Cobb County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Arrest Records

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, the most recent year with a complete set of records. A breakdown of violent crime incidences in Cobb County reveals that there were 27 murders, 172 rapes, 601 robberies, and 1089 assaults that year. Larceny 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, murder rate grew by 50% while the number of reported rape cases rose by 24.6% and vehicle theft and larceny 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.

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 certain fees to release these records. To request for an incident or accident report, start by downloading and completing the incident report request form or the accident report request form.

For involved parties, bring the completed form to any of five police precincts in Cobb County or email it to policeopenrecordsoffice@cobbcounty.org. Send requests from parties not involved in the accident or incident reported or those involving juveniles, domestic violence, rape or stalking to:

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

All mail requests should also be sent 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 10 pages. Cobb County Police Department accepts payments in cash (in-person requests only), business check, money order, and credit card (only at Central Records).

To obtain an individual’s Georgia Criminal Background Check, download and complete the criminal history request form. Bring or mail it to Central Records. Cobb County Police Department charges $15 for background checks.

Criminal Records

The Cobb County Sheriff’s Office maintains a current local database of sex offenders living, working, and attending school in the county. By its estimates, there are currently 350 registered sex offenders in Cobb County and over 4,500 in the state of Georgia. The Sheriff’s Office makes its sex offender registry publicly available for inspection and viewing at the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office Headquarters on the first floor of the Public Safety Building located at 185 Roswell Street, Marietta, GA.

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.

The Sheriff’s Office is also responsible for keeping all jail and inmate records for Cobb County. It provides a handy inmate locator tool to help the public find individuals in the county’s correctional facilities.

Court Records

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, 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.

State Court records are available on the State Court Connect webpageand under the purview of the Cobb County Clerk of State Courts.Here, the public can find case records including judgements and dockets for the Cobb State Court.

The Cobb County Clerk of Superior Court is the official in charge of keeping the records of the Cobb Superior Court. This court hears all felony, title to land, and divorce cases in the county. To view civil and criminal case records for this court, visit the Superior Court Records page. Visitors can search the records database by name, case number, case type, attorneys, notary, and pleading type. 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. Send a 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 an in-person request, visit the office of the Clerk of Superior Court located at:

70 Haynes Street
Marietta, GA 30061
770-528-1300

The Clerk charges $8 for a certified copy of a criminal case disposition and $3 for a plain copy. For criminal disposition packages, the charge is $5 for regular copies and $14 for certified copies. Each regular copy of a final divorce decree with agreement attracts a charge of $9 while the fee for a certified copy is $24. The fee 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.

Public Records

The Office of Vital Records of the Georgia Department of Health is responsible for issuing vital records for Cobb County. It accepts mail-in and walk-in requests for birth, marriage, and death records as well as divorce verification. Start by downloading and completing the appropriate request form (birth, death, marriage, and divorce).Bring or mail this:

State Office of Vital Records located at

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 or death certificate and $10 for a certified copy of a marriage or divorce license. There is a $5 fee for each additional certified copy of these records ordered at the same time.