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Event: Birth

Cost of copy: Long form: $10.00
Short form: $5.00

Address:
Tennessee Vital Records
Department of Health
Central Services Building
421 5th Avenue, North
Nashville, TN 37247-0450

Remarks: State office has had birth records for entire State since January 1914, for Nashville since June 1881, for Knoxville since July 1881, and for Chattanooga since January 1882. State office has had death records for entire State since January 1914, for Nashville since July 1874, for Knoxville since July 1887, and for Chattanooga since March 6, 1872. Birth and death enumeration records by school district are available for July 1908 through June 1912. Vital Records Office keeps death records for 50 years; older records are maintained by Tennessee Library and Archives, Archives Division, Nashville, TN 37243-0312. For Memphis birth records from April 1874 through December 1887 and November 1898 to January 1, 1914, and for Memphis death records from May 1848 to January 1, 1914, write to Memphis--Shelby County Health Department, Division of Vital Records, Memphis, TN 38105. Additional copies of the same birth, marriage, or divorce record, requested at the same time, are $2.00 each.

Check or money order should be made payable to Tennessee Vital Records. Personal checks are accepted. 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 Tennessee Vital Records.


Event: Death

Cost of copy: $5.00

Address:
Tennessee Vital Records
Department of Health
Central Services Building
421 5th Avenue, North
Nashville, TN 37247-0450

Remarks: State office has had birth records for entire State since January 1914, for Nashville since June 1881, for Knoxville since July 1881, and for Chattanooga since January 1882. State office has had death records for entire State since January 1914, for Nashville since July 1874, for Knoxville since July 1887, and for Chattanooga since March 6, 1872. Birth and death enumeration records by school district are available for July 1908 through June 1912. Vital Records Office keeps death records for 50 years; older records are maintained by Tennessee Library and Archives, Archives Division, Nashville, TN 37243-0312. For Memphis birth records from April 1874 through December 1887 and November 1898 to January 1, 1914, and for Memphis death records from May 1848 to January 1, 1914, write to Memphis--Shelby County Health Department, Division of Vital Records, Memphis, TN 38105. Additional copies of the same birth, marriage, or divorce record, requested at the same time, are $2.00 each.

Check or money order should be made payable to Tennessee Vital Records. Personal checks are accepted. 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 Tennessee Vital Records.


Event: Marriage (State)

Cost of copy: $10.00

Address:
Tennessee Vital Records
Department of Health
Central Services Building
421 5th Avenue, North
Nashville, TN 37247-0450

Remarks: Vital Records Office keeps marriage records for 50 years.  Older records are maintained by Tennessee Library and Archives, Archives Division, Nashville, TN   37243-0312.


Event: Marriage (county)

Cost of copy: Varies

Address: See remarks

Remarks: County Clerk in county where license was issued.


Event: Divorce (State)

Cost of copy: $10.00

Address:
Tennessee Vital Records
Department of Health
Central Services Building
421 5th Avenue, North
Nashville, TN 37247-0450

Remarks: Vital Records Office keeps divorce records for 50 years.  Older records are maintained by Tennessee Library and Archives, Archives Division, Nashville, TN   37243-0312.


Event: Divorce (county)

Cost of copy: Varies

Address: See remarks

Remarks: Clerk of Court in county where divorce was granted.

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