The Coroner's Office is required to investigate all sudden, violent, traumatic or unexpected deaths. This includes deaths from apparent “natural diseases” but the individual’s treating physician has no knowledge of an existing medical condition that could credibly have caused the sudden death. Under these circumstances, it becomes the Coroner’s responsibility to determine how and why an individual died. The Coroner is also responsible for assuring the individual’s proper identity and that next of kin have been notified.
- Coroner Report Request Form
- Cremation Authorization Form
- Death Certificate - To obtain certified copies of a death certificate you must contact the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Vital Statistics at 800-842-5040 or visit their website.
The Chester County Coroner’s Office has created a Survivors Guide which contains information intended to assist survivors with decision making and helpful solutions during their time of loss.
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