Tennessee Marriage & Divorce Vital Records

Tennessee marriage divorce recordsCapitol: Nashville
Most Populous City: Memphis
Total Area: 42,181 sq mi 
Total Population (2010): 6346105
Website: http://www.tennessee.gov
Source: Wikipedia

Tennessee marriage records issued between 1780 and 1960 are available, for a fee and with proper identification, from the Tennessee State Library and Archives (http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/mailcnty.htm#Marriages). For records issued from 1961 to the present, contact the Tennessee Department of Health, Office of Vital Records (http://health.state.tn.us/vr/index.htm). Tennessee divorce records are kept by the Tennessee Vital Records Office for 50 years. Older records are maintained by the Tennessee State Library and Archives (http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/mailcnty.htm#Divorce_Records). Requests for certified copies of all records for birth, death, marriage, and divorce are accepted at the Tennessee Office of Vital Records in Nashville. The request must be made by a person named on the certificate, or a parent, guardian, child, or spouse of the named person. For more information about obtaining Tennessee vital records, see http://health.state.tn.us/vr/Certificate.htm, http://health.state.tn.us/vr/downloads.htm, and http://health.state.tn.us/vr/index.htm. Fees are payable by check or money order made payable to Tennessee Vital Records, or credit card.

For more information on Tennessee vital records, visit Tennessee Birth & Death Vital Records

Tennessee Vital Records Offices


Record Type: Marriage Certificates
Tennessee Department of Health
Office of Vital Records
421 5th Ave North, 1st floor
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: 615-741-1763
Fax: 615-741-9860
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-4PM
Record Access Requirements: Information on race or previous marriages is only released for statistical purposes.

Records Available: Divorce Records
Tennessee Department of Health
Office of Vital Records
421 5th Ave North, 1st floor
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: 615-741-1763
Fax: 615-741-9860
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-4PM
Record Access Requirements: Information on previous marriages and education is released for statistical use only.

Records Available: Statewide Court Records
Administrative Office of the Courts
Nashville City Center
511 Union St, Suite 600
Nashville, TN 37219
Phone: 615-741-2687
Fax: 615-741-6285
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-4:30PM
Note: Except for certain online research capabilities, all court record access must be done at the local level.

Records Available: Criminal Records
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
TN Open Records Information Svcs
901 R S Gass Blvd
Nashville, TN 37216
Phone: 615-744-4057
Fax: 615-744-4289
Website

Business Hours: 24 hours daily
Note: Per statute, fingerprint-based background checks are to be conducted for paid or volunteer employment or licensing such as such as child care, teachers, security and armed guards, security system contractors, etc.
Record Access Requirements: The agency maintains a website at www.ticic.state.tn.us for searching of sexual offenders, missing children, and people placed on parole who reside in TN.
Search Note: The search system is called TORIS (Tennessee Open Records Information Service). A request form can be downloaded from the webpage. The agency suggests that ongoing requester be registered with an account.

Records Available: Incarceration Records
Dept of Corrections-ATTN: PIO/FOIL
Rachel Jackson Building, Ground Fl
320 6th Avenue, N.
Nashville, TN 37243-0465
Phone: 615-741-1000
Fax: 615-532-1497
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-5PM
Record Access Requirements: Location, conviction and sentencing information are provided.

Tennessee County Marriage & Divorce Vital Records


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