Title 24, Chapter 5, Section 20
(a) Exemplifications made by public officers of records, documents, papers, or other matters in their respective offices, pursuant to Code Sections 24-7-20 and 24-7-21 or in the manner set out in subsection (b) of this Code section, shall be primary evidence as to all records or other things required by law to remain in such offices, but only secondary evidence as to such documents as by law properly remain in the possession of the party.
(b) As an alternative to an exemplification made by any public officer of the records, documents, papers, or other matters in the office of such public officer in accordance with Code Sections 24-7-20 and 24-7-21, an exemplification transmitted by facsimile or a copy of an exemplification transmitted by facsimile is admissible if:
(1) The certification by the public officer includes a statement
that the certified document is being transmitted by facsimile and
the telephone number and location of the facsimile machine
transmitting the facsimile; and
(2) Each page of the document shows the telephone number of the
transmitting facsimile machine to be identical to the telephone
number shown as a part of the certification by the public officer.
This subsection shall not be construed to require public officers to
obtain or maintain facsimile equipment. Public officers are
authorized to collect the usual cost of providing exemplifications
as provided by law and a reasonable fee for the cost of telephone
facsimile transmission. Public officers are authorized to maintain
a record of facsimile exemplifications, which may but is not
required to include the retention of the exemplification as
transmitted by facsimile.