How do outside entities obtain an Autopsy, Toxicology and/or Coroner's report?

Insurance companies should place requests on company letterhead and include a statement of authorization or a signed release. Requests from attorneys must be accompanied by a subpoena or court order. Payment must be received before documents will be released. Faxed subpoenas will not be accepted.

The charges, per Act 154 of 2018, are:

Autopsy Report:                                   $500.00

Toxicology Report:                               $100.00

Coroner’s Report:                                 $100.00


Disposition Authorizations:        $50.00 per request

Microscopy Slides:                               $20/slide


Please note that autopsy reports, pursuant to determination of the Court of Common Pleas of Butler County, are not public records subject to Right-to-Know requests by the general public.

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