TDH Office of Vital Records Moving

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 | 12:55pm

NASHVILLE– The Tennessee Department of Health Office of Vital Records, which provides copies of birth certificates and other important documents, is moving.  Effective May 19 the office will be located in the Andrew Johnson building at 710 James Robertson Parkway in Nashville.  The new address is approximately four blocks away from its present location in the Cordell Hull Building on 4th Avenue North.

The new office location will be open the same hours as for the previous address:  Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. central; Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. central.

Certificates may be obtained at the office, by mail or by the internet.  For information about fees, identity verification or other topics, please call 615.532.2679 or visit:

The Tennessee Department of Health reviews, registers, amends, issues and maintains the original certificates of births, deaths, marriages and divorces that occur in Tennessee.  Certified short form copies of birth certificates for persons born from 1949 forward are available at the local health department.  In the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, TDH issued 84,704 certified copies of birth certificates, 9,845 certified copies of death certificates, 4,118 certified copies of marriage certificates and 1,130 certified copies of divorce certificates.

In-person requests for certificates are usually completed while customers wait.  The processing time for mail order requests varies by the type of certificate.  The office accepts cash, personal checks and money orders.  It also contracts with an independent firm to accept credit card payments. In 2013, there were 55,875 transactions using credit cards and 35,442 customers who visited the TDH Vital Records office.