Coroner's Office

The Lucas County Coroners' office will be closing on Friday, March 3 at 12:00 PM (Noon) in observance of the loss of an office family member. We will reopen the following Monday for regular business hours. If you need service during that time please follow the after-hours protocols with investigators.

The Lucas County Coroner’s office serves the Lucas county residents with Autopsy and other services for the medical examination of the deceased.

If you have any questions as to whether a death is reportable, don't hesitate to call. There is no statute of limitations on Coroner's cases. If the participating event is reportable, it does not matter if years have elapsed between the event and death.

A new form for "Request To Release Body" is now available. Please go to the release of decedent page and use this new form.

After hours call the 

Toledo Police Department at
Ph: (419) 245-3142
and ask for the Coroner's Investigator

Important pages for the office

NAME accreditation

We are now NAME (National Association of Medical Examiners) accredited. Visit our accreditation page.

What should I do now

The deceased has been taken to the morgue. Or if you have been contacted that your family member has passed on. What should I do now?

Press Releases

Press releases for the Coroner's office. When a press release is generated, we will send out the release to news agencies with a Fax. We will simultaneously publish the press release to the press release page.

Reportable Deaths

This information has been compiled for the purpose of acquainting individuals and organizations with the procedures to be followed when they come in contact with the types of deaths described. What is a reportable death?

Records Requests and Release of Information

Policy to request records, and information regarding requesting records. Records release policy and forms.

Contractual Autopsy Services

This office offers contract autopsies for countries other than Lucas County. Consultation Services.

Pickup hours for decedents

We have designated pickup hours for funeral services to pick up the decedent. Be sure to follow the guidelines on our pickup hours page.

Release of decedent

Policy for funeral homes coming to pick up decedents from LCCO. The NOK (Next of Kin) must sign a release for a funeral home.

Mass Fatality Plan