Ga. raises fees for birth, death certificates

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ATLANTA  — The cost of obtaining a birth certificate or a death certificate in Georgia is going up again.

The board of the Georgia Department of Community Health approved the increase on Thursday, with the price going from $15 to $25. The board had raised the fee from $10 to $15 in January.

The new fees take effect July 1.

Additional copies of a single record cost $5.

DCH spokeswoman Ravae Graham says the increase in the certificate fee is expected to generate an additional $1.8 million for the state general fund.


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disgusted_taxpayer 06/11/10 - 09:16 am
How long is the government

How long is the government going to continue to try to get blood from we dried up turnips?

disssman 06/11/10 - 09:16 am
One of the things to consider

One of the things to consider when you start supporting a flat tax. The taxes may go down but the cost for services will go up to make up the differense. There is no way that the effort to register a birth certificate cost this much, and the law says that fees for such items should be the actual cost.

Junket831 06/11/10 - 12:25 pm
I agree dissman, the fee

I agree dissman, the fee should cover the actual cost to the government and not be placed in the general fund. A flat tax or even a fair tax doesn't necessarily mean taxes will go down. In theory they should and certainly would for some. But in reality every effort would be made by government to keep the money flowing at the current rate or higher.

KatieLou 06/11/10 - 01:17 pm
Junket is correct. The only

Junket is correct. The only glitch is that with the current stupidity crushing private sector business and with consumer spending falling, even a flat tax won't finance the gigantic wastefulness happening even now, much less in the future.

Prepare for self-sustainability. Start learning how now because your local government won't begin thinking about that for years.

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