How long does it take to get a Placer county Coroner report? How do I request one?

Coroner reports are finalized within 30-60 days after the date of death. These reports may 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.

Placer County Sheriff’s Office, Records Unit
Office Phone Number: (530) 889-7812
Address: 2929 Richardson Drive, Auburn, CA 95603
Website: https://www.placer.ca.gov/2658/Records-Unit

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1. Is the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, Coroner’s Unit involved in all Placer county deaths? Why are they involved in my loved one’s case?
2. Will I be notified when my loved one is releasable to a funeral home?
3. Can I request an autopsy if the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, Coroner’s Unit has determined they will not be doing an autopsy?
4. Will I be notified when my loved one’s Coroner report and causes/manner of death is finalized?
5. What funeral home should I choose?
6. What if I can’t afford funeral arrangements?
7. Can the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, Coroner’s Unit embalm, cremate, or bury my loved one?
8. Where can I get a death certificate?
9. Can a friend or another family member handle cremation/burial arrangements if the legal next-of-kin is unable or unwilling?
10. My loved one died in Yuba, Sierra, or Nevada county. Why have they been brought to Placer County? Where can I get information about their case and/or the Coroner report?
11. Am I allowed to tour the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, Coroner’s Unit or witness an autopsy?
12. Am I allowed to view the body at the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, Coroner’s Unit?
13. How long does it take to get a Placer county Coroner report? How do I request one?