Davidson County Clerk now offers birth certificate

John Arriola, Davidson County Clerk, announces that the main office now offers certified short form copies of birth certificates to Davidson County residents.

The service, which began this month, is part of Arriola’s goal to make the office a ‘one-stop shop’ for customers. Certified copies of birth certificates are often necessary to complete other services offered by the Clerk’s office, and until now customers had to travel to another office to complete this step.

“Nothing is more frustrating than traveling to an office and standing in line only to be told you need to go somewhere else first, so I’m working to make as many relevant services as possible available in our office,” said Arriola. “My staff and I have worked hard to make the office a convenient, positive experience for all, and it’s my hope that this added service is just another step in that direction.”

On April 5, 2010, PC 712 was signed into law, allowing several Clerks’ offices in the state of Tennessee to print certified short form copies of birth certificates for people born later than 1949, which is the first year short form certificates became available.

Arriola was part of a team who spearheaded this initiative. In addition to his work to make this legislation happen, Arriola has introduced passport services, driver’s license renewals and online vehicle registration renewals during his term as Davidson County Clerk.

Certified copies of birth certificates cost $12, payable by cash or check.