Fulton County Coroner’s Office FAQ
Fulton County Coroner’s Office (FCCO) investigates all deaths caused by any criminal means, violence or suicide, and any unattended death, whatever the cause. FCCO investigate any deaths in a hospital, nursing home or State facility that occur with in 24 hours of admission or after a invasive procedure.
Our goals is always to promote health and safety for our community through education and outreach programs.
- Contact a funeral home of your choice and tell them of what has transpired
- Talk with friends and /or family who have also had to make funeral arrangements
- Funeral homes are required by law to quote services and prices over the telephone. Call or have some call several before making your decision.
- The coroner cannot make recommendations.
- After the funeral home selection has been made, inform the funeral home that the Coroner is involved.
Not always. The Coroner will normally not perform an autopsy if all the factor below apply:
- The death is a “Natural Cause"
- The deceased has a physician who knows the medical cause of death.
- The physician has treated the patient with 1 month prior to death and
- The physician can furnish the Coroner with an acceptable cause.
The coroner office will not charge the family for an autopsy to determine the cause of death; however if the family wants an autopsy and the cause of death is clear, than the family is responsible for making those arrangement with their physician and will be responsible for the cost at that time.
Only immediate family can obtain the records.
Contact us and we will send you the request form to fill out, we will require a photo identification as well as your relationship to the deceased.
The funeral home will issue the family a certified copy of the death certificate at the time of the funeral. However additional copies can only be obtained by the registrar office in the jurisdiction that the person died in.