Order official Tennessee Birth Certificates and Vital Records online

How do I get a Tennessee birth certificate?

In Tennessee, the Vital Records Office of the Tennessee Department of Health maintains birth records. To order a birth certificate, you must meet the following requirements:

  • • You must be the person named on the certificate or their immediate family member (mother, father, husband, wife, child, sister or brother).

  • • You must provide valid identification to prove your relationship to the person named on the certificate.

  • • You must provide enough information to identify the person named on the certificate, including their full name at birth, date of birth, and place of birth.

  • • You must pay the required fee.

What are the steps to follow?

To order a birth certificate in Tennessee, you can use one of the following methods:

  • • Online: You can order a birth certificate online through the VitalChek website. You will need to provide personal information, identification, and pay the required fee.

  • • By mail: You can mail a completed application form along with a copy of your identification and payment to the Vital Records Office.

  • • In-person: You can visit the Vital Records Office in Nashville and order a birth certificate in person. You will need to provide your identification and pay the required fee.

The fees for a certified copy of a birth certificate in Tennessee are $15 for the first copy and $5 for each additional copy ordered at the same time. Additional fees apply for rush processing and shipping.

Tennessee Vital Records

Address1st Floor, Andrew Johnson Tower, 710 James Robertson Parkway, Nashville, TN 37243
Phone number(615) 741-1763