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San Mateo County Coroner


San Mateo County Coroner

Investigates certain types of deaths, handles requests for county burials for people without funds.


The coroner is required by law to investigate accidental, traumatic and certain other types of deaths. In these cases, the office takes charge of the body, determines the cause of death and establishes the identity of the dead person if necessary. Accepts and considers requests for cremation for indigent county residents.


Public Transit:

SAMTRANS stops within 2 blocks.
50 Tower Road, San Mateo, CA 94402 37.513351 -122.332764 Government

Service Options

Accessibility Options:

  • Disabled Parking
  • Ramp
  • Wheelchair



Vary according to service: coroner fee per case, toxicology report, investigation report, autopsy report, per day storage. Cash, checks and money orders accepted.


Deceased and their families



How to Apply:

Walk in or apply by phone or mail.

Service Wait Estimate:

No wait.

Service Areas:

  • San Mateo County