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Who We Are. Only certified copies of birth and death records are available.
Free non-certified copies are no longer available. Payment is due at time of request. Make checks and money orders payable to the Knox County Health Department. You can obtain a birth or death certificate in person during regular business hours of Monday through Friday, 8 a.
Birth and death certificates can also be obtained until p. No appointment is necessary. Requests are fulfilled immediately.
The entire process usually takes less than 10 minutes. You can also obtain a birth or death certificate by mail. Send a completed application along with a self-addressed stamped envelope and payment to the Health Department.
We are not responsible for lost or returned mail. The same application is used to request either a birth or death certificate.
Download Application. You can download an application to send by mail or bring with you to the health department. The same application is used onsite. The viewing of birth and death certificates for genealogy research is permitted Monday through Friday a. You can only view the certificates. Copies on plain paper are not allowed. If you find that information on a birth certificate is incorrect, i. The Knox County registrar will contact the state registrar to make the requested changes.
If an affidavit is needed to make the changes, the county registrar can file the affidavit for you.
Many times, the correction can be made onsite and a corrected certified copy will be given to you. Single, unmarried mothers wishing to add a father to a birth certificate must complete an Acknowledgment of Paternity Affidavit signed by both the mother and father. Affidavit forms can be obtained at the health department or from any hospital or child support enforcement agency.