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DeKalb County, Georgia

DeKalb County is a county located in the state of Georgia. The county was formed on December 9, 1822 from Henry, Gwinnett, and Fayette counties. It was named after Baron Johann de Kalb, a German soldier who fought in the American Revolutionary War for the Continental Army. Its county seat is Decatur. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a population of approximately 691,892 and a total area of 271 square miles, of which 3.6 square miles is water and 268 square miles is land. DeKalb County borders the following counties: Gwinnett County to the north, Rockdale County to the east, Henry County to the south, Clayton County to the southwest, and Fulton County to the west.

The DeKalb County Clerk of Superior Court is the official record keeper of the county. Records maintained by the office include but are not limited to real estate deed and land records, civil and criminal records, notary, passports, adoptions, and appeals. These records can be obtained by doing a background check online or by visiting the clerk’s office in person during office hours.

To do a public records search online, you will have to visit the DeKalb County Clerk Website. The website is informative and has all public records maintained by the clerk’s office. In addition, the website has the fee schedule applicable when requesting public records. The other way to obtain public records is by visiting the clerk’s office in person. You will be required to submit a completed records request form; this form can be obtained from the clerk’s office or downloaded from the county website. Alternatively, you can call the clerk’s office at 404- 371-2836 and make inquiries regarding public records in the county.

Below is the physical address of the DeKalb County Clerk of Superior Court’s office:

DeKalb County Courthouse

556 North McDonough Street, Ground Floor

Decatur, GA 30030

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

DeKalb, GA Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009777,838
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-200926,471
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20093,048
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-20094,766
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009651
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009863
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20094,317
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200946,520
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-20097,695
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20099,503
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-20091,499
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200939,360
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20091,950
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20091,409
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-200938,265
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-200912,849
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-2009777
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20092,398
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20097,022
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-2009774
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-20096,676
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-200913,610
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-200911,340
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-2009484
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200929,867
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20093,157
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-20091,090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-2009987
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-20092,983
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200918,681
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-2009464,011
DeKalb County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in DeKalb County, the applicants must apply together, in person, at the County Clerk’s office. Both parties must present their state-issued picture ID, military ID, or passport, and know their social security number
State Law:Marriage – Title 19, Chapter 3 and Domestic Relations – Sections 19-3-62 to 19-3-64
All State Statutes: Information is online at the State Website
Office:De Kalb County Marriage License
Location:556 North McDonough Street, Decatur, Georgia, 30030
Phone:404-371-2601

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