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Sandy Springs Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Sandy Springs Public Records?

Under the Georgia Open Records Act, Sandy Springs public records include all data and information created, used, or received in the performance of a government agency's official business. The law states that public information should be made available regardless of form. However, the Georgia Open Records Act exempts certain records from public disclosure. Some of them include:

  • Medical records
  • Records of active law enforcement investigation
  • Real estate appraisals
  • Deferred, sealed, pending, or rejected proposals and bids
  • Jury list data
  • Law enforcement records that name a confidential source

Sandy Springs Crime Statistics

Through its Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) provides annual crime statistics for the city of Sandy Springs. In 2019, the UCR reported a total of 2,115 crimes committed, including 143 violent crimes and 1,972 property crimes. Published violent crimes include 39 robberies, 11 rape cases, and 1 occurrence of murder and nonnegligent manslaughter. Furthermore, 91 recorded cases of aggravated assault made it the most common violent crime in 2019.

Reported property crimes include 286 burglaries and 159 motor vehicle thefts. The least and most committed property crimes were arson and larceny-theft, with 4 and 1,527 reported cases, respectively. Overall, Sandy Springs' crime rate fell by 1.43% between 2018 and 2019.

Are Sandy Springs Criminal Records Public?

Under Georgia law, Sandy Springs criminal records are not readily available to the public. The law states that the general public may only obtain copies of third-party criminal records if the requestor presents a signed consent form from the person named on the record. However, individuals may obtain felony conviction records of all persons. Access to these records does not require consent from the person named on the record. In addition, all persons may request and receive copies of their own criminal records.

The Sandy Springs Police Department (SSPD) provides access to criminal history reports to interested persons through its Records Department. Requestors may visit the Records Department and provide information on the desired records. An interested party must reserve a space in line before visiting. Each record costs $31. Make requests in person at:

Sandy Springs Police Department
Records Department
7840 Roswell Road
Suite 301
Sandy Springs, GA 30350
Hours: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm, Monday to Friday

How to Obtain Sandy Springs Police Reports and Arrest Records

Interested persons may obtain copies of Sandy Springs police reports online. Requestors are advised to request police reports with case numbers. However, persons may search for reports by date and address if the case number is not available. Sandy Springs residents may also obtain accident reports online. Requesting an accident report requires the involved person's last name, date of the accident, and report number. Each report costs $5.

How to Find Sex Offender in Sandy Springs

The Fulton County Sheriff's Office (FCSO) provides access to countywide details of sex offenders through its FCSO Sex Offender Registration Database. Residents may search by area, name, city, and compliance. The database provides extensive information on each offender, including offense details, the offender's description, and a photograph.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) maintains online records of all registered sex offenders in the state. Persons interested in finding information on Sandy Springs sex offenders may search the GBI's sex offender registry. Using the registry, search by the offender's full name, offender type, offense, county, gender, and race. Other available options include street, city, zip code, and the offender's current incarceration status. The search result displays information on each offender, including physical descriptors, registration date, last known address, and photographs. The registry also provides a Community Notification system for interested residents to register and receive email notifications when a sex offender moves close to an address of interest.

How to Find Sandy Springs Inmate Records

Access to Sandy Springs inmate records is obtainable via a searchable online database provided by the Fulton County Sheriff's Office. Interested persons may search by name or by booking number. The name search requires the inmate's first and last names, with optional fields for a middle name, date of birth, and date ranges for booking and release. Available information includes each inmate's charge, bond details, disposition, physical description, booking number, and a release date for persons no longer in custody.

How Do I Visit an Inmate in the Fulton County Jail?

All visitors must schedule visits to inmates at the Fulton County Jail. Visitations are allowed every day, except Saturdays and Sundays. Visitation hours are between 9:00 am and 9:00 pm on each day, with a break between 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm. Inmates are available according to their location in the facility.

Visits must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance but no more than seven days before the desired date. Each visit lasts a maximum of 25 minutes. Visitors must arrive at the facility at least 15 minutes before the scheduled visit. Note that the Fulton County Jail will deny access to visitors who are ten minutes late, or visitors without scheduled visitations. All visitors must present valid state-issued IDs upon entry. Inmates at the Fulton County Jail are only allowed one visit each week. Each visit may have a maximum of three adults. A person under the age of 14 may only visit in the company of an adult.

All visitors must adhere to a strict dress code. Visitors who appear in distracting, disturbing or offensive clothing will not be allowed to visit. Generally, clothes should not be revealing, transparent, or display profanity. Also, visitors must keep all contraband items away. Contraband items include all electronic devices, personal drinks and food, purses or bags, tobacco, and sharp objects. For more information, contact the jail at:

Fulton County Jail
901 Rice Street, Northwest
Atlanta, GA
Phone: (404) 613-2000

Court Records

As part of the Georgia Courts, Fulton County has a Superior Court that handles Sandy Springs cases. The Superior Court is the highest in the county, and exercises its jurisdiction over all types of cases in the county. Sandy Springs also has a Municipal Court, which exercises limited jurisdiction over violations of municipal ordinances. The Municipal Court also handles preliminary hearings for some criminal cases and exercises concurrent jurisdiction with other Fulton County courts over some minor criminal offenses. The courts are located at:

Fulton County Superior Court
Lewis R. Slaton Courthouse
136 Pryor Street Southwest
Room C-155
Atlanta, GA 3003
Phone: (404) 613-5313

Sandy Springs Municipal Court
7840 Roswell Road
Suite 501
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Phone: (770) 206-2075

Are Sandy Springs Court Records Public?

