Kalamaoo County

Kalamazoo County Medical Examiner


The Medical Examiner's Department does not provide copies of death certificates. Certified copies of death certificates must be obtained from the Kalamazoo County Clerk's Office or the funeral home. Death certificates are filed in the county where death occurred regardless of where the decedent resided.

Our policy is to provide copies of only those reports generated by our office. Copies of reports that we obtain from other agencies (such as medical records, police reports, crime lab reports, etc.) must be obtained by you directly from those agencies, as we cannot release them.

Requests for the postmortem exam report can be made by calling the Medical Examiner's Office at (269) 337-6173 or by emailing pathology@med.wmich.edu. Please be sure to include the decedent's name, date of death and the mailing address where you would like the report to be sent.

Kalamazoo County Health & Community Services is committed to providing equitable, culturally competent care to all individuals served, regardless of race, age, sex, color, national origin, religion, height, weight, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.

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