Birth Certificates

Effingham County Probate Court can only issue certified copies of birth certificates. The Effingham County Probate Court also only has birth certificates for people that were born in Georgia. We can not issue any uncertified copies of a vital record. We have applications for other States on request.

Request a Copy

The applicant must show proper identification and other necessary proof before we are able to issue a certified copy of a Birth Certificate. The applicant then will be given a form (EFS/Vital Records 2 per 96) that he or she must fill out.


The fees for copies of Certified Birth Certificates are:

  • First copy - $25
  • Additional copies issued at the same time - $5

We only accept cash (no bills larger than $20), checks, money orders, credit and debit cards (with convenience fee).