The Health Department of Tennessee requires applicants, once they have completed and signed the application form, to prove their identity by including a photocopy of their ID.
Acceptable document of identification are:
Provide one (1) of the following identification documents:
Provide two (2) of the following identification documents:
Please see the following list of person authorized to order a vital record:
Please note: If you can provide documentation of legal interest, or if you are holding a Power of Attorney from the person on record, you are eligible to request the vital record for that person.
It will take about 10 to 15 business days to get your birth certificate.The state needs ample time to process the number of inquiries they receive. Delays may vary depending on the volume being processed.
It will take about to business to get your death certificate.The state needs ample time to process the number of inquiries they receive. Delays may vary depending on the volume being processed.
The State of Tennessee accepts the following payment:
Please address this payment to: Tennessee Vital Records
Tennessee State Fee: Birth $15, Death $15
This fee will change if you order more than one copy or request rush processing.