Within Tennessee, our Sullivan County Regional Health Department can issue death certificates for deaths which occurred in that county within the past five years. Certified copies of death certificates are only available at the Blountville Office. In addition, we issue short form birth certificates for births which occurred anywhere in Tennessee since 1949. The certified short-form birth certificates are available from both the Kingsport and Blountville offices for a fee. Short forms for persons born 1950 through 1975 will no longer be acceptable for passports as they do not show parentage. Vital Records can be picked up between 8am-4pm Monday thru Thursday, closed for lunch 12pm - 12:30pm; Friday hours 8am-4pm, closed for lunch 11:30am -12:30pm.
Birth certificates issued for anyone born in the State of Tennessee from 1949 to the present year. Identification requirements for Vital Records
Information needed includes: name, date of birth, mother and father’s names, mother’s maiden name, and persons place of birth
Cost $8.00 for the first certificate and $5.00 each additional certificate of the same person. Checks should be made payable to Treasurer State of Tennessee.
Request for a long form or certificate of person born prior to 1949, call (423) 279-2780.
Birth Certificate Form
Birth Certificate Form - Spanish
Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity
If you are not married when your child is born, your child does not have a legal father. This service allows the father’s name to be placed on the birth certificate for a child born out of wedlock.
Please call for an appointment only Monday through Thursday.
For questions about Voluntarily Acknowledgement of Paternity, call (423) 279-2780 or 1-800-457-2165.
Death certificates available to eligible individuals for those who have expired within Sullivan County. Identification requirements for Vital Records
Last five years kept on file in Blountville office only.
Cost is $7.00 for each certificate. Check should be made to Sullivan County Regional Health Department.
Information needed: name, sex, date of death, place of death, funeral home, relationship to the decedent, purpose of copy. Photo ID and other verifying information will be necessary if cause of death is to show on the certificate. Call (423) 279-2780 for more information.
Death Certificate Form
Death Certificate Form - Spanish
If unable to come into the Health Department, Death and Birth Certificate Applications printed from our website can be faxed to (423)279-7595 or mailed to us at:
Sullivan County Health Department
ATTN: Vital Records
154 Blountville By-pass
P.O. Box 630
Blountville TN, 37617
Sullivan County Regional Health Department does not accept credit cards or orders online; however, for your convenience, you can process online requests through an independent company that we have partnered with to provide you this service; VitalChek Network, Inc. VitalChek can be reached through its website,www.vitalchek.com. An additional fee is charged by VitalChek for using this service, and all major credit cards are accepted.
No client will be refused services based on disabilities, age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other classification protected by Federal or State law.