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Coroner’s Division

1960 Muir Road
Martinez, CA 94553
(925) 313-2850


The mission of the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff Coroner’s Division is to effectively and efficiently provide the best service available to our community.

Our office operates 24 hours day, 365 days a year and is comprised of 6 full-time investigators who are supported by professional staff. We are an investigative unit responsible for determining the cause and manner of death on all deaths covered under California Government Code section 27491 and California Health and Safety Code Section 10250.

Medicolegal death investigations are conducted throughout our county on homicides, suicides, accidents, suspicious and unexpected deaths. Other duties include notifying the next of kin, safeguarding personal property, the collection of evidence, processing death certificates and overseeing indigent burials. 

Our Division is also proactive in the community participating in programs geared towards educating our youths in the importance of preventing impaired driving and drug use; identifying consumer products causing fatal injury and providing educational services for medical and law enforcement professionals.

We also have established cooperative relationships with non-profit organ and tissue procurement agencies to enhance the quality of life and save lives. Our Office participates in problem-solving groups that assist in reducing deaths related to child abuse, elder abuse, prescription drug abuse and fetal infant death syndrome, and suicide prevention.     

The Coroner's Division staff are dedicated and professional and treat all cases with the highest level of dignity, sensitivity, and respect.

Coroner's Fee Schedule
 Removal Fee $267.00
Small Pouch $45.00
Large Pouch


 Subpoena Service $15.00

Pouch used is determined by the size of the decedent.


Private Autopsy
Private Autopsy $2,995.00
Removal Fee $367.00
Toxicology $100.00 - $400.00
 Any toxicology test or microscopic studies requested solely by the Next of Kin (NOK) will incur an additional cost to the NOK and will be charged at the current Coroner's rate via NMS Labs pricing.
 Coroner's Report  $26.00
 Exact cash, check or money order only.  No credit/debit cards will be accepted.


Click here for the Coroner's Release Form