Responsibilities

Coroner responsibilities include, but are not limited to :

  • Respond or dispatch Deputy Coroner to death scene
  • Conduct death investigation
  • Make death notification to next of kin
  • Determine necessity for autopsy
  • Coordinate transportation of deceased from death scene
  • Collect toxicological samples and submit for analysis
  • Coordinate and facilitate tissue and bone donation
  • Facilitate autopsy process
  • Issue Temporary Death Certificates
  • Issue Permanent Death Certificates
  • Facilitate burial of indigent
  • Issue Cremation Permits
  • Maintain records of all deaths reported
  • Maintain permanent record of all inquested cases
  • Maintain vital statistics related to all cases reported
  • Take charge of personal property of a deceased person until it can be released
  • Be prepared for any disaster situation
  • Be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week