Viewing is done at the funeral home. It is not permitted at the Coroner’s Office.
Contact a mortuary service of your choice to discuss funeral arrangements and sign a release establishing your legal right to the remains. Legal authority to handle disposition of remains is established by Section 7100 of the Health and Safety Code.
The general order of priority for authority for release of the body is:
Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare
Spouse or Registered domestic partner
Adult Child (Multiple children - majority signatures needed)