The York County Coroner's Office is responsible for the investigation and completion of the death certificate for the following types of death:

  • Sudden deaths not caused by readily recognizable disease
  • Deaths occurring under suspicious circumstances or as a result of violence or trauma
  • Operative and peri-operative
  • Unidentified or unclaimed bodies
  • Contagious diseases and any other disease reportable to the state health department
  • Sudden infant death syndrome
  • Stillbirths
  • Bodies to be cremated, buried at sea or otherwise disposed of so as to be thereafter unavailable for examination. Funeral homes will contact coroner.
  • Computerized death records or coroner's cases from 1858 up to the present time
  • Monthly statistics of homicides, suicides and motor vehicle accidents
  • Annual statistics of all causes of death within the realm of coroner participation
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