Welcome to the Delaware County Coroner's website. This site is designed to help you by providing important information if you are faced with the loss of a loved one. Here you will find answers to frequently asked questions such as:
What do I do now?
What does it mean when a case is pending?
How do I obtain a copy of the death certificate?
as well as other relevant information to assist you during a very difficult time.
It is the commitment of the Coroner's Office to serve the citizens of Delaware County through the performance of mandated functions pertaining to the deaths occurring within the County.
The County Coroner is an elected official with many responsibilities, the foremost being the oversight of the investigation and certification of a variety of deaths within the Coroner's jurisdiction for legal or public health interest. The Coroner is required by law, to determine the cause, circumstances and manner of death for cases found to under the Coroner's legal jurisdiction.
The Coroner's Office is staffed with and Office administrator, Chief Deputy Coroner and Deputy Coroner's to assist the Coroner with the various duties that befall the office and is done so with respect for the deceased and compassion for the families as they deal with the processes involved in bringing closure to their loss.