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Death Certificates

The death certificate is the legal document that serves as proof that a person has passed away. There are a variety of reasons that a death certificate is needed: Life Insurance Claims, Estates, Selling Real Estate and/or Vehicles, Banking, Retirement/Pension Accounts.  Death Certificates in Tennessee are issued by the Local Registrar for the County in which the death occurred.  In Tennessee, certified copies of the death certificate are $15.00 each. They can be obtained from the county health department in which the death occurred, or they can be ordered by mail, or online from the State Health Department.

Music City Mortuary can obtain additional certified copies for you. There is no charge for the initial order.  Additional copies ordered later, are subject to postage and handling fees.

To Order By Mail Click here to download a death certificate order form.

To Order Online Click here.

 To Order by Telephone Call 1 (866) 233-0740