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Office of Coroner of Morgan County

The Office of Coroner of Morgan County is an elected constitutional office. The coroner is elected every four years by popular vote. Once elected the coroner must complete specialized training in death investigation and undergo continuing education each year along with police officers.

Primary Duties

  • Determining the cause and manner of death of a person who dies and is not under medical care
  • Investigating all traumatic deaths such as murder, suicide, accidental, motor vehicle, and drowning, which are required by law to be reported to the coroner
  • Investigating the death of any person who may have died of natural causes but was not under a doctor’s care, which by law must also be reported to the coroner’s office
  • Executing and filing certificates of death with the Morgan County Health Department
  • Reviewing and certifying all persons who desire to be cremated at the time of their death
  • Requesting autopsies of the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences when deemed necessary

Contact Morgan County Coroner’s Office

302 Lee St. NE
Decatur, AL 35601


Phone: 256-560-6084
Alternate: 256-345-6442
Fax: 256-773-4567