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Office of Vital Records

 In the coming weeks, the Tennessee Department of Health Office of Vital Records will be implementing a new electronic death registration system for Funeral Homes, Physicians, and Medical Examiners.  For available training, additional information, or to volunteer to assist with testing on the system please go to

Williams Funeral home has graciously offered their facility to host a VRISM training for any and all Physicians.
This will be held December 13th,   5:30 pm, they are located at:

Blevins Hall
Williams Funeral Home
2517 Trotwood Ave
Columbia, TN  38401
Please RSVP to Erin Smith @ 931.626.7198   (Food will be served)

The Tennessee Office of Vital Records reviews, registers, amends, issues and maintains the original certificates of births, deaths, marriages and divorces that occur in Tennessee in accordance with Tennessee Code Annotated.

NOTE to PARENTS: Certificates of Birth for newborn children may not be available to issue for approximately 45 days after this office receives the original certificate from the hospital or birthing facility. Expedite fees do not apply to the registration of the birth record, only the issuance of a certificate that is already registered.

If parents have travel plans which will require a passport for newborn children, travel plans should be made based on this timeline.

Tennessee Vital Records
1st Floor, Andrew Johnson Tower
710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN  37243 

Walk In Hours:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Central Time (excluding holidays)