Vital Records



Within Tennessee, our Sullivan County Regional Health Department can issue death certificates for deaths which occurred in Sullivan County within the past six 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. Birth or Death Certificates can be requested between 8am-4pm Monday thru Thursday, closed for lunch 12pm - 12:30pm; Friday hours 8am-4pm, closed for lunch 11:30am -12:30pm. Closed on Holidays.


Birth Certificates

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

The cost is $15. Visa & Mastercard are accepted. 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 Short Form If born between 1949 - Current

Birth Certificate Long Form If born before 1949 

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 for the Blountville office or 423-279-2164 for the Kingsport office or 1-800-457-2165 Tennessee State Office.

Death Certificate

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.

The cost is $15. Visa & Mastercard are accepted. Checks should be made payable to Treasurer State of Tennessee.

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


Other Options

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, 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.