The Tennessee Office of Vital Records is one of the few state agencies that archives and maintains the original birth, death,
marriage and divorce records. Records can be requested in person, by mail or online. Local county offices may have computer
systems that issue short form certificates for all vital records.
Short form copies cost $8 dollars and $5 dollars each additional copy. Long form copies are $15 and $5 dollars each additional
copy. Some records before 1949 are not available in short copy.
Tennessee Vital Records
1st Floor, Central Services Building
421 Fifth Avenue, North
Nashville, TN 37243
• Application for Birth Certificate (PDF)
• Application for Death Certificate (PDF)
• Application for Marriage Certificate (PDF)
• Application for Divorce Certificate (PDF)