DeKalb County, GA Public Records
Restricted Records: No juvenile, adoption, sexual, mental health or expunged records released
Civil located on the 2nd floor, Administrative Tower. The fax is not available for public use.
Online access is available free at http://www.ojs.dekalbga.org/. Court also has jurisdiction for bad checks, arrest warrants, preliminary hearings, and county ordinance violations.
The Probate Court has jurisdiction over the probate of wills, administration of estates, appointment of guardians and conservators for incapacitated adults or children, and mental health commitments, and issues marriage licenses & weapons carry licenses.
DeKalb County, GA Vital Records
Contact the DeKalb County Office of the Clerk of Superior Court if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.
Clerk of Superior Court
556 N McDonough St
County Courthouse, Ground Fl
Decatur, GA 30030 http://www.dksuperiorclerk.com/
DeKalb County Vital Certificates
If you would like to obtain a hard copy of a birth, death, marriage, divorce, or other vital record, you can do so by searching for and requesting a vital certificate. Vital certificates are hard copy documents, the same as those used by the United States government.
Get a vital certificate.
DeKalb County Information
Deep in the heart of Georgia, you'll find quiet DeKalb County. Steeped in Civil War history, DeKalb—and more specifically, Decatur, the county seat—was a key strategic site when Sherman waged his campaign against Atlanta. Margaret Mitchell based Gone With the Wind—a book that has been printed more than any other book in the world—on many of the events of the county.
The arts are alive and well in DeKalb County. The Porter Sanford III Performing Arts & Community Center keeps the county well supplied with a wide variety of fine arts performances, and it is also a venue for local weddings and business meetings. And it isn't unusual to see sculptures, photographs, and paintings created by talented local artists on display in the parks and buildings around town.
If you're an antique hunter, a visit to Chamblee's Antique Row in Atlanta will be like discovering the Holy Grail. This stand of small, unique shops offers collectors a smorgasbord of exciting one-of-a-kind treasures. For a more contemporary shopping experience, head into Decatur. The downtown area is touted as a "mallternative" way to shop with tree-lined streets, and shop owners that actually care about making your shopping experience memorable. If you've shopped until you're ready to drop, small cafes along the way have welcoming tables outside so you can take in a little people watching while you rest.
The county isn't short on activities for those of you who love the outdoors. The Davidson Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve is a beautiful wetlands area and animal preserve, and Stone Mountain, which offers many exciting outdoor activities, is a wonderful place to spend the day outside.
DeKalb is a great place to visit, and a great place to stay…so come see all that is available.
DeKalb County Population Records
- Females: 51.4%
- White: 40.2%
- Black/African American: 53.7%
- Asian: 4.2%
- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
- Hispanic or Latino Origin: 10.9%
- White, Not Hispanic: 30.5%
DeKalb County Records
- Total: $22,661,219
- Construction: $953,793
- Retail Trade: $1,330,299
- Professional and Technical Services: $2,097,270
- Healthcare: $1,944,254
- Banking: $1,269,876
- Retail Trade: $1,330,299
- Accommodations and Food Services: $459,323
- Manufacturing: $1,574,609
- Farms: $555
- Government: $3,444,319
DeKalb County Birth, Death Records
- Per 1,000 population: 16
- Per 1,000 population: 5.4
- Per 1,000 population: 9.2
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DeKalb County Criminal Records
- Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 117
- Forcible rape: 201
- Robbery: 3,428
- Aggravated Assault: 2,036
- Burglary: 13,106
- Larceny-Theft: 23,835
- Motor Vehicle Theft: 7,422