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Cobb County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Cobb County Arrest Records?

Cobb County arrest records are official documents that provide information about an arrest and the arrested individual. Typically, arrest records contain the following details:

  • The arrestee’s first and last names and known aliases
  • The arrestee’s birth date
  • The arrestee’s mugshot
  • The arrestee’s physical descriptors (like race, gender, and height)
  • A description of the circumstances surrounding the arrest
  • An arrest warrant
  • Information on the arresting officer

In Cobb County, the Police Department is responsible for generating arrest records and making them available to the public upon request.

How Do I Get Cobb County Police Reports?

The Cobb County Police Department provides access to different police reports for events that happened in the county. These include incident and accident reports as well as background checks. The county’s Police Department requires valid government-issued photo IDs and specific fees to release these records. Individuals that require an incident or accident reports may begin the process by downloading and completing the incident report request form or the accident report request form.

Involved parties may submit the completed form by email or take it to any police precinct in Cobb County. Requests from parties not involved in the accident or incident reported, or those involving juveniles, domestic violence, rape, or stalking can go to:

Cobb County Police Department
Central Records
140 N Marietta Parkway
Marietta, GA 30060

All mail requests must also go to this address. The Police Department charges non-involved parties $5 per accident report. Non-involved parties also pay 10 cents per page for incident reports that are more than ten pages. Cobb County Police Department accepts payments in cash (in-person requests only), business checks, money orders, and credit cards (only at Central Records).

Crime Statistics

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) provides annual crime statistics for Cobb County. Its data show that the county recorded 1,889 violent crimes in 2017. A breakdown of violent crime incidents in Cobb County reveals 27 murders, 172 rapes, 601 robberies, and 1089 assaults that year. Larceny-theft was the most common property crime in Cobb County in 2017, with 13,619 incidents. There were also 2,540 burglaries and 1,537 vehicle thefts.

Compared to 2016 figures, the murder rate grew by 50% while the number of reported rape cases rose by 24.6% and vehicle theft and larceny-theft experienced 13.7% and 1.1% year-on-year growths, respectively. Other crimes experienced downward trends. Robbery, burglary, and assault rates fell by 13%, 15.8%, and 11.2%respectively.

What are Cobb County Criminal Records?

Cobb County criminal records are law enforcement-generated documents that detail a convicted person’s illicit relationship with the county. These records typically contain arrest records and court documents and provide details on the charges brought against the convict, sentences, and incarceration information. In Cobb County, private individuals and companies may obtain a person’s criminal records, with the person’s consent, from the Cobb County Police Department or Sheriff’s Department.

How Do I Get Cobb County Criminal Records?

To obtain an individual’s Georgia Criminal Background Check, interested persons must download and complete the criminal history request form. If the person requesting the record is not the document’s subject, the requester must obtain the subject’s signed consent. Once completed, the requester can submit the application in person or by mail to the Central Records Office. Cobb County Police Department charges $15 for background checks.

Cobb County Police Department NCIC
140 N. Marietta Parkway
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: (770) 499-3900

How to Find Cobb County Sex Offender Information?

The Cobb County Sheriff’s Office maintains a current local database of sex offenders living, working, and attending schools. There are currently 350 registered sex offenders in Cobb County and over 4,500 in Georgia by its estimates. The Sheriff’s Office makes its sex offender registry publicly available for inspection and viewing at the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office. County residents can also search for registered sex offenders in their areas by using the online search tool provided on the Sheriff’s Office website.

How do I Visit an Inmate in Cobb County Jail?

The Cobb County Sheriff’s Office conducts inmate visits using video services. Individuals interested in visiting inmates in Cobb County Jail must register at the self-serve kiosk located at the Visitation Center, during the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m., or on the approved online platform. To register, individuals will need to present a valid, government-issued ID. Once registration is complete, individuals can schedule visits from a day in advance to seven days in advance of the requested time.

Visits are scheduled on the hour and are thirty minutes in duration. Visitors may bring along up to three guests to see an inmate, and each one must present a valid ID to gain entry. Individuals 17 years of age may only visit if an adult’s company. All visitors must dress appropriately and conservatively, wearing shoes at all times. Food, drinks, cellular phones, and other prohibited items are not allowed in the visitation area.

Where and How to Find Cobb County Inmate Information?

The Sheriff’s Office is responsible for keeping all jail and inmate records for Cobb County. It provides an inmate locator tool to help the public find individuals in the county’s correctional facilities. Persons interested in finding Cobb County inmate information may search the registry using inmates’ SOID, full names, or serial number.

What are Cobb County Court Records?

Court administrators generate court records to provide details about court proceedings from initial filing to final judgments. Cobb County keeps the records of its Magistrate, State, and Superior Courts on separate online portals. To view documents for small claims cases heard in the Magistrate Court, interested parties may visit the Court Connect page. This page has links for searching for case records, judgments, and dockets by person and business names. Probate Court records are available on the Probate Document Search page. In addition to finding and viewing case documents, users can also download and print them from this site. Citizens can also find marriage license documents on the Probate Court portal.

The Cobb County Clerk of Superior Court is the official in charge of keeping the Cobb Superior Court records. This court hears all felony, title to land, and divorce cases in the county. To view civil and criminal case records for this court, interested persons may visit the Superior Court Records page. The Superior Court Records Database also has a separate Deeds Records Search for finding real property records.

