Public Records Request
Administrative Records: Requests should be made to the Coroner’s Office in writing. The requestor must provide his/her name, mailing address and a specific description of the document(s) requested.
Coroner’s Report: The Coroner’s Report includes the Investigator’s Report, the Autopsy Report, and the Toxicology Report. Persons requesting records, other than those designated in RCW 68.50.105 set out below, must submit a signed release from an authorized family member, OR a court order signed by a judge.
Requests should be made to the Coroner’s Office in writing. The requestor must provide his/her name, mailing address and a specific description of the document(s) requested.
Per RCW 68.50.105:
Reports and records of autopsies or postmortems shall be confidential, except that the following persons may examine and obtain copies of any such report or record: The personal representative of the decedent as defined in RCW 11.02.005, any family member, the attending physician or advanced registered nurse practitioner, the prosecuting attorney or law enforcement agencies having jurisdiction, public health officials, the department of labor and industries in cases in which it has an interest under RCW 68.50.103, or the secretary of the department of children, youth, and families or his or her designee in cases being reviewed under RCW 74.13.640.
For the purposes of this section, the term "family" means the surviving spouse, state registered domestic partner, or any child, parent, grandparent, grandchild, brother, or sister of the decedent, or any person who was guardian of the decedent at the time of death.
The cost of the Coroner’s Report is $50.00 and can be included with the written request for the records.