Vital Records in Tennessee

Vital records in Tennessee are maintained by the Tennessee Department of Health, where they issue certified copies of birth, death, marriage & divorce records. Once birth records reach 100 years old – and once death, marriage & divorce records reach 50 years old – they are sent to the Tennessee State Library and Archives for public access and family history research.

Below is a table showing the year ranges that the Tennessee Department of Health - Office of Vital Records can provide:

Record Type Available From
Tennessee Birth Records January 1914 – 2017
Tennessee Death Records depends on county
Tennessee Divorce Records depends on county
Tennessee Marriage Records depends on county

Find County Offices in Tennessee

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County Year Founded
Anderson County, TN November 6, 1801
Bedford County, TN December 7, 1807
Benton County, TN December 19, 1835
Bledsoe County, TN 1807
Blount County, TN 1795
Bradley County, TN May 2, 1836
Campbell County, TN September 11, 1806
Cannon County, TN January 31, 1836
Carroll County, TN November 7, 1821
Carter County, TN 1796
Cheatham County, TN February 28, 1856
Chester County, TN 1879
Claiborne County, TN October 29, 1801
Clay County, TN 1870
Cocke County, TN October 9, 1797
Coffee County, TN January 8, 1836
Crockett County, TN 1871
Cumberland County, TN November 16, 1855
Davidson County, TN October 6, 1783
Decatur County, TN November 1845
DeKalb County, TN 1837
Dickson County, TN October 25, 1803
Dyer County, TN 1823
Fayette County, TN September 29, 1824
Fentress County, TN 1823
Franklin County, TN 1807
Gibson County, TN 1823
Giles County, TN November 14, 1809
Grainger County, TN 1796
Greene County, TN 1783
Grundy County, TN 1844
Hamblen County, TN 1870
Hamilton County, TN October 25, 1819
Hancock County, TN 1844
Hardeman County, TN 1823
Hardin County, TN 1819
Hawkins County, TN 1786
Haywood County, TN 1823
Henderson County, TN 1821
Henry County, TN 1821
Hickman County, TN 1807
Houston County, TN 1871
Humphreys County, TN 1809
Jackson County, TN 1801
Jefferson County, TN June 11, 1792
Johnson County, TN 1836
Knox County, TN June 11, 1792
Lake County, TN 1870
Lauderdale County, TN 1818
Lawrence County, TN 1817
Lewis County, TN December 23, 1843
Lincoln County, TN 1809
Loudon County, TN 1870
Macon County, TN 1842
Madison County, TN 1821
Marion County, TN 1817
Marshall County, TN February 20, 1836
Maury County, TN 1807
McMinn County, TN 1819
McNairy County, TN October 8, 1823
Meigs County, TN 1836
Monroe County, TN November 13, 1819
Montgomery County, TN December 15, 1818
Moore County, TN 1872
Morgan County, TN 1817
Obion County, TN 1823
Overton County, TN 1806
Perry County, TN November 14, 1819
Pickett County, TN 1879
Polk County, TN November 28, 1839
Putnam County, TN February 11, 1854
Rhea County, TN 1807
Roane County, TN 1801
Robertson County, TN April 9, 1796
Rutherford County, TN October 25, 1803
Scott County, TN 1849
Sequatchie County, TN December 9, 1857
Sevier County, TN September 28, 1794
Shelby County, TN November 24, 1819
Smith County, TN 1799
Stewart County, TN 1803
Sullivan County, TN 1779
Sumner County, TN 1786
Tipton County, TN October 29, 1823
Trousdale County, TN 1870
Unicoi County, TN March 23, 1875
Union County, TN 1850
Van Buren County, TN January 3, 1840
Warren County, TN 1807
Washington County, TN 1777
Wayne County, TN 1817
Weakley County, TN October 21, 1823
White County, TN September 11, 1806
Williamson County, TN October 26, 1799
Wilson County, TN October 26, 1799