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Paulding County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Paulding County Public Records?

The Georgia Open Records Act describes Paulding County public records as all data produced, maintained, and re-produced by a public or public-private entity. The definition of public records encompasses handwritten or type-written documents, photographs, audiotapes, video recordings, email, SMS, maps, and charters. Per state law, confidential records are redacted and restricted from public disclosure. The following documents are exempt from the public:

  • Data on court juries, such as the juries’ social security number, names, date of birth, age, address, race, sex, and other identifying information.
  • Personal identifying information on participants of a public safety notification program or a neighborhood watch.
  • Medical records, the disclosure of which is regarded as an invasion of personal privacy.
  • Prosecution and law enforcement documents and files containing the identity of confidential sources.
  • Georgia Uniform Motor Vehicle Accident Reports.
  • Agricultural data and information considered by the Department of Agriculture as part of critical infrastructure
  • Public employees records that reveal the employee's social security number, home address, credit card information, debit card information, day and month of birth, insurance or medical information, home telephone number, utility account number, mother's maiden name, account number, bank account information, and password used to access his or her bank account.

Paulding County Criminal Statistics

Paulding County crime statistics are collated and published in the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s annual crime reports. Per the GBI’s 2017 crimes report, Paulding County reported 2,930 index crimes, including 232 violent crimes and 2,698 property crimes. Violent crimes reported include murder, ten rapes, 36 robberies, and 185 aggravated assaults. Property crimes reported include 422 burglaries, 1,932 larceny-thefts, 319 motor vehicle thefts, and 25 arson.

Compared with the 2015 crime report, the index crimes in Paulding County fell by 18 percent within three years. The GBI reported 3,614 index crimes in 2014. From 2015 to 2018, reported violent crimes remained at the same level, while property crimes reduced by 20 percent. Larceny-thefts, which is the most reported property crime, decreased by 20 percent. In contrast, aggravated assaults decreased slightly by 2 percent within the same time frame.

Are Paulding County Criminal Records Public?

Per Georgia State Laws, not all criminal records in Paulding County are accessible to the public. Only the record bearer and eligible agencies can obtain criminal records in the county. The Georgia O.C.G.A. §35-3-37 enables record bearers to restrict their criminal records from public disclosure. Also, confidential criminal records such as Juvenile records are sealed and exempt from public access.

The Paulding County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for maintaining criminal records in the county. To obtain a copy of Paulding County’s criminal records, visit the Sheriff’s Office to get a consent form. Interested applicants must provide valid proof of identification, such as a driver’s license, social security card, or a state-issued photo ID. Criminal records cost $10 for those living and working in Paulding County. Whereas out-of-state applicants must pay $20 to obtain Paulding County criminal records. The Paulding County Sheriff’s Office is located at:

180 Constitution Boulevard
Dallas, GA 30132
Phone: (770) 443-3010

Employers can also obtain their employees’ criminal records at the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office. Employees must provide valid proof of identification and pay $10 to obtain copies of their criminal records. Similarly, the Georgia Department of Community Health maintains and provides eligible persons and entities with access to Paulding County criminal records. The GDCH supports an online searchable platform where requesters can obtain criminal records. To use the online platform, requesters must create a user name and password.

How to Obtain Paulding County Police Reports and Arrest Records

Copies of Paulding County police reports and arrest records are available in the Records Division of the County Sheriff’s Office. Interested residents can obtain these reports and records by submitting an open records request to the Sheriff’s Office in-person or via mail. An interested person may fill out an incident report request and send the completed request form in-person or via mail to the:

Paulding County Sheriff’s Office
180 Constitution Boulevard
Dallas, GA 30132
Phone: (770) 443-3010
Fax: (770) 505-5524

How to Find Sex Offender Information in Paulding County

The Paulding County Sheriff’s Office maintains information on all sex offenders in the county via an online searchable database. Interested persons can access sex offender information on the online database by searching by name, street address, county, city, zip code, internet name, email address, and phone number. Furthermore, the online database features information on all absconded sex offenders in Paulding County.

