Volusia County Coroner & Medical Examiner

Find Volusia County Florida coroners, medical examiners, morgues, city, county, and state examiners. Coroners and medical examiners provide information on death reports, medical autopsies, forensic pathology, and toxicology records.

Seminole County Medical Examiner & Coroner 1360 Indian Lake Road Daytona Beach FL 32124 386-258-4060

Volusia County Medical Examiner & Coroner 1360 Indian Lake Road Daytona Beach FL 32124 386-258-4060

About Volusia County Coroners & Medical Examiners

Volusia County Coroners and Medical Examiners are responsible for determining a deceased person's cause, time, and manner of death, typically when the death was sudden, unexpected, or no attending physician was present in Volusia County, FL. Coroners and Medical Examiners also determine the cause of death in cases of suspicious or violent death along with Volusia County Police and Sheriff's Offices. The determinations made by Volusia County Coroners and Medical Examiners may be used to aid in criminal investigations, settle estates, resolve insurance claims, or identify threats to public health in Volusia County.

Interested Parties may contact Coroners & Medical Examiners for questions about:
  • Finding Volusia County death records
  • Searching for death certificates online
  • Requesting copies of Volusia County death certificates
  • Forensic pathology and investigations
  • Volusia County Coroner and Medical Examiner System
Volusia County Death Records

The Office of the Volusia County Coroner and Medical Examiner may provide death certificates and other death records for deaths which occurred in Volusia County, Florida. If these records are not sealed or under investigation by local Law Enforcement, they may be made available upon public request.

Forensic Investigations

The Volusia County Coroner and Medical Examiner Offices investigate deaths that are suspicious, unusual, or unnatural, by suicide, or suspected overdose of drugs or alcohol.

Death Certificates in Volusia County, FL

Coroners and Medical Examiners are organized at the Volusia County, regional, and Florida State level. Depending on the jurisdiction, the Volusia County Coroner or Medical Examiner may also be responsible for identifying the body, notifying the next of kin, collecting and returning personal belongings on the body to family, and signing the Volusia County death certificate.

Volusia County Coroners

Though the terms are used interchangeably, there is a considerable difference between Coroners and Medical Examiners in Volusia County. Most notably, Coroners are not usually required to have any medical training. Often, the Volusia County Coroner is an elected position with no special requirements other than reaching legal age and not having been convicted of any felonies. As a result, some of the Volusia County Coroner's medical duties, such as performing autopsies, may be delegated to medical professionals within the Coroner's office or outsourced to other entities.

Medical Examiners in Volusia County

The Volusia County Medical Examiner may be required to be a medical doctor or pathologist, often with a specialty in forensic pathology. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is usually an appointed position and they are qualified to perform autopsies and other medical aspects of the position, and may also testify in court when called upon by the Volusia County Court and Law Enforcement.