Where to Obtain a Tennessee Birth Certificate

Where to Obtain a Tennessee Birth Certificate
Cost of copy:
Long form: $15.00
Short form: $8.00
Organization: Tennessee Vital Records
Address: 1st Floor, Central Services Building; 421 5th Avenue, North, Nashville, TN 37243
Remarks: State office has birth records for entire State since January 1914, for Nashville since June 1881, for Knoxville since July 1881, and for Chattanooga since January 1882. Birth enumeration records by school district are available for July 1908 through June 1912. Birth records more than 100 years old are maintained by Tennessee Library and Archives, Archive Division, Nashville, TN 37243-0312. Additional copies of the same record, requested at the same time, are $5.00 each. If the birth has been amended by adding the father with a Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity (VAOP), a certified copy of the VAOP may be ordered if a $15 long form birth certificate is ordered at the same time. The cost of the certified VAOP is an additional $5.00. Personal check or money order should be made payable to Tennessee Vital Records. To verify current fees, the telephone number is (615) 741-1763. Information on how to obtain certified copies is also available via the internet at the Tennessee Department of Health website. A photocopy of a valid government issued form of identification which includes the requestor’s signature, usually a driver’s license, must accompany the request.