Lookup Public Records in Douglas County, Georgia. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.
Douglas County, Georgia
Douglas County is located west of Atlanta, Georgia, and is included in the metropolitan area. As of 2010, the population was 132,403. It was named for Stephen A. Douglas, a political rival of Abraham Lincoln. The county has a total area of 201 square miles. It is bordered by the Chattahoochee River on the east and southeast. The county seat is Douglasville.
The Douglas County Records Department is responsible for all records in the county; the department coordinates the systematic maintenance and accessibility of county records, ensures that the records maintained are available as needed by various government officials or the public, and disposes of obsolete records in accordance with legal procedures. Some of the records maintained by the department include but are not limited to subdivision plats, surveys, personal property related documents, tax liens, deeds of trust, family trusts, real estate transactions, and mortgages.
The Georgia Open Records Act and related subtitles of Georgia law authorize the public to inspect and obtain copies of public records, unless prohibited by a court order or otherwise exempted by law. As a result, the public can access public records by doing a background check online or by visiting the records department in person during office hours. To do a public records search online, you will have to visit the Douglas County Records Department Website. The website is informative and has all the records maintained by the records department. While on the website, remember to view the fee schedule applicable when requesting public records. The cost is calculated per hour of the lowest paid employee qualified to conduct the research of a records request; however, there are no charges for the first quarter hour.
The other way to obtain public records is by visiting the records department at 8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville, Georgia 30134. Operating hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m. You will be required to submit a records request form, filled out with specific details of the records you are requesting.
For birth, death, and marriage certificates, and for information related to settling estates or wills, contact Probate Court at 770-920-7249. For land records or for civil or criminal records, including divorce records, contact the Clerk of Superior Court at 770-920-7441. For incident reports related to arrests, contact the Sheriff’s Department at 770-920-4921.
|Douglas County Marriage License Office|
In order to obtain a marriage license in Douglas 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:||Douglas County Marriage License|
|Location:||8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville, Georgia, 30134|