Vital/Geneology Records
(Birth/Death/Marriage)

The Moultrie County Clerk's office does not fax any vital records; Only certified copies will be provided; and must be retained by mail or personal pickup.

Photo ID required for Birth or Death Vital Records (and, at the discretion of the County Clerk's Office, for some Marriage Records). If you do not have a photo ID then a copy of your Social Security card.

Due to a Courthouse fire on November 25, 1864, most records were destroyed; therefore, records from 1843 to 1877 are sporadic.

Birth Records

Surviving the fire was ONE birth recorded in 1856, three in 1857, none from 1858-1862, with random recordings from 1863 to 1877. In 1877, the State Board of Health implemented that birth records be placed on file; however this was not put into law until 1915. Therefore, there are random recordings from 1877 to 1915.

The following are entitled to receive certified copies:
• The person named on the certificate is 18 years and older.
• Parent(s) shown on the certificate.
• Legal guardian or legal representative of the child.
• Upon the specific written request for a certified copy by a department of the State or a municipal corporation or the Federal Government.
• Upon the order of a court of record.

For Genealogical Purposes: Birth must be on file longer than 75 years.

Vital Record Application - Download here.

Death Records

Recordings with limited information begin December 1877. Death records with detailed information began in 1915.

The following are entitled to receive certified copies:
• Upon the specific written request by a person directly related to the deceased - next of kin: spouse, child, half sister/brother, aunt/uncles, grandparents; includes ex-spouse if they can produce proof that they have a vested interest that required a certified copy of the record; does not include step-children unless listed in the estate.
• Must be of legal age.
• Upon the specific written request by a legal representative of the person to whom the death record relates.
• Upon the specific written request for a certified copy by a department of the State or a municipal corporation or the Federal Government.
• Upon the order of a court of record.

For Genealogical Purposes: Death must be on file longer than 20 years.

Vital Record Application - Download here.

Marriage Records

Indexed from 1840's forward; random filings from October 1863 - 1877, with limited information recorded. Licenses with detailed information began December 1877.

• Anyone is allowed to request a certified copy of a Marriage License (with Social Security number blacked out).
• Only bride and groom may obtain a certified copy of the Marriage Application.

Vital Record Application - Download here.

Civil Unions

PA 096-1513 effective June 1, 2011
• Anyone is allowed to request a certified copy of a Civil Union License (with Social Security number blacked out).

Vital Record Application - Download here.