The Cobb County Clerk of Superior Court accepts mail and in-person requests for copies of court records. Requesters can send mail requests along with the required fees and a self-addressed stamped envelope to:

Clerk of Superior Court
Court Division
P.O. Box 3370
Marietta, GA 30061

For in-person requests, applicants may visit the office of the located at:

Clerk of Superior Court
70 Haynes Street
Marietta, GA 30061
(770) 528-1300

Location of all Courts in Cobb County

Cobb County Superior Court
70 Haynes Street,
P.O. Box 3370,
Marietta, GA 30090
Phone: (770) 528-1300
Fax: (770) 528-1382

State Court of Cobb County
12 East Park Square,
Marietta, GA 30090
Phone: (770) 528-1216 (Civil)
Phone: (770) 528-1246 (Criminal)
Phone: (770) 528-2660 (Traffic Violations Bureau)

Cobb County Juvenile Court
32 Waddell Street,
Marietta, GA 30090
Phone: (770) 528-2220
Fax: (770) 528-2561

Probate Court of Cobb County
32 Waddell Street,
Marietta, GA 30090
Phone: (770) 528-1900
Fax: (770) 528-1996

Cobb County Magistrate Court
32 Waddell Street,
Marietta, GA 30090
Phone: (770) 528-8900
Fax: (770) 528-8947

Municipal Court of Acworth
4408 Acworth Industrial Drive,
Acworth, GA 30101
Phone: (770) 974-0965
Fax: (770) 966-8923

Municipal Court of Austell
5000 Austell-Powder Springs Road,
Suite 175,
Austell, GA 30106
Phone: (770) 944-4304
Fax: (770) 944-9173

Municipal Court of Kennesaw
2529 J.O. Stephenson Avenue,
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Phone: (770) 429-4531
Fax: (678) 460-2843

Municipal Court of Marietta
240 Lemon Street,
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: (770) 794-5400

Municipal Court of Powder Springs
4483 Pineview Drive,
P.O. Box 46,
Powder Springs, GA 30127
Phone: (770) 943-8020
Fax: (770) 943-4276

Municipal Court of Smyrna
2800 King Street,
Smyrna, GA 30080
Phone: (770) 431-2804

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What are Cobb County Vital Records?

In Cobb County, vital records are official documents that provide off about life events as they occur within the county’s jurisdiction. These vital records include birth, death, divorce, and marriage records. The Cobb County Clerk of Superior Courts manages divorce records, while the Cobb County Probate Court stores marriage records. Birth and death certificates are available from the State Office of Vital Records in Cobb County.

Where and How to Get Cobb County Divorce Records?

The Cobb County Clerk of Superior Courts manages divorce records and makes them available to the public. Interested individuals may find divorce records on the court’s Record Management page. Interested persons may also obtain copies of divorce records by querying the Court Clerk’s office in person or by mail. Each standard copy of a final divorce decree with agreement attracts $9, while the fee for a certified copy is $24. The price for a regular copy of a final divorce decree without agreement is $3, while the Clerk charges $10 for a certified copy of the same document. Fees are payable by cashier’s check and money order.

Clerk of Superior Court
70 Haynes Street
Marietta, GA 30090
Main: (770) 528-1300

Where and How to Get Cobb County Marriage Records?

The Cobb County Probate Court Clerk manages marriage licenses and provides copies to the public. Interested individuals may obtain certified copies of marriage certificates online. However, if the marriage occurred before May 1973, requesters will need to mail a written request to:

Cobb County Probate Court
32 Waddell Street
Marietta, GA 30060

Correspondences must include the names of both parties and the date of the ceremony. Requesters must also include a self-addressed stamped envelope with the application. The charge for marriage certificates is $10, payable by check, money order, cash, credit, or debit card.

Where and How to Get Cobb County Birth Records?

The State Office of Vital Records in Cobb County provides birth records from 1919 to the present. It accepts mail-in and walk-in requests. To obtain a birth certificate, requesters must complete the birth certificate application form and submit it in person or by mail to :

State Office of Vital Records
160 Phoenix Boulevard
Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30349

The office opens from Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The Office of Vital Records charges $25 for the first certified copy of a birth certificate and a $5 fee for each additional certified copy of these records ordered at the same time.

Where and How to Get Cobb County Death Records?

The State Office of Vital Records in Cobb County provides death records from January 1919 to the present. It accepts mail-in and walk-in requests. To obtain a death certificate, requesters must complete the death certificate application form and submit it in person or by mail to :

State Office of Vital Records
160 Phoenix Boulevard
Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30349

The office opens from Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The Office of Vital Records charges $25 for the first certified copy of a death certificate and a $5 fee for each additional certified copy of these records ordered at the same time.

Are Property Records Open to the Public in Cobb County?

Cobb County property records are open to the general public per Georgia’s Open Records Act (OPA). Anyone searching for property records in Cobb County can inspect or obtain copies by querying the custodians’ office.

Where and How to Find Property Records in Cobb County

The Cobb County Board of Tax Assessors is an independent body that assesses all property in the county to place fair and equalized value on them. It provides property information both online and offline. Interested public members may obtain Cobb County property records by contacting the Board of Tax Assessors’ office from Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Cobb County Board of Tax Assessors
736 Whitlock Ave NW Suite 200
Marietta, GA 30064
Phone: (770) 528-3100
Fax: (770) 528-3118

Mailing Address:

Cobb County Board of Tax Assessors
P.O. Box 649
Marietta, GA 30061-0649

How to Look Up Cobb County Property Records

The Cobb County Board of Tax Assessors provides property information to the public through its online portal. Interested persons can filter searches for Cobb County property records by owner name, location address, or parcel number. Researchers can also search for information on property sales.

Cobb County Board of Tax Assessors
736 Whitlock Ave NW Suite 200
Marietta, GA 30064
Phone: (770) 528-3100
Fax: (770) 528-3118

Location of Cobb County Assessors

Cobb County Board of Tax Assessors
736 Whitlock Ave NW Suite 200
Marietta, GA 30064
Phone: (770) 528-3100
Fax: (770) 528-3118