Where can I obtain a death certificate?
Death Certificates are filed with the Department of Health's Division of Vital Statistics. Please contact the funeral director who assisted with your arrangements. Alternately you can contact Vital Statistics:

http://www.health.pa.gov/MyRecords/Certificates/Pages/11596.aspx or by telephone: 724-656-3100 or toll-free 844-228-3516

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1. Where can I obtain a death certificate?
2. Why is the Coroner involved?
3. What is an autopsy and is there a charge for it?
4. When is an autopsy performed?
5. Does the Coroner need permission from the next-of-kin for an autopsy?
6. How long does it take for a death ruling to be made?
7. When will the autopsy report be completed?
8. Where may the clothing of the deceased be located?
9. How is the funeral director selected?
10. How do I make arrangements for the body to be released from the Coroner's office?
11. Why does the Coroner charge a fee for a cremation release?
12. Will I be charged for the services of the Coroner?
13. Who will clean up the death scene?
14. Why does the Coroner refuse to release information about an investigation?
15. Is it necessary for me to come to the Coroner’s Office to identify the body?
16. Why wasn't I notified sooner?
17. Can the time of an unattended death be determined with certainty?
18. What are the office hours of the Washington County Coroner's Office?
19. How do outside entities obtain an Autopsy,Toxicology and/or Coroner's report?
20. How do I obtain a copy of an Autopsy, Coroner's Report and Toxicology Report?
21. Who can interpret the results of the autopsy report for me?