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Tennessee Vital Records Background Checks
In Tennessee, requests for records such as birth certificates must typically be made by the person named on the document or his or her parent, guardian, child or spouse. Exceptions to this may be legal representatives of those persons. Authorized persons who are requesting vital records for Tennessee background checks or other purposes must complete an application form and have government-issued ID that contains their signature.
Valid ID must also be provided for the subject of the Tennessee vital records search. If a person other than the individual named on the record is requesting a copy of the document, he or she must also provide a signed statement from the named individual. This statement is to permit the release of the individual’s information from the Tennessee Office of Vital Records to the requester.