Information Request

Once investigation is complete, Florida Medical Examiner records become public records and are available for public review1. Please enter the type of request below with your contact information2.  Digital copies sent by email are provided at no cost.  Paper copies require a nominal $.15 per page copying charge and postage (if any).  Charge for copies on disc is $15 per data disc required (usually only one).  The following requests will incur additional copying charges or hourly charges ($20 per hour):  full case file copies; multi-case requests; and requests requiring file review, data compilation or statistical analysis.  Any of these more complex requests should be discussed with the office manager so that an estimate of cost and initial payment can be determined prior to commencement.


    Your Information

    Information on Deceased person

    Information or Document(s) Requested (select one)

    No fee required

    * For Deaths that Occur in Sarasota, Manatee, and DeSoto Counties only

    Select County of Death *Required

    N/AAutopsy Report, digital copy by email

    A fee is generally required, and must be received prior to fulfillment of the request

    N/AAutopsy Report, digital copy on disc, pick-upAutopsy Report, paper copy, pick-upAutopsy Report, paper copy, sent by US post

    For the inquiries below, please provide details in the comment section; medical examiner staff will contact you to discuss your request:

    N/AOther public records (e.g. entire case file copy)Billing InquiryMedia InquiryMissing Person or Confirming a Death Inquiry

    1Please note that, per Florida Statute 406.135, autopsy photographs are confidential and cannot be viewed, copied or released without written next-of-kin permission.

    2Name and contact information are requested, and are helpful at the time of record pick-up and for follow-up inquiries, but are not required. For email delivery, a valid email address must be entered.