How to Obtain Tennessee Vital Records

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How to Obtain Tennessee Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates

This page provides information on obtaining copies of Tennessee birth certificates, Tennessee marriage licenses, Tennessee divorce decrees and Tennessee death records. There are also useful links to past Tennessee Vital Records for those of you conducting family history research. General information about US vital records can be viewed on the Vital Records Index Page

Tennessee birth, marriage and death certificates may be obtained from the following government office:

Tennessee Vital Records
Central Services Building
421 5th Avenue,
North Nashville, TN 37247

Tennessee birth, marriage and death certificate order forms as well as more information are available on the following pages:

The Tennessee Department of Health may be contacted by phone on (615) 741-1763 or online at

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

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