The Georgia State Records mission is to provide every person the right to detect, obtain, preview and examine public records, thus providing Georgia residents with access to public records in accordance with the Georgia Open Records Act, which cites that all government records are presumed to be available to the public for investigation.
The main goal of this website is to equip the general public with a way to search for and find Georgia state public records easily, efficiently and concisely, without necessitating a reason for needing said record. The law states all public records shall be open for personal inspection and copying, except when the record is made confidential by a court order or by law.
Georgia State Records maintains information about criminal records, court records, vital records and state background checks. The information provided by this website contains over 95 million transparent public records.
Georgia public records were generated by the state from as far back as the year 1805, and these records typically include information from all 159 counties. Digitization of records is becoming the standard for the past 30 years, and both government and third party organizations and websites are offering ever increased access. This helps to ensure Georgia abides by the commitment of the United States of America to remain a fair and just society for all.