Information on all sex offenders in Paulding County is accessible to the public via the GBI’s Sex Offenders Registry. Interested persons can find sex offenders on the sex offender registry using the offender’s name, offense type, gender, county, race, and street address.

In addition to this, the Georgia Sex Offender Registry features a downloadable digital copy of sex offenders’ information. This registry also provides a community notification option for individuals interested in getting information on sex offenders in their location.

How to Find Paulding County Inmate Information

Through an online offender lookup system, interested persons can find inmates incarcerated in Paulding County Detention Centers. Search for inmate information by inputting the following details into the lookup system: the inmate’s full name, the inmate’s age at the time of the arrest, and the booking date.

Similarly, the Georgia Department of Corrections hosts an online searchable system for all past and current inmates in the state’s correctional facilities. Interested persons can choose to search for current inmates or pardoned/paroled inmates. To search for current inmates in the states’ jails, requesters must input the inmate’s full name, age, race, gender, and the inmate’s current jail. On the other hand, obtain information on paroled inmates by inputting the full name, case number, race, UPI number, gender, GDC ID number, and zip code into the search boxes.

How to Visit an Inmate in Paulding County Jail

The Paulding County jail houses all incarcerated persons in the county. Intending visitors can visit inmates at the Paulding County jail, which is situated at the:

Paulding County Sheriff’s Office
90 Constitution Boulevard
Dallas, GA 30132
Phone: (770) 443-3030
Fax: (770) 443-3045

Inmates at the Paulding County jail are eligible for two offsite visitations per week. Visitors can communicate with inmates via a remote video visitation system. Contact the County Jail administrator to get more information on jail visitation rules and schedule.

Court Records

Part of the Georgia Seventh Judicial District, the Paulding County court system consists of one Superior Court, one Juvenile Court, one Magistrate Court, one Probate Court, and three Municipal Courts. These courts handle court cases such as criminal, civil, traffic, small claims, and probate cases.

Furthermore, Clerks of these county courts are responsible for generating court records during judicial proceedings. Court records in Paulding County comprise documents like affidavits, party pleadings, motions, and appeals filed. The Paulding County courts' address and contact details are listed below:

Paulding County Superior Court

Paulding County Superior Court
280 Constitution Boulevard
Room 1023
Dallas, GA 30132
Phone: (770) 443-7527
Fax: (770) 505-3863

Paulding County Juvenile Courts

Paulding County Juvenile Court
280 Constitution Boulevard
Room 2106
Dallas, GA 30132
Phone: (770) 443-7532
Fax: (770) 443-2029

Paulding County Probate Courts

Probate Court of Paulding County
280 Constitution Boulevard
Room 2009
Dallas, GA 30132
Phone: (770) 443-7541
Fax: (770) 443-7631

Paulding County Magistrate Court

Paulding County Magistrate Court
280 Constitution Boulevard
Dallas, GA 30132
Phone: (770) 443-7533
Fax: (770) 443-8980

Paulding County Municipal Courts

Municipal Court of Braswell
6997 Braswell Mountain Road
Rockmart, GA 30153
Phone: (770) 684-7979

Municipal Court of Dallas
120 Main Street
Dallas, GA 30132
Phone: (770) 443-8100 ext. 3

Municipal Court of Hiram
217 Main Street
Hiram, GA 30141
Phone: (770) 943-3087 ext. 2003

Are Paulding County Court Records Public?

According to the Georgia Open Records Act, interested public members can access most Paulding County court records. Generally, this means any interested person can access the following parts of court documents: decisions and orders of the court, trial transcripts, docket information, any form of court-related documents.

However, not all court records are accessible by the public. Some court records, such as juvenile case proceedings and child support hearings, are confidential and closed to the public.

Paulding County Clerk of the Superior Court is responsible for receiving, filing, storing, and issuing copies of court records, such as civil and criminal court records, to the public members. To obtain copies of court records, visit the County Clerk of Superior Court at:

280 Constitution Boulevard
Room 1023
Dallas, GA 30132
Phone: (770) 443-7527
Fax: (770) 505-3863

Can You Look Up Paulding County Court Records Online?

