Minneapolis Coroner & Medical Examiner

Find Minneapolis Minnesota 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.


Hennepin County Medical Examiner & Coroner 530 Chicago Avenue South Minneapolis MN 55415


About Minneapolis Coroners & Medical Examiners

Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis, MN. Coroners and Medical Examiners also determine the cause of death in cases of suspicious or violent death along with Police and Sheriff's Offices. The determinations made by Minneapolis Coroners and Medical Examiners may be used to aid in criminal investigations, settle estates, resolve insurance claims, or identify threats to public health in .

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

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

Forensic Investigations

The Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis, MN

Coroners and Medical Examiners are organized at the, regional, and Minnesota State level. Depending on the jurisdiction, the Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis death certificate.

Minneapolis Coroners

Though the terms are used interchangeably, there is a considerable difference between Coroners and Medical Examiners in Minneapolis. Most notably, Coroners are not usually required to have any medical training. Often, the Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis

The Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis Court and Law Enforcement.