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GN 00308.082 Tennessee Vital Records

A. Process

Use this website for the most up-to-date information on requesting information from Tennessee Vital Records: https://www.tn.gov/health/article/vr-certificate. In addition, you can find EIN information here.

FO code 565

Can FO verify, certify or obtain free copy of birth/death record? No.

Effective October 1, 2005, SSA offices will be responsible for contacting the TN Division of Vital Records directly to purchase required records. Offices must pay the full purchase price for each record requested. Funds for the records will come from the budget of the office requesting the record. If the conditions in GN 00301.210 are not met for SSA purchase of evidence, individuals must request records directly from the DVS either in person, online, or by mail.

Divorce records are available from the Clerk of the Court where the divorce was granted. The cost of copy varies. Marriage records are available from the County Clerk in the county where the license was issued. The cost of copy varies.

B. Procedure - state sources

1. Address and FO Code

Tennessee Vital Records
1st Floor, Andrew Johnson Tower
Nashville, TN 37243

Information: 615-741-0778

Phone: 615-741-1763

Fax: 615-741-9860

2. Cost of Copy:

  • Birth (Certified Copy) – Available from January 1914 to present
    First Copy - $15.00, Extra Copies - $5.00 each

  • Birth (Certified Computer-Generated Copy) - Available from January 1, 1949 to present
    First Copy - $8.00, Extra Copies - $5.00 each

  • Death – Available from January 1, 1953 to present
    First Copy and Each Additional Copy - $7.00

  • Marriage – Available from January 1, 1953 to present
    First Copy - $15.00, Extra Copies - $5.00 each

  • Divorce – Available from January 1, 1953 to present
    First Copy - $15.00, Extra Copies - $5.00 each

There is an additional $10.00 fee for phone, fax, and online orders made by credit card.

3. Type of Payment:

Money order or check.

4. Remarks:

Only long forms are prepared for birth records before 1949. Divorce and marriage records are available from the State office since July 1945. For marriage records from 1953 to the present, contact the Office of Vital Records.


To Link to this section - Use this URL:
http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0200308082
GN 00308.082 - Tennessee Vital Records - 05/10/2016
Batch run: 05/10/2016
Rev:05/10/2016