Shelby County (TN) Birth Certificate Online

Order a Shelby County (TN) birth certificate online and avoid waiting in line at the vital records office. Complete an easy form to get a certified copy of a Shelby County birth certificate mailed to you.

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Many government bureaus are processing online and mail-in applications although they are closed to the general public. Turnaround times in government agencies may be affected during the quarantine.

Applying for a vital records certificate now is advisable since it allows citizens to secure their vital records as soon as possible.

Regardless of whether you need a certified copy of a vital records certificate for a specific need or to keep on file, complete your application today.

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Shelby County, Tennessee (TN) Birth Certificate Replacement

Citizens born in the Shelby County are issued a Tennessee birth certificate as soon as their birth is officially registered.

This essential legal document is a mandatory requirement for several U.S. official processes, such as when a Shelby County, Tennessee citizens needs to:

If your Shelby county, Tennessee birth certificate got lost, stolen, or was misplaced or destroyed —even partially— you will have to obtain a Shelby county birth certificate replacement.

Applying for a legally-valid copy of a Shelby county (TN) vital record can conveniently be done online, eliminating the need to wait in line at a vital statistics office.

Ordering a Shelby county, Tennessee birth certificate online is a quick and straightforward procedure. The form takes no more than 10 minutes to complete and we provide personalized instructions to help you complete your birth certificate application with ease.

Once your Shelby county, Tennessee birth certificate replacement application has been processed, you will receive an official copy of your vital record at home.

Shelby County birth certificate types

These are the specific types of birth certificate copies that can be issued in Shelby county, Tennessee:

  • Long-form copy of a Shelby county, (TN) birth certificate: a government-issued copy of the original document, the only type that can be used for legal purposes. Also known as Birth certificate long form, or certified copy of a birth certificate.
  • Short-form copy of a Shelby county, (TN) birth certificate: an abstract of the birth record that only shows the individual's basic information. Also known as informational copy. It cannot be used for legal purposes.

Long-form authorized copies are the only certificates that can be provided to prove identity, nationality, and age and are necessary for several bureaucratic processes such as applying for a U.S. passport or Social Security number.

Official copies carry the registrar’s raised, embossed, impressed or multicolored seal, as well as the registrar’s signature, and the date the certificate was filed with the registrar’s office.

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How to Get a Certified Birth Certificate in Shelby County (TN)

To order an authorized copy of a Shelby county, (TN) birth certificate:

  • Fill out the birth certificate application (available by clicking the button on this page) with the required information
  • Print and sign it
  • Mail it to the Tennessee vital records office with the necessary requirements, a prepaid self-addressed envelope, and payment (as detailed in the personalized instructions you will receive)

Your certified copy will be issued and sent by mail to the address printed on your self-addressed postage-paid envelope.

Copies of a Shelby county Birth and Death Certificates may be ordered by mailing your application package to the following address:

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

Alternatively, Memphis and Shelby county citizens can also order a certified copy of their birth certificate at the Memphis Clerk’s Office. For those who prefer to submit their birth certificate application in person during walk-in hours at the following address:

Shelby County Health Department
Room 101, 814 Jefferson Avenue
Memphis, TN 38105

Please note that as of May 3rd, 2023, U.S. citizens and residents must have a REAL ID-compliant driving license or ID card to enter federal facilities and board commercial aircrafts. Requirements to obtain a REAL ID may include proof of identity, such as a certified copy of the birth certificate.

Shelby County birth certificate requirements

To get a certified copy of a Shelby county, Teenessee birth certificate, you will need to complete the online birth certificate application with your personal data:

  • Full name (as it would have appeared on the certificate)
  • Sex
  • Parents’ names
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • The purpose for ordering a copy of your birth certificate
  • The name of the hospital you were born in
  • Your mother and/or father’s original name before marriage

Citizens applying for a certified copy of a Shelby county birth certificate need to prove their identity and be over 18 years old.

To request a certified copy of a birth certificate will need to include a clear photocopy, of both sides, of one of the forms of photo ID listed below, along with a completed application form:

  • State of Tennessee Driver’s License
  • State of Tennessee ID Card
  • Driver’s license issued by another U.S. State
  • Photo State Identification Card issued by another U.S. State
  • Military Identification Card
  • U.S./Foreign Passport
  • Permanent Resident Card (green card)
  • Employment Authorization Document (EAD)
  • Citizenship Certificate or ID card

Who is eligible to apply

An official copy of a Shelby county birth certificate can be ordered by:

  • A person applying for their own birth certificate
  • The parent, the child, or the spouse of the person named on the record.
  • The legal guardian, the legal representative, or if you have a court order.

Please note that the documentation that must be presented alongside the Shelby county birth certificate application may vary depending on the person requesting the vital record.

How to Request an Apostille for a Shelby County Birth Certificate

If you need to use your birth certificate outside the U.S territory, your document should bear an apostille to grant it legal validity abroad.

This can be obtained by mail. Simply send your official birth certificate, together with the apostille fee to the Secretary of State’s office in a self-addressed postage-paid envelope. Make sure to have Certificate of Authentication Request at hand. Certain counties may have additional requirements.

Tennessee Authentications Unit address:

Office of Authentications Tennessee Secretary of State
Business Services Division
ATTN: ATS Section
312 Rosa L. Parks Ave – 6th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243

Shelby County (TN) Birth Certificate Cost

Requesting a copy of a Shelby county, Tennessee (TN) birth certificate carries a fee. The filing fee of each copy of a Shelby county. If ordered to Tennessee state office the fee is $15. If an extra copy is needed from state office, the cost is $2

Accepted payment methods include personal checks, money orders, cashier checks, and business checks.

Please note that the fee for your Shelby county birth certificate application may vary depending on whether you submit it at the state vital records office or at the county vital records office.

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Shelby county Birth Certificate Processing Times

In most cases, your Shelby county birth certificate order will be filled within 6 weeks. However, some vital records may take longer due to peak demand periods.

You will then receive your certified copy of the Shelby county, Tennessee (TN) birth certificate by post, delivered right to your door. Once you have mailed the application, along with a copy of a photo ID and the fees, the vital records office will process your request.

Tennessee Vital Records Office

The following is a complete list of Vital Records and Public Health offices that can provide birth certificate copies in Tennessee.

Keep in mind that the County Clerk office may sometimes process requests faster than the state vital records office.

Regardless of whether the birth certificate you require is found or not, a non-refundable search fee will be charged.

FAQs About Shelby County (TN) Birth Certificates

  • How long does it take to get a birth certificate in Shelby County (TN)?

    Getting a government-issued copy of a birth certificate in Shelby County usually takes 6 weeks.

    The surefire way to get a certified copy of a Shelby county (TN) birth certificate issued directly is to have our experts revise your application before you mail it. That way, you can be certain it is error-free and your request won't be rejected.

    Typos or inconsistencies in the data may cause unnecessary delays or setbacks.

    Our team can help you avoid the extra hassle so that the Shelby county vital records office can send your birth certificate directly to your door on the first try.

  • How much does a Shelby County birth certificate copy cost?

    Each copy of a government-issued Shelby county, Tennessee (TN) birth certificate carries a fee of $15.

    It is advisable to order more than one copy of a Shelby county birth certificate within the same form to keep on file for future use or for your records. Additional copies of a birth certificate requested within the same order form carry the same fees as the first document.

  • How can I change the name on a Shelby county birth certificate?

    To modify a citizen’s name on a Shelby county birth certificate you will first need to order a certified copy of the birth certificate you would like to amend.

    Then you will need to present the above alongside the certified copy of the Shelby county birth certificate you would like to modify and the appropriate fees at the following address:

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