Due to the coronavirus pandemic, our facility is closed to the general public. Please see below for more information.

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In accordance with the County of San Diego Health Officer Order regarding COVID-19, starting Tuesday, April 7, 2020, we are adapting how our services are provided until further notice.

All authorizations and records requests are processed by MAIL or E-MAIL only:

  • Authorizations to make arrangements for disposition or to release property
  • Requests for Medical Examiner’s reports
  • Subpoena service for records and/or appearance

Other services provided by APPOINTMENT only:

  • Release of a decedent’s property

For mortuaries and funeral homes:

  • Our releasing hours are unchanged at this time. Please see the Information for Funeral Directors page for any updates or changes.

Our phone and e-mail information services will remain available. Please e-mail or call to discuss your needs with a staff member, or to schedule an appointment before visiting our office.

  • Main line: 858-694-2895
  • E-mail Contact: records.mx@sdcounty.ca.gov
  • Mailing Address: Office of the Medical Examiner, 5570 Overland Ave, Suite 101. San Diego, CA 92123

For more information from the County of San Diego about the coronavirus disease and real-time updates please visit www.sandiegocounty.gov/coronavirus or sign up for text message updates by texting COSD COVID19 to 468-311.



San Diego County
Medical Examiner's Office
5570 Overland Avenue
Suite 101
San Diego, CA 92123-1206 (Click for Map)

After coming to the cul-de-sac at the end of Overland, just turn left and our building will be on the right.


Phone: (858) 694-2895
Fax: (858) 495-5956