The Routt County Office of the Coroner provides compassion, expertise, and professionalism in working with all deaths that occur in Routt County. The purpose of the investigation is to determine how someone died, not to place blame.
The Office of the Coroner is required by Colorado state law (CRS §30-10-606) to investigate and determine cause and manner of death to all qualifying deaths in Routt County. Our office believes in supporting all people in our community and bringing closure and understanding to family and friends left behind. A member of our staff is available 24 hours a day, and every day of the year.
- Do I have to pay for the Coroner’s services?
No. Cases under Routt County jurisdiction are of no additional cost to the descendent nor their family. The Routt County Office of the Coroner is a county government office funded by tax dollars.
- How do I get a death certificate?
Death certificates may be obtained from the funeral home who handled your loved one’s final arrangements. They also are available through the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (https://cdphe.colorado.gov/vitalrecords).
If an autopsy was performed, it may take up to three months for the autopsy results to be finalized and therefore a death certificate to be completed.
- How will I know if an autopsy is performed on my loved one?
The legal next of kin may receive notification that an autopsy has been performed. If you are the next of kin and have not received notification, you may call the Routt County Office of the Coroner during business hours.