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    Requesting Autopsy Reports and Death Certificates

    ​​Unless a death is under investigation, in most cases an autopsy report is a public document. The autopsy report will include toxicology testing, if it was done, but does not include photos, sketches or other medical information.

    The cost for autopsy reports is $25 for first-degree family members -- a parent, child, or sibling -- and $100 for all others. An autopsy report request form is here. At present, the OCME cannot accept payment by credit card. Send a check or money order to

    Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
    900 W. Baltimore Street
    Baltimore, MD 21223

    Written reports take time to complete. About 90 percent of reports are completed within 90 days of the determination of cause and manner of death. If a case is still pending, your request will be kept on file and the report mailed out as soon as it is available.

    The OCME does not issue death certificates. You can obtain a death certificate from the funeral director if you have a funeral home or crematory, or from the Division of Vital Records​.​