The Placer County Sheriff’s Office, Coroner’s Unit often starts death certificates, but we do not register or issue copies. Please speak to your mortuary/funeral home regarding status updates of death certificates. You can obtain certified copies of a death certificate through your mortuary or through the Placer County Health and Human Services Department.
For death certificates for the current and previous year, contact the Placer County Vital Statistics Office Office Phone Number: (530) 889-7158 Address: 11484 B Avenue, Auburn, CA 95603 Website:https://www.placer.ca.gov/2973/Vital-Statistics
For death certificates issued prior to last year, contact the Placer County Clerk-Recorder's Office Office Phone Number: (530) 886-5600 Address: 2954 Richardson Drive, Auburn, CA 95603 Website: https://www.placer.ca.gov/1722/Vital-Records
Coroner reports are typically finalized within 30-60 days after the date of death. These reports will typically include a narrative from the Deputy/Deputies originally on-scene at the time the death was reported, a property receipt form with an itemized list of any property taken into the Sheriff’s Office, a toxicology report, and the forensic pathologist’s report. Copies can be requested through the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, Records Unit.