Paulding County court records are available online via the Paulding Municipal Court searchable platform. Interested persons can utilize the searchable platform to obtain court records, such as traffic, civil, criminal, parking, and small claims. Input the following details to receive Paulding County court records online: the plaintiff or defendant’s names, case number, hearing date, file date, and a ticket number. In contrast, applicants can obtain Paulding court records by using the calendar search. Select the time range of the court case.

How to Obtain Paulding County Civil Court Case Records

According to the Judicial Division, the Paulding County Clerk of the Superior Court is responsible for receiving, maintaining, and preserving civil court case records in the county.

Interested persons can obtain civil court case records using the Municipal Court searchable platform or by visiting the Superior Court’s Clerk in-person. To obtain copies of court records, visit the County Clerk of Superior Court at:

280 Constitution Boulevard
Room 1023
Dallas, GA 30132
Phone: (770) 443-7527
Fax: (770) 505-3863

In contrast, civil court case records in Paulding County are obtainable through the Municipal Court’s online searchable platform. Input the following details to obtain Paulding County court records online: the plaintiff or defendant’s names, case number, hearing date, file date, and a ticket number.

How to Obtain Paulding County Criminal Court Case Records

Paulding County criminal court case records are under the Clerk of the Superior Court’s purview. Hence, any interested public members can access these records online or via in-person requests. Visit the Paulding County Clerk of the Superior Court to obtain criminal court case records in-person. The Clerk of the Superior Court’s Office is located at:

280 Constitution Boulevard
Room 1023
Dallas, GA 30132
Phone: (770) 443-7527
Fax: (770) 505-3863

In contrast, Paulding County criminal records are also accessible online via the Municipal Court’s online searchable platform. Input the following details to obtain Paulding County court records online: the plaintiff or defendant’s names, case number, hearing date, file date, and a ticket number. In contrast, applicants can obtain Paulding court records by using the calendar search. Select the court case’s time range and click the “search” option to get criminal court case records.

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What are Paulding County Vital Records?

Paulding County’s vital record comprises all government-verified information about all life events reported within the county. Vital records in Paulding County cover birth, marriage, divorce, and death events. Public bodies at the state and county level are responsible for generating and preserving data on all reported life events. To obtain copies of vital records, interested applicants must request the public bodies in charge of the documents. At the county level, the Paulding County Clerk of Superior Court keeps all marriage and divorce events records. In contrast, The Paulding County Health Department maintains all birth and death records in the county. Similarly, the Georgia Department of Public Health (GDPH) maintains and issues copies of all vital records in the state.

Where and How to Obtain Paulding County Divorce Records

Paulding County divorce records are issued by the Paulding County Clerk of Superior Court. Interested persons may obtain these records by visiting the Clerk of Superior Court’s Office at:

280 Constitution Boulevard
Room 1023
Dallas, GA 30132
Phone: (770) 443-7527
Fax: (770) 505-3863

Also, interested persons can access Paulding County divorce records online via the Municipal Court’s online searchable portal. Search for divorce records by inputting these data: the record bearers’ names, divorce date, the place where the divorce was filed, and the ticket number (if known).

Alternatively, The GDPH’s State Office of Vital Records maintains records of all divorce events in the state. It costs $10 to get a certified copy of the divorce verification record at the State Office of Vital Records. Furthermore, additional copies of divorce records cost $10.

Requesters can access divorce records through mail or in-person requests. First, fill out the divorce verification request form, and submit it in-person or send a mail to the State Office of Vital Records or the Paulding County Vital Records Office at:

State Office of Vital Records
1680 Phoenix Boulevard
Suite 100
​Atlanta, GA 30349

Paulding CountyVital Records Office
Paulding County Clerk
116 Main Street
Dallas, GA 30132-1441
Phone: (770) 443-7541

Where and How to Get Public Paulding County Marriage Records

The Paulding County Probate Court handles all records of marriage events in the county. Any member of the public can obtain redacted copies of marriage records from the Paulding County Probate Court. Therefore, to obtain copies of Paulding County marriage records, visit the Paulding County Probate Court in-person or send a request via mail. Visit the Probate Court at the address below to get marriage records.

