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 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Denton Admin Complex-Health Services Building
535 South Loop 288
Denton, TX 76205-4502
(940) 349-1600 (After 5:00 PM, Weekends, and Holidays)
(940) 349-2871 (Fax)
Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
After 4:00 PM, Weekends, and Holidays - call the Sheriff's Office
On-call 24 hours per day
(940) 349-1600 (After 5:00 PM, Weekends and Holidays)
E-mail the Denton County Medical Examiner