Tennessee Public Records

The State of Tennessee has a variety of websites that provide information from Vital Statistics to the proximity of a sex offender to your home. You can easily find the information that you need to obtain when you know where to look for it. Some documents can be ordered online, while others need you to show up at an official state office in person.

Birth, Death, Marriage and Divorce Records

The Tennessee Department of Health manages the state’s Vital Records Office. You can order a birth, death, marriage or divorce record online through the Vitachek network. This will ensure that no one has access to your private records except you. The link is here or if you prefer, you can attend in person at the office:

Tennessee Vital Records
1st Floor, Central Services Building
421 Fifth Avenue, North
Nashville, TN 37243

Regular office hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Driving Records

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security handles requests for driving records. If you would like a copy of your record, you must send a $5.00 payment along with your request to:

Tennessee Department of Safety
MVR Request
PO BOX 945
Nashville, TN 37202

You are also free to attend in person for faster service, at any local branch of the Tennessee Department of Safety. You will need to produce identification and pay for the record before you receive it.

Court Records

The State of Tennessee has a Tennessee Court System website that covers all levels of courts. You can access the site and see a list of all of the information that you can obtain. You can also search court records by attending at the particular court where the case took place and finding those records with the help of the court clerk. Depending upon the type of case, you may or may not be able to take records away with you. You can read opinions online and access court rules, forms, a glossary of terms and a self-help center amongst other resources.

Property Records

You can access the State of Tennessee Real Estate Assessment Data website. You will need some of the property information (the address and the county) in order to find out more information about the property. You can also obtain information through the website of each county clerk. This link shows a list of the county clerk sites and you can navigate to each one to find more detailed property information.

Sex Offender Registry

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation maintains a sex offender registry. As with most other state run sex offender registry sites, you can sign up for email notifications, search the site for a particular offender or do a proximity search using a map of the area and inputting specific information. The front page of the registry has pictures of sex offenders who are currently at large.