Paulding County Probate Court
240 Constitution Boulevard
Dallas, GA 30132
Phone: (770) 443-7500

Certified copies of marriage records cost $10, while non-certified marriage records are $1 per copy. On the other hand, send a mail request detailing the request purpose, record bearers’ names, date, and place of the divorce in a self-addressed envelope to the:

Paulding County Probate Court
240 Constitution Boulevard
Dallas, GA 30132
Phone: (770) 443-7500

Where and How to Get Confidential Paulding County Marriage Records

Eligible persons can access confidential copies of Paulding County marriage records from the Georgia Department of Public Health. Only the following can obtain copies of marriage records at the GDPH: the record bearers, immediate family members (parents, grandparents, siblings, and children), legal representatives of the record bearers, and government officials.

Requesters must provide a government-issued valid ID before obtaining Paulding County County marriage records from the State Office of Vital Records. Marriage records are available on requests through mail orders or in-person visits. To access Paulding County marriage records through mail orders, interested parties must complete and send the request form and payment as a money order or check to the:

State Office of Vital Records
1680 Phoenix Boulevard
Suite 100
​Atlanta, GA 30349

It takes 8 to 10 weeks to receive marriage records via mail requests. Marriage records cost $10 for the first copy, while additional copies cost $5. The State Office of Vital Records also accepts in-person requests. Submit a completed request at the:

State Office of Vital Records
1680 Phoenix Boulevard
Suite 100
​Atlanta, GA 30349

Where and How to Get Paulding County Birth Records

Paulding County Probate Court, via the Vital Records Office, maintains and issues copies of birth records to eligible persons. The following persons are eligible to obtain Paulding County birth records: the record bearer, the record bearer’s immediate family members (siblings, adult children, parents, grandparents, legal guardian, current spouse, and legal representatives. The Vital Records Office’s birth records cost $25 for the first copy and $5 for an additional copy. The fee is payable through cash and money orders only. Obtain birth records at the Paulding County Probate Office at:

Paulding County Probate Court
240 Constitution Boulevard
Dallas, GA 30132
Phone: (770) 443-7500

Similarly, the Georgia Department of Public Health issues copies of Paulding County birth records through mail orders, in-person requests, and online orders. Use the State of Georgia’s ROVER system to get birth records via online orders. Birth records via online order cost a net total of $33.

Get Paulding County birth records via in-person requests or mail order. Requesters must complete the birth record request form and send it in-person or via mail to the address below

State Office of Vital Records
1680 Phoenix Boulevard
Suite 100
​Atlanta, GA 30349

Where and How to Get Paulding County Death Records

Interested persons can access death records in Paulding County via the County Probate Court. Since death records are confidential records, the Paulding County Probate Court restricts access to only eligible requesters. Therefore, the deceased’s spouse, parents, adult siblings, adult children, and a legal representative of the deceased’s estate can obtain death records. It costs $25 to obtain the first copy of a Paulding County Probate Court’s death record. The fee is payable through cash and money orders only. Obtain birth records at the Paulding County Probate Office at:

Paulding County Probate Court
240 Constitution Boulevard
Dallas, GA 30132
Phone: (770) 443-7500

On the other hand, the Georgia Department of Public Health issues copies of Paulding County birth records through mail orders, in-person requests, and online orders. Use the State of Georgia’s ROVER system to get birth records via online orders. Provide the record bearer’s details, select a form of payment, and upload a copy of an official photo ID on the ROVER system to obtain Paulding County death records. It costs a total of $33 to obtain death records via the online platform. To obtain copies of Paulding County death records via in-person requests or mail order, complete the death record request form, and send or visit the:

State Office of Vital Records:
1680 Phoenix Boulevard
Suite 100
​Atlanta, GA 30349