The Medical Examiner takes a deeper look into the cause of death in certain situations, including suspicious cases
What we do
The Medical Examiner Department conducts investigations to determine the cause of death in certain situations, including deaths under suspicious circumstances or when a person was in apparent good health. These investigations often, but not always, require an autopsy. The department is also responsible for the disposition of unclaimed human remains.
Services we offer
A completed autopsy report can be obtained by mailing a brief letter of request containing the name of the decedent and the date of death, and a stamped, self-addressed business-sized envelope (with two first-class stamps affixed) to the Medical Examiner, 11025 N. 46th St., Tampa, FL 33617-2000. The reports are usually available 18 weeks after the death.
Autopsy reports may also be requested online by sending an email to the ME Records Request. Administrative inquires can be made by calling (813) 914-4500, Monday-Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM.