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Under the Georgia Open Records Act, also known as the Georgia Sunshine Laws all public records are available for inspection and copying unless they are specifically exempted from disclosure under the law. These statutes provide that records and information held by governments are open to the public with exceptions to confidentiality and privacy. The state of Georgia is divided into 159 counties. There are 535 cities in Georgia. Although some Georgia cities may call themselves towns, there is no legal difference between cities, towns or villages. Georgia criminal history records are generally obtained from Sheriff's Office or Police Departments and also found in case files. The criminal history record includes the person's identification data, arrest data, final judicial disposition data submitted by a court, prosecutor or other criminal justice agency and custodial information if the offender was incarcerated in a Georgia correctional facility. Georgia public records in an organized, easy to access format. Find directories leading to information categorized by counties and cities, as well as subject matter. Request vital records through state, county, or city websites. Research all pertinent information regarding Georgia government, public services, resources and local community events. Access crime statistics and read Georgia crime reports. Request court and criminal records through online websites. Learn about demographic and household facts in Georgia and read about current events. Obtain income and employment statistics and find out about real estate and housing in the state. Discover facts about Georgia citizens education and background history. Learn about the nature of the firms currently doing business in the state and the cultural heritage of company ownership. These sites and statistics are being continually updated with the most current information.
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  • How do I search in Georgia for a lien on a company?
    The Georgia Superior court clerks' cooperative authority's website provides the general public with a free search. The lookup is based on a name search. The search includes separate instructions regarding entering individuals' names, which means the search is not always an individual but an entity. Searching the owners' names can help with a more comprehensive search. You can also conduct a business entity search through the Office of the Georgia Secretary of State, corporation division, and see the listed officers' names, which is also an open public search. (Staff)
  • How do I find out in Georgia if I have a Warrant, Subpoena, Etc.?
    Through searching courts, these (Warrant Subpoenas Etc) are generally issued by judges. There are specific police departments that will show warrants on their web pages, but they tend to be issued by the judges. These records are primarily on the county level since most criminal cases arise from county court. Georgia's state website has a page titled "Learning about Warrants" it says what you can do and your right when requesting warrant information. (Staff)
  • Where do I find a copy of a divorce confirmation letter in Georgia?
    The Georgia Department of health issues divorce confirmation letters if you don't need an official certificate (which you can get directly from the county court clerk). Go to the department's website and search for Divorce Confirmations. Under the required information, you will find the request form; there's a ten-dollar fee for the department to search. The confirmation letter is sent by mail, and so is the request. (Staff)
  • Where can I find my arrears on child support in Georgia, and if I have a warrant for my arrest?
    It depends on where in Georgia. Certain cities, such as the Atlanta Municipal Court, make it easy and allow an open online search of warrants. In some cases, the law enforcement's website also puts out a warrant page; if you know which area, there may be another user who can help. (Staff)
  • How can I determine if my husband has filed for divorce in Georgia?
    You can look up individual cases online by going to the superior court's search page (county level). These searches can be found through gov. county pages, either from this site or search engines. When using search engines, make sure it is a government site, and it can take some navigation; you can always use the search window within site. Fulton county's search, for example, is hidden; there's a link that mentions "Acquire Copies," which carries a fee and is not just the information but copies from the case file. If you don't need case file copies, you can go to Online Options/judicial case search on that same menu. If you only know the party name, a drop-down will change it from a citation or case number search. I searched "All Superior" and "All case records," and one of the first cases I noticed was a divorce filing. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in Georgia the disposition of a criminal case?
    You can either request copies of criminal cases directly from the court clerk online or from automated civil case searches which offer an overview and sometimes more. A majority of these cases are at the county level, and a list of the counties in a drop-down menu on the top right of this page will take you to the county page, from there you can begin by clicking on the courts' link and browse to find the case you're looking for. Fulton and Clayton are two which I used, and both had free cases online. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in Georgia, my criminal records?
    Criminal records are a focal part of background checks being requested. Police departments and sheriff's offices provide many background and criminal checks. The state also offers a felon search that can be conducted online instantly. There is no control over how much criminal information/background is disclosed to the public and found on these reports. For more detailed information, a researcher can go to the courthouse where the criminal trial was held and view case records. Many courthouses have a way in which the public can search and request copies of their filings. The methods available to you are based on the custodians of the record, and due to this reason, some data is more accessible to obtain than others. There are restrictions as to the type of record an individual is requesting. Many public records contain personal information, so the provider must maintain a balance between public record laws and privacy. Using private sources can have fewer restrictions and difficulty. Numerous companies use private background check services to pre-screen potential employees. Check online for published news of past arrests; these may still be on the net. Try to search as the person who may be looking thoroughly online for any data, including news media, social media, and others. (Staff)
  • Where can I find free access to public marriage records in Georgia?
    This depends on where and when the marriage occurred. Archived marriage records are not protected as the more recent ones are. Archived marriage records are more of an issue of data retrieval and collection. Newer marriage licenses from government recorders will most likely charge a fee. The location is also an issue as some courts allow for walk-ins and free searches; however, ordering copies can carry a cost. Early county marriages from newspapers show information freely online also. (Staff)
  • Where can I find a public record in Georgia?
