Under the California Public Records Act Government Code Section 6250, the San Mateo County Coroner's Office will disclose records to the public, upon request, unless there is a specific reason not to do so.  Please complete the following fields and submit the "webform."  The request will be sent immediately to the Supervising Deputy Coroner. 

An investigation typically takes 90-120 days to determine cause and manner of death; however, additional testing or investigation may require more time. 

All requests for reports will be reviewed within 10 days of conclusion of the Coroner's investigation.  The report will be sent directly to the requesting party at the address providing following conclusion of the case, review of the request, and processing of the documentation (standard three to four month wait following the date of death).  Please contact the on-duty deputy coroner with any questions or to ascertain an approximate timeline for conclusion of the Coroner's investigation.  If there are any concerns or updates regarding release of the records, a deputy coroner will contact you. 

Additional ways to request a report (same process and timeline described above will apply):

  • Send an email to Executive Assistant Christy Canclini at ccanclini@smcgov.org and include the following information: name and contact information of requesting person, relationship to the decedent, decedent's name and date of death, and address where the report may be sent.
  • Print and complete the following and mail it to the Coroner's Office, Attention: Christy Canclini, at 50 Tower Road, San Mateo, CA 94402.

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State relationship to decedent. If none, state "none" and answer the following question.
I am requesting a copy of the coroner investigation report.
I am requesting a copy of the autopsy/pathology report.
I am requesting a copy of the toxicology report.

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