Denton County offices will be closed on Monday, Dec. 24th and Tuesday, Dec. 25th in observance of the Christmas Holiday

Denton County Public Health

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 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.

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Denton Admin Complex-Health Services Building
535 South Loop 288
Suite 1132
Denton, TX 76205-4502
(940) 349-2870
(972) 434-8833
(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

24-hour line
(940) 349-1600 (After 5:00 PM, Weekends and Holidays) 


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