Office of Vital Records

In the coming weeks, the Tennessee Department of Health Office of Vital Records will be implementing a new electronic death registration system for Funeral Homes, Physicians, Medical Examiners, etc. Trainings will be offered in multiple locations across the state, as well as online. If you are interested in participating in the testing of the system prior to rollout, please contact us at 1-855-VRISMTN or 1-855-874-7686. We will continue to update this information, including training dates, as it becomes available.
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The Tennessee Office of Vital Records reviews, registers, amends, issues and maintains the original certificates of births, deaths, marriages and divorces that occur in Tennessee in accordance with Tennessee Code Annotated.

NOTE to PARENTS: Certificates of Birth for newborn children may not be available to issue for approximately 45 days after this office receives the original certificate from the hospital or birthing facility. Expedite fees do not apply to the registration of the birth record, only the issuance of a certificate that is already registered.

If parents have travel plans which will require a passport for newborn children, travel plans should be made based on this timeline.

Tennessee Vital Records
1st Floor, Andrew Johnson Tower
710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN  37243 
Walk In Hours:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Central Time (excluding holidays)