Death Records

Death Records are filed in the County Clerk’s office for all individuals who have died in Effingham County from 1916 to current. Certified copies of a death record can be requested in person, by mail or online thru Official Records Online. Requestor is required to know the name of the deceased and date of death.

Fee for Certified Copy of Death Record:

  • $15.00 for the first copy
  • $10.00 for each additional copy of the same record

You may obtain a certified marriage record in the following ways:

  • In person at the County Clerk’s office during regular business hours. Must provide valid photo ID and payment accepted is cash or check. No debit or credit capability.
  • By mail using the printable application below. A copy of a valid photo ID and payment by check is required.
  • Vital Record Request form
  • Or online by using the link for Official Records Online. Proper identification must be given. Also, there will be an additional convenience surcharge fee for processing and shipping.

Death records are not public record and therefore are available only to the specified individual.

Certified copies of Death Certificates can be issued to:

  • A person, or his/her duly authorized agent, having a genealogical, personal or property right interest in the record (for genealogical purposes, the death must have been on file at least 20 years)
  • A department of state or municipal corporation or the Federal government.
  • Upon order of a court of competent jurisdiction.
  • Veteran’s Administration or an accredited veteran’s organization (without charge).
  • Administrator or executor of the decedent’s estate.