Tennessee Death Records Search

Death records are only available for the last fifty years in the state of Tennessee. If you require earlier records beyond this period, you may find them through the Tennessee State Library and Archives. All other records can be obtained from the Tennessee Department of Health.

You may view the official website here:

http://health.state.tn.us/vr/

When requesting death records, please provide the following:
• A name if available
• The location where the person
• Date the death happened

Be advised that requesting official death certificates by mail may take some time to reach you. If you need your records quickly, call the office ahead to notify them of your intent and go in person to order your records.

There are also additional websites you can take advantage of if you wish. A short search will provide a list of websites, but be aware there may be extra fees you will not be aware of until your results are being shown.

Death certificates are available:
By mail – Include all information and fees:
Tennessee Department of Health
Cordell Hull Building
425 5th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37243

In Person – You may go in person using the above address. Be sure to call ahead to verify when they are open and to explain your needs.

Electronically – Requests can be sent by e-mail: tn.health@state.tn.us

Or you can use the VitalChek website to order your records: http://www.vitalchek.com/agency_info.aspx?p=3290&s=loc

Be advised additional fees will be charged for using VitalChek.

Questions – Call (615) 741-5001 with any questions.