Medical Examiner

Our office responds to death scenes per 49.25 of Texas State Law. We investigate the death as well as the circumstances that are involved. We identify the decedent, gather evidence, gather and inventory property, locate and notify next of kin, testify in court as needed, and assist family members as per the necessary course of action involving their family member. We also issue cremation certificates for funeral homes.

Our services are free to those that require them, as we are tax payer funded.

Denton County is a part of the Tarrant County Medical Examiner District. Visit the Tarrant County Medical Examiner website for more information.

Family and Autopsy Requests

All Examination Reports (with the exception of X-Rays and photographs) are subject to required public disclosure in accordance with Chapter 552, Texas Government Code.

To obtain a free, non-certified copy of the examination report send the following form Examination Report Request Form via e-mail to tcmerecords@tarrantcounty.com. NOTE: Reports sent via email are unsigned copies.

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Contact Us

Denton Admin Complex-Health Services Building
535 South Loop 288
Suite 1132
Denton, TX 76205

Office Lines

Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
940-349-2870
972-434-8833
940-349-2871 (Fax)

24-Hour Line

For assistance after 4:00 PM, on weekends, and/or holidays, please contact us via:

940-349-1600, Extension 9

E-mail the Denton County Medical Examiner