If you need a Tennessee replacement birth certificate, don’t worry you can obtain a birth certificate in Tennessee dating back to 1914. There could be many reasons you need to request a new certificate. Applications are available online at
http://health.state.tn.us/vr/ . When submitting your request you need to have the following information; the type of certificate being requested, name on the record, date of event, city or county the event occurred, mother’s maiden name and father’s name, number of copies being requested, daytime telephone number, address to which the copy should be mailed. You must also include your signature on the application, whether mailing or submitting in person. The fee for birth certificates are $15.00 for the first copy and $5.00 for each additional copy of the same record. If you chose to obtain a copy of a certificate from 1949 to present the cost is only $8.00 for the first copy and $5.00 for each additional.
Tennessee Replacement Birth Certificate by Walk- In
Visit the office in Nashville to obtain your vital record in person between the hours of 8:00am to 4:00pm central time. Most request will be handled while you wait. If you arrive after 10:30am your record will be available after 3:00pm. Walk-in service is the fastest way to get your birth certificate. Be sure to bring government issued identification. Make checks or money orders payable to Tennessee Vital Records. Park in the Music City Central parking garage on your visit.
Online Tennessee Birth Record Orders
The Tennessee Department of Health-Vital Records doesn’t accept online orders but uses a third party company called VitalChek Network as many other states do. VitalChek is the official government authorized service. Its secure and can be accessed 24 hours a day. You can visit the VitalChek website directly to use order your certificate at www.vitalcheck.com. All major credit cards are accepted, including American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa. You must be listed on the credit card or check being used to pay the required fee.
Requesting Tennessee Vital Record by Mail
If you are requesting your birth certificate by mail, mail your request to;Tennessee Vital Records- Central Services Building
421 5th Avenue North
You can contact them by phone at 1-615-741-1763. When submitting your request be sure to include a copy of your government issued form of identification including the requestor’s signature. Orders are typically processed within four to six weeks of the day they are received.
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