Fulton County Arrest, Court, and Public Records
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) is the government agency responsible for collating all crime statistics for all the counties in the state. GBI crime data for Fulton County show that there were 124 murders, 415 rapes, 2,354 robberies, and 4,286 assault in 2017, the most recent year with a complete set of records. GBI crime records also indicate that larceny was the most common property crime in the county that year with 33,652 incidents. Fulton county also recorded 6,235 burglaries and 6,097 vehicle thefts.
Compared to 2016 figures, the county had lower incidences ofall crimes except rape. There was a 39.3% year-on-year increase in rape cases. In contrast, murder(23%), robbery (28.6%), assault (1.7%), burglary (26.2%), larceny (2%), and vehicle theft (14.1%) rates fell over the same period.
In accordance with Georgia Open Records Act, Fulton County Sheriff’s Office makes certain non-confidential crime records available to the public. Interested persons can obtain police reports and arrest records by making Open Records requests. To do so, download and complete the Open Records Request Form and submit it to:
Fulton County Sheriff’s Office
Justice Center Tower
185 Central Avenue S.W., 9th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303
The Sheriff’s Office charges 10 cents per page for copies of records requested. Alternatively, visit the Open Records Request website. Before making requests via the website, visitors have to register and sign in.
Section 42-1-12 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A) empowers the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to maintain a list of registered sex offenders in all the counties of the state. This law also instructs the GBI to make the state’s sex offender database available to the public. In accordance to these provisions, the GBI hosts a searchable sex offender registry on its website. Use the search function to find individual sex offenders by name. Citizens can also refine their search results by providing information such as race, gender, address, and type of offense. To see every registered sex offender living in Fulton County, choose Fulton from the drop-down list of Georgia counties.
The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office is the agency responsible for maintaining all inmate records in the county. It allows the public and members of the county’s justice system to access jail records on a dedicated online portal. Use the Fulton County Georgia Inmate Records webpage to find individuals booked into the county’s correctional facilities.
Court records for Fulton County are available and publicly accessible on two different online portals. To view documents generated in the county’s Superior Court, visit the website of the Records Inquiry Clerk of the Superior Court. Use the search tool provided to find case records by providing their citation numbers. The Fulton County Clerk charges 50 cents per page for plain copies of court records. The charge is $1 per page for records obtained with the assistance of the clerk. The fee for the first page of a certified or exemplified copy of court records is $2.50. Each additional page attracts a charge of 50 cents.
Case records for Fulton State and Magistrate Courts are available on a separate portal. Use the Smart Search feature to find these court records. Click the Advanced Search option to filter search results by court.
The Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness is the agency responsible for keeping and issuing certified birth and death certificates in the county. To obtain any of these, send or bring a written request to:
Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness Vital Records
Fulton County Government Center
141 Pryor Street SW, Suite 1029A
Atlanta, GA 30303
The Vital Records Offices charges $25 for the first certified copy of a birth or death certificate. Each additional copy requested at the same time attracts a charge of $5. Include these fees with the written request. Fees are payable by cash, money order, personal check, and credit/debit card.