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Information from TN Dept of Health about the Ongoing Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

How long will it take?

Due to the public health state of emergency surrounding COVID-19, we have suspended Vital Records walk-in services at the State Office of Vital Records until further notice. 

 

We are continuing to process certified copy requests, changes and corrections via mail.  You also may request certified copies of vital records online using our approved third party vendor VitalChek or visit your local county office for birth and death records.  It is strongly recommended that you call first, before visiting your county office. 

Service

Processing Time

 

Request for Certificate¹ – In Person

Most requests will be completed while you wait

 

Request for Certificate¹ – By Mail

6 weeks²

 

Acknowledgement of Paternity

2 months

 

Adoption

4 months

 

Birth Amendment

3 months

 

Court Ordered Name Change

3 months

 

Death Amendment

3 months

 

Delayed Registration

3 months

 

Marriage Amendment

3 months

 

Divorce Amendment

3 months

 

¹The event must have occurred more than 45 days prior to request

²This does not include delivery time.