How long will it take to obtain the death certificate?
Normally in a death where the Doctor is signing the death certificate, it should be available within 3-5 business days at the County Health Department. In the case of an autopsy, it takes 14 business days at a minimum from the date of the autopsy to receive toxicology reports. Toxicology reports are necessary to complete the autopsy report, which, is normally forwarded to the Coroner within a few business days of receiving the toxicology report. This closes the death investigation and a death certificate should be available within 72 hours and/or 3 business days. Your chosen funeral director will assist you.

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1. What do I do if a loved one passes away at home?
2. If my family member is in hospice what do I do?
3. How do I proceed if cremation is the wish of the decedent or family?
4. What if I am destitute and have no funds for funeral expenses?
5. If my loved one was a veteran does the VA pay for the funeral?
6. How do I obtain death certificates?
7. How long will it take to obtain the death certificate?
8. What if my loved one dies in the hospital?
9. What about organ donation?
10. How do we make donations of my loved ones remains to science?
11. Why are autopsies performed?
12. Who pays for the autopsy?