The Office of the Medical Examiner cares about the health of our customers, employees, and the community. Therefore, our lobby is closed to the general public until further notice. Appointments may be available on a limited basis. Contact OME at 602-506-3322 for assistance. We thank you for your understanding as we all work together to keep our community safe. If you need assistance with Death Certificates, please contact Maricopa County Office of Vital Registration at 602-506-6805.
OME is experiencing a higher than normal caseload, affecting our report completion times. Current timeline goals are below. We thank you in advance for your patience.
90% of reports within 6 months of examination
99% of reports within 1 year of examination
100% of reports within 2 years of examination
The Office may be able to provide “confirmation of death” letters that family members can use to help resolve estate matters. Please call 602-506-3176 if you would like to request such a letter.
We perform medical investigations of sudden, unexpected, and/or traumatic deaths to enhance the health and safety of everyone in our community.
Covering 9,200 square miles and receiving nearly 10,000 annual reports of death, Maricopa County Office of the Medical Examiner employees must be hard working professionals who are dedicated to upholding our department values of service, integrity, compassion, positivity, adaptability, teamwork, and boundaries in a challenging setting. Learn more about working at the Office of the Medical Examiner.