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. 


  • Assist family members as per the necessary course of action involving their family members
  • Gather and inventory property
  • Gather evidence
  • Identify the decedent
  • Issue cremation certificates for funeral homes
  • Locate and notify next of kin
  • Testify in court as needed

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

Tarrant County Medical Examiner District

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

Family & 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. Obtain a free, non-certified copy of the examination report by sending the Examination Report Request Form (PDF) via email to Tarrant County Medical Examiner Records. Reports sent via email are unsigned copies.