Are death records public in Tennessee?
An online index to Shelby County death records for the years 1848-1966 is available on the web site of the Shelby County Register of Deeds. The records at the Tennessee State Library and Archives are open to the public.
How long does an autopsy take in Tennessee?
10 to 12 weeks
How long does it take to receive a death certificate in Tennessee?
Death Certificates For all mail orders, please allow seven (7) business days for processing. Eligibility for receiving a certified death certificate with the cause of death includes parent, child, or spouse. All others will have to provide valid documentation to support why it is needed.
How long does it take to find out cause of death?
The exam usually takes 1 to 2 hours. Many times, experts can figure out the cause of death in that time. But in other cases, you might have to wait until a lab can do more tests to look for signs of drugs, poisons, or disease. That can take several days or weeks.