Order Your Tennessee (TN) Birth Certificate Online

Don’t waste time applying at your local government office! Order your certified Tennessee (TN) birth certificate right now from the comfort of your own home.

Woman asking how to order a birth certificate in Tennessee

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Get a new Tennessee (TN) Birth Certificate

A birth certificate is a legal document that shows proof of identity, proof of citizenship, and allows you to apply for things like a passport, a social security card and a driver’s license. To obtain your Tennessee (TN) birth certificate, simply fill out our online application and follow the custom submission instructions we will provide. Your Tennessee birth certificate will be issued by the vital records office and mailed straight to your home.

Replace a lost Tennessee Birth Certificate

When you need to replace an official document, it can be a confusing process. If your Tennessee birth certificate has been lost, damaged, or stolen, you will need to apply for a replacement copy. Replace your birth certificate using our online application system for the state where you were born. Then, submit your application using the instructions provided with your application form.

Get a Certified Copy of Your Birth Certificate

A birth certificate is an important document to have. It allows you to prove your identity, age and American citizenship, which is vital when applying for things like passports, driver’s licenses, and government benefits. You may also need it to enroll in school or sign up for the military. To request an authorized copy, you will need to submit an application to the state and/or specific county you were born in.

To get a certified copy of your Tennessee birth certificate, simply complete our online form then follow the detailed instructions we provide to submit your application and have your birth certificate mailed straight to your home.

You must apply for a certified copy of your birth certificate through the state you were born in. If you were born in Tennessee, then that is where you should request your birth certificate from. You can get your birth certificate from the Tennessee (TN) vital records office, or from the county health department.

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Who is eligible to apply?

Birth records are restricted in Tennessee. You can only apply for a birth certificate for yourself or your child, spouse, or parent. You may also apply on behalf of an individual if you are their legal guardian or legal representative, or you have a court order.

Your Tennessee birth certificate is an important form of identification that you may need in order to start a new job, apply for or renew a passport or driver’s license, apply for government benefits, or sign up for school or sports.

Tennessee Birth Certificate Requirements

To apply for a copy of a Tennessee birth certificate, you will need to fill out an application and mail it to the Tennessee vital records office. You will also need to prove your identity by including a clear photocopy, of both sides, of one of the forms of photo ID listed below, along with your completed application form.

  • U.S. driver’s license
  • State-issued ID card
  • U.S. or foreign Passport
  • Military ID card
  • Permanent Resident Card (green card)
  • Employment Authorization Document (EAD)
  • Citizenship or Naturalization Certificate

If you are applying for a birth certificate for someone other than yourself or your child, you must include proof of your relationship to the person on record.

Mail your complete application package to:

Tennessee Vital Records

1st Floor, Andrew Johnson Tower

710 James Robertson Parkway

Nashville, TN 37243

Tennessee Birth Certificate Fees

Tennessee charges a $15 fee to apply for a birth certificate. You must include the full payment with your application.

Processing Time for a Tennessee Birth Certificate

Our online service lets you skip the long lines and red tape at your local government office, saving you time and hassle. Simply complete our short application, wait for our experts to assemble your application package, then follow the included instructions to submit your application to the Tennessee vital records office. Once it’s processed, the vital records office will mail your birth certificate to you. In most cases, birth certificate applications in Tennessee are processed within 6 weeks. However, applications may take longer during peak request periods.

If you need a certified copy of your Tennessee birth certificate, we recommend applying early to avoid delays. This will ensure that you get your certificate in time to apply for travel documents and passports, enroll in school or sign up for a sport, or start a new job.

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Tennessee Vital Records Office

Below is a list of all Tennessee locations that can issue birth certificates. You may experience faster processing times by using a local county office, rather than a state office.

Tennessee Vital Records offices

Davison County Office of Vital Records

Lentz Public Health Center
2500 Charlotte Avenue
Nashville, Tennessee 37209

Hamilton County Vital Records Office

921 East Third Street
Chattanooga, TN 37403

Knox County Health Department Vital Records

140 Dameron Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37917

Rutherford County Vital Records Office

PO Box 5050
Murfreesboro, TN

Shelby County Office of Vital Records

814 Jefferson Avenue
Memphis, TN 38105

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FAQs about Tennessee Birth Certificates

How do I apply for a birth certificate copy in Tennessee?

Our online application is the fastest way to apply for a certified copy of your Tennessee birth certificate. All you have to do is:

  • Fill out the Tennessee birth certificate application online. Our experts will review your application and make sure it is error-free, so your birth certificate can be issued directly.
  • Print, sign and pack your completed form, along with photocopies of your government-issued photo ID (see acceptable ID’s above).
  • Mail your application to the Tennessee vital records office, along with all required documents and

The Tennessee Bureau of Vital Statistics will process your application and send your birth certificate to your home address.

How long does it take to get a Tennessee birth certificate?

Processing time for a certified copy of a Tennessee birth certificate may vary depending on how you apply:

  • Mail-in orders take approximately 6 weeks.
  • In-person applications usually require you to wait in line at your local office. You can contact your vital records office to enquire about operating hours and wait times.

To get the quickest turnaround time and avoid delays:

  • Fill out our online birth certificate application.
  • Our experts will verify your form to make sure it is error-free and will be accepted.
  • Follow the personalized instructions to submit your application and have your official Tennessee birth certificate mailed to your home.

How much is a birth certificate in Tennessee?

To get a certified copy of a Tennessee birth certificate, you will have to pay the state fee of $15.

Birth certificate application fees must be paid when submitting your application.

We recommend that you order multiple copies of your birth certificate, to ensure that you always have one available when you need it.

What documents do I need to get my birth certificate?

To apply for a certified copy of a birth certificate in Tennessee, you will need:

  • A completed birth certificate application Our experts will review your form and check for errors.
  • Photocopies of both sides of a government-issued photo ID (see list of acceptable IDs above)
  • Payment of $15 for the state

Get Your Birth Certificate Now!

You can order your birth certificate using our secure online service and completing our simple application process in just 5 minutes. We will save you time and hassle and thanks to our expert assistance you know you’ll get exactly what you want.

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