Certificates of births, death, marriages and divorces that occurred in Tennessee can now be ordered online through the Tennessee Department of Health's website at www.state.tn.us/health .
Certified copies are sent out within one working day of the request and there is a $10 fee for expedited service in addition to the standard charge for the record. Credit card payment is required for certificates ordered online. The Department also offers the option of overnight delivery for an additional fee.
Records available through the Office of Vital Records include births that occurred after January 1914, and deaths, marriages and divorces beginning with January 1, 1949. For those who do not have an immediate need or do not wish to pay an additional fee, records can still be requested by mail or in person at the Office of Vital Records and at many county health departments. (Note: Mailing address can be found on the above listed link under Vital Records.)