Most Sandy Springs court records are publicly accessible by all city residents. Interested persons may send requests to the court or visit in person to obtain copies of these records. However, some records may be inaccessible under law or following a court order to seal or expunge. Courts may seal records that contain sensitive information, details that would cause an unnecessary interference into a person's private life, or information that could endanger the safety of lives and property. In addition, a Sandy Springs resident may only access juvenile court records if the resident is a parent, legal guardian, or a representing attorney.

Can You Look Up a Sandy Springs Court Case Online?

The Fulton County Superior Court provides online access to Sandy Springs court records through its eServices function. Interested persons may use the smart search to find records by record number and a party's full name. The smart search further provides users with advanced options to filter results by location, gender, and ethnicity of a party to the case. Users may also filter by case details, case type, case status, file date range, and judicial officer.

How to Obtain Sandy Springs Court Records

Interested persons may obtain copies of Sandy Springs court records maintained by the Fulton County Clerk of Superior Court. Parties may request by visiting the court in person or sending a written request by mail. The written request should include all known details of the desired record, including the case number, names of involved parties, court dates, charges, court disposition, and other relevant information. Requestors may also fill the court's file request form. Plain copies cost 25 cents per page. Certified and exemplified copies cost $2.50 and $5, respectively, and 50 cents for each additional page. Note that request fees may change without notice. Send applicable documents to the court or visit using the following details:

Attention: File Room
Clerk of Superior Court
136 Pryor Street Southwest
Suite C103
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 612-8482

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What are Sandy Springs Vital Records?

Sandy Springs vital records are documents that contain details of life events in the city. These records contain citywide information on all marriages, divorces, deaths, and births. Sandy Springs vital records are obtainable by sending requests or visiting the applicable record custodian. However, not all vital records are accessible by the public.

Where and How to Obtain Sandy Springs Divorce Records

Requestors may obtain copies of Sandy Springs divorce records from the Fulton County Clerk of Court. To order a Sandy Springs divorce decree, complete a file request form. Interested parties may also send written requests to the court. The request should contain a case number, the divorced parties' names, court dates, and details of the judge's final judgment. Each plain copy costs 50 cents per page. A certified copy costs $2.50 for the first page, and 50 cents for each additional page. Send the request or visit the court using the details below:

Attention: File Room
Clerk of Superior Court
136 Pryor Street Southwest
Suite C103
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 612-8482

Where and How to Get Marriage Records in Sandy Springs

The Fulton County Probate Court maintains records of all marriages solemnized within the county and issues copies to requestors. An interested party may order a Sandy Springs marriage record in person or by mail. A mail-order requires submitting a written request to the Probate Court. The request should contain the married parties' names, marriage date, location, and other related details. Send the request or visit the Probate Court at:

Fulton County Probate Court - North Service Center
North Fulton Government Service Center
7741 Roswell Road
Suite 219
Sandy Springs, GA 30350
Phone: (404) 613-7638
Office Hours: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm on weekdays

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) provides marriage verifications to all interested persons. A marriage verification costs a non-refundable $10 search fee, and $5 for each additional copy. To obtain a marriage verification, send a completed request form, a valid copy of a government-issued ID, and a check or money order payable to the State Office of Vital Records. Requestors may send the documents or visit using the following details:

State Office of Vital Records
1680 Phoenix Boulevard
Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30349
Phone: (404) 679-4702

Where and How to Find Sandy Springs Birth Records

The Fulton County Board of Health maintains and issues records of all births in the county through its Office of Vital Records. However, access to county birth records is restricted to persons with a direct and tangible interest in the record. Eligible persons include:

  • The registrant named on the record
  • A spouse, parent, legal guardian, or grandparent
  • An authorized agent
  • An adult child or sibling of the person named on the record
  • The individual's attorney
  • Government officials

Eligible persons may order Sandy Springs birth records by mail or in person. To order by mail, send a written request with the registrant's name, date of birth, and details of the registrant's parents. Mailed documents should also include the requestor's valid photo ID. Each birth certificate costs a non-refundable $25 fee, which covers a three-year search. Persons who need to search for more years may be charged an additional $25 fee. Extra copies of Sandy Springs birth certificates ordered at the same time cost $5 each. Interested persons may send the written request by mail or visit in person at:

Office of Vital Records
Fulton County Board of Health
141 Pryor Street Southwest
Suite 1029A
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 613-1260
Email: fultoncountymedical@fultoncountyga.gov

Where and How to Find Sandy Springs Death Records

Sandy Springs death records are obtainable from the Office of Vital Records in Fulton County. Access to these records is restricted to the decedent's immediate family members, legal representatives of the decedent's family, and private persons with a direct and tangible interest in the record. Requestors may apply in person or by mail. A mail application requires a written request with the decedent's name, date of death, and other related information. Each record costs a non-refundable three-year search fee of $25. Each additional copy costs $5. Send the request, payment, and a valid government-issued ID to the Office of Vital Records, or visit the office at:

Office of Vital Records
Fulton County Board of Health
141 Pryor Street Southwest
Suite 1029A
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 613-1260
Email: fultoncountymedical@fultoncountyga.gov