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Dekalb County, GA Public Records

Dekalb County public records include all documents, books, certificates, letters, tapes, and video files generated or maintained by local agencies. Public access to these records is guaranteed, provided they do not fall under legal or court-ordered restrictions. Births, marriages, deaths, and divorce records are accessible to eligible record seekers. These are parents, guardians, immediate relations, legal representatives, and the person on the record. Birth and death records may be sourced from the vital records office in person or via mail. Marriage records are available from the Department of Public Health or probate Court Clerk. For divorce records, interested parties may contact the Clerk of the Superior Court. Property records are also available for public inspection. The County Board of Assessors maintains these, and requests may be issued in person, via mail, or by email.

Courts in Dekalb County

Court Records in Dekalb County, Georgia

Dekalb County court records are available for public viewing, provided they are not exempted. As a base option, interested parties may access court records by visiting the specific courthouses where the cases were heard. The Clerk of the Superior court also handled all court records, so requests may be forwarded to their office in person or via mail. Alternatively, requesters may consider the county judicial information page to access case files. These platforms allow record seekers to find court hearings, calendars, and rulings. Aside from filtering the search results by the courts, interested parties may find the desired document faster by giving specifics on case types, names, and filing dates. There are restrictions to access cases involving ongoing criminal investigations, financial crimes, child custody, juveniles, and abuse.

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3120 Stonecrest Boulevard
2665 Buford Highway
4800 Ashford Dunwoody Road
1975 Lakeside Parkway
4445 Buford Highway
420 W. Trinity Place
3921 Church Street
3765 Park Avenue

Jails and Prisons in Dekalb County

Find Inmate Search and Jail Records in Dekalb County, Georgia

The county sheriff’s department maintains Dekalb County inmate records. This information is available to anyone considering the agency provides an inmate search tool per the open records laws. By searching the person’s name or booking number, interested parties can access the inmate’s physical descriptors, charges, sentencing information, and the detaining facility. The Sheriff’s department also presides over inmate visitation. Inmates get two visits every week for thirty minutes though they have to be scheduled 24 hours in advance. Visitors must also comply with facility regulations, such as dressing appropriately and not carrying food. Dekalb County has ten jails and prisons serving a population of 757,718 residents.

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Police Departments and Sheriff Offices in Dekalb County

Arrest Records in Dekalb County, Georgia

Dekalb county arrest records are documents concerning apprehensions following suspected criminal activity. These records are maintained by law enforcement agencies like the Sheriff’s office. They also contain information such as witnesses of the incident, mugshots, the arresting officer, and the arrest context. In Dekalb County, the County Sheriff provides access to these records to eligible requesters. Access is limited because most arrest records entail sensitive information such as ongoing criminal investigations, abuse, or minors. Legal representatives and parties to the case may access these reports at a fee. The County Sheriff’s office also provides copies of criminal records for background checks. Dekalb County has 27 police departments, and the crime rate is 43.49 per 1,000 residents.

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