Tennessee Birth Records


Tennessee has been maintaining birth records since 1914 when the state passed a law making it mandatory to record vital events such as births.

Tennessee is a closed record state, which means that certified copies can only be requested by the person named on the certificate, as well as their immediate family members (including spouse) and lawyers representing them.

Once birth records are 100 years old, they become public and are moved to the Tennessee State Library & Archives.

Tennessee Vital Records Office

The office that handles birth records from 1914-2024 for the entire state of Tennessee is The Department of Health where they provide birth records, marriage records, divorce records, and death records.

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