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We are an authorized online vital records ordering service for Memphis and Shelby County Health Department.

That means we can process your request fast, affordably, and securely. The only thing faster is doing it in person – but that’s not always possible or convenient, and that’s why we’re here.

Memphis and Shelby County Health Department Birth Records / Room# 101 814 Jefferson Avenue Memphis , TN, 38105
Phone 800-296-4249
Fax 888-985-2852

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About Vital Records from Memphis and Shelby County Health Department

The Memphis and Shelby Division of Vital Records (Memphis and Shelby County Vital Records) issues certified copies of Memphis and Shelby County birth certificates and Memphis and Shelby County death certificates. You may order copies of Memphis and Shelby County vital records through VitalChek on an expedited basis.

Attention: You may submit a written request directly to Memphis and Shelby County Vital Records, along with a money order or business check. Personal checks are no longer accepted.


Although VitalChek attempts to include accurate and up-to-date information on this site, state and agency information is subject to change without notice. VitalChek makes no representations or warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of the information herein and assumes no liability with respect to such information.

Available Tennessee (TN) Vital Record Types

Birth Long

A certified birth certificate that can typically be used for travel, passport, proof of citizenship, social security, driver's license, school registration, personal identification and other legal purposes. Birth Certificates are available for events that occurred in Shelby County from 1950 to present.


Why should you trust VitalChek?

4 million
vital documents processed per year

More than 35 years
of experience

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