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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 22 county departments for which the Cobb County Attorney’s Office is the official records custodian (a list is provided below).

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

General County Government

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

Departments include:

  • Animal Control
  • Board of Commissioners
  • Communications
  • Community Development
    • Business Licenses
    • Building Permits
    • Zoning
    • Inspections
    • Code Enforcement
  • County Attorney
  • County Clerk
  • County Manager
  • Department of Public Safety (includes Internal Affairs)
  • Economic Development
  • Emergency Management Agency
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Information Services
  • Internal Audit
  • Libraries
  • PARKS
  • Property Management
  • Purchasing
  • Senior Services
  • Storm Water Management
  • Department of Transportation
  • Water System

Elections and Voter Registration

Janine Eveler
995 Roswell St. NE
Marietta, GA 30060
(770) 528-2581

ElectionsORR@CobbCounty.org

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

Cobb County Sheriff

Sgt. Benjamin Ericks
Open Records Custodian
Administrative Division
(770) 499-4638
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.