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Open Records Requests

Submitting an Online Open Records Request

Cobb County offers an online request service through our Open Records Center. Requests submitted through the service are sent to the various county departments for which the Cobb County Attorney’s Office is the official records officer (a list is provided below).

    General County Government

    County Attorney H. William Rowling, Jr.
    100 Cherokee Street
    Marietta, GA 30090
    (770) 528-4000
    Open Records Center

    Departments include:

    • Board of Commissioners
    • Communications
    • Community Development
      • Building Permits
      • Business Licenses
      • Code Enforcement
      • Inspections
      • Planning
      • Zoning
    • County Attorney
    • County Clerk
    • County Manager
    • Department of Public Safety
      • Animal Services
      • Internal Affairs
    • Economic Development
    • Emergency Management Agency
    • Finance
    • Human Resources
    • Information Technology Services
    • Internal Audit
    • Libraries
    • PARKS
    • Procurement Services
    • Property Management
    • Senior Services
    • Storm Water Management
    • Sustainability/Waste/Beautification (Keep Cobb Beautiful)
    • Department of Transportation
    • Water System

    Create an account through our service to:

    • Submit an Open Records Request
    • View archived requests
    • Receive requested files electronically
    • View trending topics related to open records

    About Open Records

    The Georgia Open Records Act and related subtitles of Georgia law authorize a personal inspection of public records at a reasonable time and place unless prohibited by a court order or otherwise exempted by law. However, no public official or personnel is required to prepare reports, summaries or compilations not in existence at the time of an Open Records Request.

    Please note:  The Cobb County Attorney’s Office is not the official custodian of records for all county departments. Governing authorities have designated the following persons as official record custodians as allowed by O.C.G.A 50-18-71:

    Open Records Custodians

    Courts

    Please contact the corresponding court(s) for your records: https://www.cobbcounty.org/courts

    Search Judicial Records: https://www.cobbcounty.org/i-want-to/search-judicial-records

    Elections and Voter Registration

    Elections and Voter Registration Records Custodian
    995 Roswell St. NE
    Marietta, GA 30060
    (770) 528-2581

    Submit an online request through our Open Records Center

    In-person:
    995 Roswell St. NE
    Marietta, GA 30060

    By Mail:
    Open Records Request 
    Cobb Elections
    P.O. Box 649
    Marietta, GA 30061-0649

    911 - Emergency Communications

    Records Custodian
    140 N. Marietta Pkwy
    Marietta, GA 30060
    (770) 499-4106
    911openrecords@cobbcounty.org

    Fire and Emergency Services

    Fire and EMS Records:

    Division Chief Michael Cunningham
    1595 County Services Pkwy
    Marietta, GA 30008
    (770) 528-8000
    FireRecords@cobbcounty.org

    Phase I Site Assessments
    PhaseIRequest@cobbcounty.org

    Code Violations
    FMOInspect@cobbcounty.org

    Fire Marshal's Office

    Tier II Reports
    Tier2@cobbcounty.org

    Police Department

    (Incident and Accident Reports, Alcohol Permits, Dash and Body Cam Videos)

    Sgt. Garito
    545 S. Fairground Street
    Marietta, GA 30060
    (770) 499-3900
    Cobb County Police Department GovQA
    poro@cobbcounty.org

    Cobb County Sheriff

    Robin Clements
    Open Records Custodian
    Administrative Division
    (770) 499-4728
    Cobb County Sheriff's Office GovQA
    benjamin.ericks@cobbcounty.org

    Tax Assessor

    Stephen White
    736 Whitlock Ave
    Marietta, GA 30064
    (770) 528-3100
    stephen.white@cobbcounty.org

    Tax Commissioner

    Carla Jackson
    736 Whitlock Ave
    Marietta, GA 30064
    (770) 528-8600
    tax@cobbtax.org

    Water Ledger Balances

    We kindly ask that all water ledger balance requests please be sent to waterledgerrequests@cobbcounty.org. Please be sure that your request is on letter head or that your signature in the email that you send has the name of the firm which you represent.

    Phase I Site Assessment Request

    All Phase I Site Assessment requests should be submitted via email to Cobb County Fire & Emergency Services at PhaseIRequest@cobbcounty.org.

    The request must include:

    1. A complete street address (i.e. address number and street name)
    2. When possible, include the nearest cross street to the address
    3. Specific information that is being requested, i.e. under/above ground storage tanks, hazmat spills, fires, etc.

    Requests cannot be processed with a parcel or land lot number.

    For help locating your parcel or land lot number, please visit the Tax Assessor's site at cobbassessor.org.

    For Phase I Requests involving Fire Code Data (i.e., Fire Code Violations, Inspections, etc.), the Fire Code Data request should be sent to FMOinspections@cobbcounty.org.

    Medical Examiner’s Office

    For copies of autopsy reports and photographs please contact the following:

    Cobb County Medical Examiner’s Office
    1497 County Services Parkway
    Marietta, GA 30008

    (770) 528-2200
    medicalexaminer2@cobbcounty.org

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    Submit an Online Open Records Request

    Click to visit our Open Records Center and create an account to submit an Open Records Request.