Knox County Tennessee


  • The Knox County Health Department has the birth certificate records of persons born in Tennessee (any county) in the last 100 years. If you are looking to get a copy of a birth certificate for someone born in a different state, please contact that state's vital record department.
  • No, we have copies available at the health department that you can fill out here (140 Dameron Ave).
  • It's usually a short turn-around time with an average of about 10 minutes. However, occasionally due to demand, the wait can exceed that time.
  • Yes, however there is a $2 fee when using a credit/debit card.
  • Yes, we do offer these services by appointment only. Please give us a call at 865-215-5100 to set up your appointment today.

Have Questions?
Call: 865-215-5555

Need to report a public
health emergency?

Call 865-215-5093

On the first Wednesday of every month, all KCHD offices and clinics are closed in the morning for staff in-service. On these days, the main location (140 Dameron Ave.) will open at 11 a.m. and the West Clinic (1028 Old Cedar Bluff) will open at 11:30 a.m.

Clinics will also open at 10:30 a.m. (Main location) and 11 a.m. (West Clinic) on the following Wednesdays: April 17 and July 17. All other offices will open at 8 a.m.