California Coroner Information for Families

Coroner Information – Contacts & Costs

If you have a loved one at the Coroner/Medical Examiner, please complete the release form for the appropriate county and fax it to Best Cremation at 866.246.1521 or scan and email. This enables us to provide the coroner information and coordinate directly with the Coroner/Medical Examiner to take your loved one into our care.

San Francisco County

City and County of San Francisco Medical Examiner’s Office
Amy P. Hart, M.D., A.P., C.P., F.P. – Chief Medical Examiner
850 Bryant Street – North Terrace
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 553-1694

Release: San Francisco County Release

Contra Costa County

Contra Costa County, Office of the Sheriff, Coroner’s Division
1960 Muir Road, 1st Floor
Martinez, CA 94553

Office: 925-313-2850
Fax: 925-313-3886

Website: Contra Costa Coroner’s Division
Release: Contra Costa Coroner’s Release

Alameda County

Alameda County Coroner’s Bureau
480 4th Street
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 268-7300

Release: Alameda County – General Release

Marin County

Marin County Sheriff’s Office – Coroner Division
1600 Los Gamos Dr. #200
San Rafael, CA 94901
415-473-6043 (office)
415-473-6048 (fax)

Website: Marin County Coroner’s Division
Release: Marin County – General Release

Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office
850 Thornton Way
San Jose, CA 95128
(408) 793-1900

Website: Santa Clara Medical Examiner
Release: Santa Clara County Release
Property Release: Santa Clara Property Release

Santa Cruz County

Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office
Jim Hart, Sheriff-Coroner

Remains Release: Santa Cruz County – Remains Release
Property Release: Santa Cruz County – Property Release

San Mateo County

San Mateo County Coroner’s Office
Robert Foucrault, Coroner
50 Tower Road
San Mateo, CA  94402
(650) 312-5562

Release: San Mateo Coroner’s Release

Los Angeles

Los Angeles County Department of Coroner
1104 N. Mission Road
Los Angeles, CA 90033
(323) 343-0512

Website: Los Angeles County Department of Coroner
Release: Los Angeles County Coroner Release

Orange County

Coroner Division
1071 W. Santa Ana Blvd.
Santa Ana, CA 92703
(714) 647-7400

E-mail Address:
Release: Orange County Coroner Release

Riverside County

Coroner’s Office
Dr. Jennifer Park, Chief Forensic Pathologist

Perris Facility Indio Facility
800 S. Redlands
Perris, CA 92570
47-225 Oasis Street
Indio, CA 92201
951-443-2300 760-863-8311

Release: Riverside County Coroner Release


San Bernardino County

San Bernardino Coroner’s Office
Captain Kevin Lacy, Sheriff-Coroner

Release Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Main Office
High Desert Office
175 South Lena Road
San Bernardino, CA 92415
14455 #700 Civic Center Drive
Victorville, CA 92392
(909) 387-2978(760) 243-8750

Release: San Bernardino Coroner’s Release

San Diego County

San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office
Glenn N. Wagner, D.O., Chief Medical Examiner
5570 Overland Avenue, Suite 101, San Diego, CA 92123-1206
Phone: 858-694-2895

Release: San Diego County Medical Examiner Release

Ventura County

Ventura Medical Examiner’s Office
3291 Loma Vista Rd.
Ventura, CA 93003
Phone: (805) 641-4400

Release: Ventura County Coroner Release Form