.5% is charged separately per card transaction.


What information is required to search for a Gwinnett County death certificate?

  • Name of the deceased
  • Date of death
  • County of death
  • County of residence


Death Certificate Request Form

  Death Certificate Request Form