Message to Families
It is the intent of this office to provide efficient and professional services to the citizens of Ross County and to the family and friends of each decedent.
The duty of the Ross County Coroner's Office is to determine the Cause and Manner of each death in which this office assumes jurisdiction according to O.R.C. 313.
The Coroner will ensure that a death certificate is signed and a Coroner's report is generated for each death in which this office assumes jurisdiction. These items will become public record once the case is completed.
How do I obtain a death certificate?
The Coroner is responsible for ensuring that a death certificate is signed for each case that this office assumes jurisdiction over. All personal information of the descedent is to be checked for validity and the cause and manner of death should be completed.
Each death certificate is filed with the Ross County Health District - Vital Statistics
How do I obtain a Coroner's Report?
A Coroner's Report from the Ross County Coroner's Office includes a Finding of Fact and Verdict page, the Pathologist's Autopsy (if an autopsy was performed) and a Toxicology Report (if toxicology testing was performed).
Coroner's reports become public record once the case is completed. Anyone may request a copy of any report. Anyone requesting a Coroner's Report may choose to have the report mailed, emailed or faxed to them, or may schedule to pick up the report in person by filling out and submitting appropriate paperwork.
Our office is unattended and individuals will only be able to pick up reports and/or personal property when scheduled.
To obtain a copy of a Death Certificate
First contact the funeral home that provided service and/or contact: