Duties of the Coroner’s Office include:

  • Be available to respond as required 24 hours a day, everyday.
  • Determine the cause and manner of death.
  • To complete a thorough investigation of the death.
  • To positively identify the decedent.
  • To accurately document the death scene.
  • To complete interviews pertaining to the death.
  • To order transport and have the decedent removed from the scene in a dignified manner.
  • To make sure that Next of Kin is notified.
  • To determine whether an autopsy should be performed and make arraignments for the autopsy.
  • To provide the residents of Delaware County with the highest quality of death investigations in a timely manner.