Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1200-07-01-.13 - FEES FOR COPIES AND SEARCHES

(1) No certified or uncertified copy or service shall be provided until the current fee for such copy or service is received, unless specific approval has been obtained from the State Registrar or otherwise provided for by statute or regulation. If an applicant claims that he did not receive a certificate that was purchased from the Office of Vital Records, he may use his receipt or cancelled check to purchase another copy within forty-five (45) days; after forty-five (45) days, he must remit the fee in order to obtain another copy.
(2) The State Registrar shall determine the cost, including staff time, computer time, copying cost, and supplies, for handling any non-routine statistical or research project or any other non-routine service other than those described below. The person requesting any such nonroutine service will be responsible for paying the cost associated with completing the service.
(3) Fees for services from the Office of Vital Records.

(a) For a search of the files and issuance of each certified or uncertified copy of birth, death, marriage, or divorce record if found: ...........................................................

$15.00

(b) For preparing a new certificate of birth by adoption, legitimation, or order of parentage:.................................................................................................

$15.00

(c) For amending a birth, death, marriage, or divorce certificate within six months or more after the date of the event: ....................................................................................

$15.00

(d) For preparing and filing a report of an adoption for a foreign-born person adopted in Tennessee: ............................................................................................................

$15.00

(e) For preparing and filing a delayed certificate of birth, death, marriage, or divorce;

$15.00

(f) For amending a birth certificate to remove the named father based on a Rescission of Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity, unless the requestor submits an Affidavit of Indigency to waive the fee entirely: ......................................................................

$15.00

(g) For a certified or uncertified copy of the supporting documentation used to file or amend a record, which must be requested at the same time as the copy of the record is requested, per document: ......................................................................

$5.00

(h) For opening a sealed file and providing one copy of the contents of the sealed file:................................................

$30.00

(i) For a search of the birth, death, marriage, or divorce files for the purpose of providing verified information on a requested record, even if the record is not found and no information from it can be provided: .. ......................................................................

$15.00

(j) Up to three free copies of the death certificate of a veteran of the United States Armed Services may be provided. The person requesting such copy must be related to the deceased within two (2) degrees of collateral or lineal kinship

(k) For a birth, death, marriage, or divorce record copy, certified or uncertified, issued to another government agency: .................................................................................

$15.00

(l) For a permit to cremate a dead body: .................................................................

$25.00

(m) For preparing and filing a certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth: ........................

$15.00

(n) For amending a certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth: ......................................

$15.00

(o) For a search of the files of certificates of birth resulting in stillbirth and issuance of each copy: ..................................................................................................................

$15.00

(p) For preparing and issuance of a Commemorative Certificate of a Non-Viable Birth:

$15.00

Notes

Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1200-07-01-.13
Original rule certified June 7, 1974. Repeal and new rule filed January 18, 1978; effective February 17, 1978. Amendment filed May 17, 1979; effective July 2, 1979. Amendment filed July 1, 1982; effective August 2, 1982. Amendment filed July 3, 1984; effective August 1, 1984. Amendment filed May 29, 1987; effective July 13, 1987. Amendment filed February 19, 1988; effective April 4, 1988. Amendment filed October 27, 1988; effective December 11, 1988. Amendment filed June 30, 1994; effective September 13, 1994. Amendment filed August 12, 1999; effective October 26, 1999. Amendment filed August 6, 2002; effective October 20, 2002. Amendment filed August 20, 2008; effective November 3, 2008. Emergency rule filed July 26, 2010; effective through January 22, 2011. Emergency rule expired effective January 23, 2011; and the rule reverted to its previous status. Amendment filed November 10, 2010; effective February 8, 2011. Amendment filed March 30, 2015; effective June 28, 2015. Amendments filed March 24, 2022; effective 6/22/2022.

Authority: T.C.A. §§ 4-5-202, 4-5-203, 24-7-113, 24-7-118, 68-3-103, 68-3-205, 68-3-206, 68-3-207, 683-504, 68-3-509, and 68-3-514.

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