How do I report a death?

When a person dies under any of the circumstances mentioned in Types of Death to be Reported, the death shall be reported to the Office of the Coroner by either the police, fire department, EMTs, or medical agency.

In order to report a death, you should call the Office of the Coroner at 937-225-4156.

It is requested that the following information be given when known:

  • Name and address of the decedent
  • Age and date of birth
  • Social security number
  • Marital status
  • Next of kin, name address, phone number
  • Place and circumstances of occurrence
  • Date and time of occurrence
  • Date and time of death
  • Name of person pronouncing death
  • Any other information which may be helpful

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1. Why is a body brought to the coroner's office?
2. When is an autopsy performed?
3. Does the coroner need permission from the next of kin for an autopsy?
4. What is an autopsy and is there a charge for it?
5. How will the body be released?
6. How can a funeral director be selected?
7. Where may the clothing of the deceased be located?
8. How can the personal effects and other valuables of the deceased be obtained?
9. How long does it take for a death ruling to be made?
10. When will the autopsy report be completed?
11. How can coroner records be obtained?
12. Where can copies of death certificates be obtained?
13. How do I report a death?