    Departments throughout the government set forth procedures to obtain their files/records on their websites. You can do the work yourself online. Many databases are free; you can see what is available as a public record. It's best to narrow it down by the type of record or which entity would have that record. As many records are considered public, their access differs for various records. Generally, the more often the record is requested, the better the access is due to its popularity. (Staff)
  • Where can I find access to and a copy of an arrest record on someone in Georgia?
    Arrest reports are created and provided by the arresting police department. Records of arrests can be found in many places, such as individual police logs or inmate/jail lists throughout Georgia. The Clarke County Sheriff's Office is a good example of open arrest records. An arrest can also be viewed on published news sites; up to the individual to determine the best source. If you know the person's name and which department made the arrest, you can contact that particular law enforcement agency directly. Their websites generally have instructions on how to provide them and what you need. Inmate lists also show some information but are usually not very specific and include recently released detainees. (Staff)
  • Where can I find my deceased mother's probate records file in Georgia?
    Which county would the probate have been filed in? You can conduct a people address locator search to find the last residences, which can tell you the court to look into. After that, you can go to that court's website and see how to search for and request their filings. (Staff)
  • How can I get an arresting officer's report in Georgia?
    Arrest records are generally requested from the department which created the report. The policy and method of how to obtain the reports can be viewed on their websites, depending on the individual department. For Atlanta PD, the central records unit provides a web page with an address to its location where the reports can be picked up and a contact number to get more information about report requests. (Staff)
  • How do I obtain a copy of the divorce decree in Georgia if I am not a party in the divorce?
    Click on this link will then land on the Georgia Department of Public Health's divorce records web page. Scroll toward the middle of the web page, and you will see the question, "Who may request a Divorce Verification?" underneath it, you will see "Divorce Verifications are available to the public." What you need to do next is underneath for the public to follow when ordering their records. (Staff)
  • Where do I find the owner of a property in Georgia that was just purchased?
    Georgia Superior Court Clerks' Cooperative Authority has a website with a list of counties where you can see property information by name or address information from 1/1/1993 through 8/8/2016. (Staff)
  • Where do I find out how to obtain eviction orders for an individual in Georgia?
    You can either look up the law or see how a landlord (the person usually filing the suit) files for eviction. The procedures can tell you where it is. Generally, the case is filed with the court; the court will stamp the suit as filed, then it will need to be served. At this point, there should be a record of it at the courthouse where the filing was. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in Georgia if someone is on parole?
    The Georgia Department of Corrections has an open free public database that searches offenders under the supervision of the Parole Board (instant parolee database). You can go directly to the doc's website; there's a tab at the top of the page, under the logo, that says Offender Information. The first link in the drop-down "Georgia Offender Search" will take you to a disclaimer, specifically a database of parolees. You can search by zip code, name of the offender, or the inmate number, EF#. In some cases, you can see a photo of the parolee. The information shows the parolee's description, primary offense, parole begin and end date, parole office, and phone number. (Staff)
  • Where can I find it in Georgia, bankruptcy information?
    Have you tried the court case search above under Georgia Free Court Records Search? You can view cases freely with a keyword search. Click on court records in the menu, which will bring up the search that includes bankruptcies filed since 2014. You can start there and get more information after if needed. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in Georgia when someone was arrested if the case was dismissed?
    You can look up the arrests as they come out and go back in time as much as possible. Old publications also have been arrested in them. The case may still be available at the courthouse. You can check by going there; I'm not sure how in-depth online filing searches will be. You will need to dig it up like an investigator; if there's no filing at the courthouse, you can request an arrest report directly from the police department, considering you know which department made the arrest. (Staff)
  • Where can I find a public marriage license on the internet in Georgia?
    There are several places where a person's name appears, showing their spouse; property ownership is one. You can conduct an address search on both names, then check the addresses under both names. Or you can go ahead and do a property search. The Limited-Use account from the Georgia Superior Court Clerks' Cooperative Authority's webpage provides choices for public searches to look up deeds; one is a free search. (Staff)
  • Where can I find, in Georgia, a copy of an offender's 2012 police report?
    Police departments put their process online for the public to request arrest reports if you mention which department, some may be able to help with some personal knowledge. (Staff)
  • Where can I find, in Georgia, access to DMV records?
    The Georgia Department of Revenue offers information about titles from their site. A link, 'How to Obtain a Georgia Title,' provides forms and the process. (Staff)
  • How do I find in Georgia if my baby's father is in jail?
    There are different inmate searches at various levels, state or more local such as counties. The Georgia department of corrections is a state prison of inmates sentenced to serve time in one of their institutions. In contrast, county law enforcement can search the county jails and their inmates. If you've been arrested, let's say somewhere in Atlanta, you can openly search and check the Fulton county sheriff's online inmate/in custody list. Hard to say where without knowing the location of the arrest. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in Georgia access to and a copy of an arrest record from twenty years ago?
    Arrest records could be found in different sources, such as old weekly news of arrests in online periodicals/articles or old cases you can still get from courts if the arrest resulted in court filings. An arrest report is an entirely different type of record; it is an official report filled out by the arresting agency officer, similar to an incident report or an acre. For example, the Athens Clark county sheriffs department only shows arrests of the past seven days and a current list of inmates online. (Staff)
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