In Tennessee, the Vital Records Division of the Tennessee Department of Health maintains and issues the records of all deaths that occur in the state of Tennessee. The Tennessee Department of Health maintains Tennessee Death Records of the past 50 years. The only people who can request for and obtain death records in Tennessee include the immediate family members of the deceased and people with tangible interest in a person’s death record. The following information is included in Tennessee Death Records.
Provided you’re eligible, you can request the Office of Vital Records of the Tennessee Department of Health for the death record you need in a number of ways including in person, by mail, by phone and online. Following is how you can obtain the death record you need through each method.
The first way to request for and obtain the death record you need is in person. To make an in person request for the death record you need, visit the local Office of Vital Records, provide the requested information and pay the $15 fee.
The second way to make a request for and obtain the death record you need is by mail. To make a mail request for the death record you need, complete and mail the Application for Certified Copy of Certificate of Death along with a copy of your valid photo ID and a pay order or check for the fee to:
Tennessee Vital Records 1st Floor, Andrew Johnson Tower 710 James Robertson Parkway Nashville, TN 37243
Another way for to make a request for and obtain the death record you need is by phone. To request for the death record you need over the phone, call VitalCheck, an independent company the Tennessee Department of Health has partnered with, at 866-233-0740. After making the call, provide the require information and pay the relevant fee through check, pay order or debit/credit card.
The final way to make a request for and obtain the death record you need is online. To make an online request for the death record you need, visit the website of Vital Check, follow the instructions given there and pay the require fee. This is the quickest way to obtain the Tennessee death record you need.
In addition to the aforementioned ways, you can obtain Tennessee Death Records through online public databases. To find out more about the availability of death records in Tennessee, call the Tennessee Department of Health at 615-741-1763.
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Last Updated: 2017-06-09