Birth / Death Records

Birth Certificates

We issue long-form birth certificates for any person born in Tennessee. Cost is $15 per copy.

Copies of birth certificates only issued to the following:

  1. Person named on the certificate, i.e., the registrant.
  2. Parent of the registrant. Must be on certificate.
  3. Spouse of the registrant.
  4. Person with legal custody of the registrant with court documentation.
  5. Anyone with a notarized statement from the registrant giving them permission to obtain the certificate.

Death Certificates

We issue certified death certificates for people who have passed away in Tennessee. Cost is $15.

Getting a certificate

You must be present in our office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday to receive your certificate the same day. Those applying after 4:00 p.m. will be required to return the following business day. Proof of identification is required. Accepted forms of identification.


We accept cash, debit, and credit cards as payment for birth/death certificates.

Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity

This service allows the father's name to be placed on the birth certificate for a child born out of wedlock.

This service is available by appointment only. We offer appointments Tuesday - Thursday. Both parents must be present and need a valid identification. 

For questions about Voluntarily Acknowledgment of Paternity, call 731-927-8548.