Tennessee Public Records

The Tennessee Office of Vital Records is one of the few state agencies that archives and maintains the original birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Records can be requested in person, by mail or online. Local county offices may have computer systems that issue short form certificates for all vital records.

Short form copies cost $8 dollars and $5 dollars each additional copy. Long form copies are $15 and $5 dollars each additional copy. Some records before 1949 are not available in short copy.

Tennessee Vital Records
1st Floor, Central Services Building
421 Fifth Avenue, North
Nashville, TN 37243

Application for Birth Certificate (PDF)
Application for Death Certificate (PDF)
Application for Marriage Certificate (PDF)
Application for Divorce Certificate (PDF)

Adoption Records

Adoption records are available for indentifying information by eligible persons. All sealed records and post adoption records are available with a court order.

Department of Children's Services
Cordell Hull Building
Nashville, TN 37243

Release of Identifying Information - Before 03/16/1951 (PDF)
Release of Identifying Information - On or after 03/16/1951 (PDF)

Property Records

Most of the large counties in Tennessee have online tools to search parcel information such as GIS data maps, treasurer and appraisal information as well as other property data. The state Comptroller of the Treasury also maintains detailed information such as property address, sales records, gis map location, and building information.

Shelby County Real Property Search
Davidson County Property Appraisal
Knox County Property Tax Search
Hamilton County Property Search
Rutherford County GIS Maps
Williamson County Property Search
Sumner County Parcel Search
Montgomery County Property Search
State of Tennessee Real Estate Assessment Data

Genealogy Records

Genealogy Records for the state of Tennessee

Public Libraries

We have compiled a list of 10 public libraries in the state of Tennessee

# Name Address Zipcode Phone
1 Irving Meek Jr., Public Library 204 West Main Street, Adamsville, Tennessee 38310 731-632-3572
2 Crockett County Library 258 E. Church Street, Alamo, Tennessee 38001 731-696-4220
3 Alexandria Branch Library 109 Public Square, Alexandria, Tennessee 615-529-4124
4 Algood Branch Library 125 Fourth Avenue, Algood, Tennessee 931-537-3240
5 Altamont Public Library 1433 Main Street, Altamont, Tennessee 37305 931-692-2457
6 Southeast Branch Library 2325 Hickory Highlands Drive, Antioch, Tennessee 615-862-5871
7 Ardmore Public Library 26347 Main Street, Ardmore, Tennessee 38449 931-427-4883
8 Sam T. Wilson Public Library 11968 Walker, Arlington, Tennessee 38002 901-867-1954
9 Cheatham County Public Library 188 County Services Drive, Suite 20, Ashland City, Tennessee 37015 615-792-4828
10 E. G. Fisher Public Library 1289 Ingleside Avenue, Athens, Tennessee 37303 423-745-7782
See the full list

Phone Area Codes

423 - Chattanooga, Tennessee 615 - Nashville, Tennessee 731 - Jackson, Tennessee 865 - Knoxville, Tennessee 901 - Memphis, Tennessee 931 - Clarksville, Tennessee