Shelby County Birth Records

Search for Shelby County TN birth records. A birth records search contains information on proof of identity, proof of citizenship, name of the baby, date and time of birth, parental information, applying for a Social Security number, passport applications, name changes, receiving governmental benefits, requesting a birth certificate, applying for a birth certificate, and conducting genealogical research.


The Shelby County Clerk is responsible for maintaining important documents for a county or local area, including vital documents like Shelby County birth records. These birth records include birth certificates that list the baby's name, date of birth, time of birth, and the location, as well as personal information about the parents. A Tennessee birth certificate acts as legal proof of birth and citizenship, and it may be required to apply for a TN driver's license or passport, receive a Social Security number, or apply for government services. Other birth records include demographic records on birth, which are useful for researchers, as well as records on birth that can be used for Shelby County genealogical research. Birth records can be requested online at the Clerk Office website.

Bartlett City Clerk Bartlett TN 3730 Appling Road 38133 901-385-5580

Collierville Clerk Collierville TN 101 Walnut Street 38017 901-457-2580

Millington City Clerk Millington TN 7950 Memphis Avenue 38053 901-872-4499

Shelby County Clerk Germantown TN 2037 Exeter Road 38138 901-545-5521

Shelby County Clerk Memphis TN 1075 Mullins Station Road 38134 901-222-3000

Shelby County Clerk Memphis TN 150 Washington Avenue 38103 901-222-3000


Shelby County Town and City Halls keep documents and records related to their municipality, including vital documents like Shelby County birth records. Birth certificates, for example, list the baby's name, date of birth, time of birth, and the location, and they also provide personal information about the parents. These Shelby County public records act as legal proof of birth and citizenship, and they may be required to apply for government services, receive a Social Security number, or apply for a driver's license or passport in Shelby County Tennessee. Town and City Halls may also maintain other Shelby County birth records, such as demographic records for the entire municipality, which may be useful for researchers, and historical birth records that can be used for genealogical research. The Town or City Hall may provide online request forms for birth certificates on its website.

Arlington Town Hall Arlington TN 5854 Airline Road 38002 901-867-2620

Collierville Town Hall Collierville TN 500 Poplar View Parkway 38017 901-457-2200

Cordova City Hall Memphis TN 7955 Fischer Steel Road 38018 901-755-5553

Lakeland City Hall Lakeland TN 10001 U.s. 70 38002 901-867-2717

Memphis City Hall Memphis TN Ste 406, 125 N Main St 38103 901-576-6000

Millington City Hall Millington TN 7930 Nelson Road 38053 901-872-2211


Shelby County Hospitals provide a variety of medical services to patients of all ages, including labor and delivery services. When a baby is born at a Hospital in Shelby County Tennessee, it creates birth records for the birth. These can include ceremonial Shelby County birth certificates which list the baby's name, date of birth, weight and length, and the Hospital's name, as well as information about the parents. These ceremonial birth certificates cannot act as legal proof of identity in Tennessee, but they may be a valuable source of information on an individual's birth. Hospitals also maintain demographic information on babies born at their facility, which may be accessible to researchers.

Baptist Memorial Health Care Memphis TN 350 North Humphreys Boulevard 38120 901-227-2727

Baptist Memorial Hospital Memphis Memphis TN 6019 Walnut Grove Road 38120 901-226-5000

Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women Memphis TN 6225 Humphreys Boulevard 38120 901-227-9000

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Collierville Collierville TN 1500 West Poplar Avenue 38017 901-861-9000

Baptist Rehabilitation Germantown Germantown TN 2100 Exeter Road 38138 901-757-1350

Delta Medical Center of Memphis Memphis TN 3000 Getwell Road 38118 901-369-8100

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital Memphis TN 1282 Union Avenue 38104 901-722-2000

Lakeside Behavioral Health System Memphis TN 2911 Brunswick Road 38133 800-232-5253

Le Bonheur Children's Hospital Memphis TN 848 Adams Avenue 38103 901-287-5437

Memphis Mental Health Institute Memphis TN 951 Court Avenue 38103 901-577-1800

Memphis VA Medical Center Memphis TN 1030 Jefferson Avenue 38104 901-523-8990

Methodist Healthcare Memphis TN 850 Poplar Avenue 38105 901-516-0000

Methodist South Hospital Memphis TN 1300 Wesley Drive 38116 901-516-3700

Regional Medical Center at Memphis Memphis TN 877 Jefferson Avenue 38103 901-545-7928

Regional One Health Memphis TN 877 Jefferson Avenue 38103 901-545-7100

Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett Bartlett TN 2986 Kate Bond Road 38133 901-820-7000

Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis Memphis TN 5959 Park Avenue 38119 901-765-1000

St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital Memphis TN 262 Danny Thomas Place 38105 800-822-6344

University of Tennessee Bowld Hospital Memphis TN 951 Court Avenue 38103 901-448-4108


Shelby County Archives preserve documents of historic significance, sometimes as part of a larger library collection or a private collection. Local jurisdictions may also maintain their own Archives to store documents related to the area, which can include Shelby County birth records. These records may date back many decades or even centuries, making them valuable resources for genealogical research in Shelby County Tennessee. Birth records may include the name of the baby, the date and time of birth, the location of birth, and the identity of the parents. Archives may provide online access to some of their birth records.

Memphis & Shelby Counties Archive Memphis TN 33 South Front Street 38103 901-526-1713

Memphis City Personnel Compensation Records Archive Memphis TN 125 North Main Street 38103 901-576-6569

Memphis Medical Records Archive Memphis TN 135 North Pauline Street 38105 901-448-2411

Shelby County Archive Memphis TN 150 Washington Avenue 38103 901-545-4356

Shelby County Records Archive Memphis TN 201 Poplar Avenue 38103 901-545-5386


The Shelby County Health Department is responsible for monitoring public health, and it may operate at the Tennessee, Shelby County, or local level. In some areas, Health Departments are also responsible for maintaining Shelby County vital records, including documents related to birth such as birth certificates. These Shelby County public records, which act as legal proof of birth and citizenship, list the baby's name, date of birth, time of birth, and the location, as well as personal information about the parents. Birth certificates may be required to apply for a Tennessee State driver's license or passport, receive a Social Security number, or apply for government services, and they can also be useful for Shelby County genealogical research. Health Departments may provide online access to their birth records.

Shelby County Health Department Collierville TN 167 Washington Street 38017 901-222-9900

Shelby County Health Department Millington TN 8225 U.s. 51 38053 901-873-4433

Shelby County Health Department Memphis TN 6170 Macon Road 38134 901-222-9800