Scott County, Tennessee
Vital Records

This page was last updated 19 Apr 2017


Effective February 15, 2005, anyone seeking a certified copy of a birth or death certificate from a Vital Records office must have either a signed and notarized application or appropriate identification. The preferred type of identification is a government issued identification card signed by the applicant. Without government issued identification, other forms of ID and/or affidavits may be acceptable.

Tennessee did not require formal records before 1908. Four cities did keep some earlier birth and death records, that are available through the Tennessee State Library & Archives (Memphis from 1848, Chattanooga from 1872, Nashville from 1874, Knoxville from 1883).
These records were kept by the Scott County clerks. They have been microfilmed and are available at Ancestry and FamilySearch
The law requiring birth & death registration expired in 1913, and no records were kept for that year.
These records are available from the Office of Vital Records.
These records are available from the Office of Vital Records.
These records are available at Ancestry and FamilySearch
These records are available from the Office of Vital Records.
Office of Vital Records
Tennessee Department of Health
3rd Floor, Tennessee Towers
Nashville, TN 37243
(615)741-1763
 
Tennessee State Library & Archives
403 7th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37243-0312
(615)741-2764

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