Death Records

Record of Death is registered in the County Clerk’s office for deaths that occur in Effingham County. Death records are not public record and therefore are available only to specified individuals.

Request must be made in person or in writing. Valid photo identification is required with each request. 

If requesting in writing please include payment in the form of Check or Money Order.

Fee for certified copies: $15.00 for the first copy - $10.00 for each additional copy of the same record.

Those who may receive certified copies:

  • 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.