The Coroner is this department's public records officer. To the extent possible, requests should be made to the Coroner in writing. The requestor must provide his/her name, mailing address and specific description of the document(s) requested. Reports can only be released to authorized persons under RCW 68.50.105.

Autopsy reports are confidential, except that the following persons may examine and obtain copies: the Personal representative of the decedent as defined in RCW 11.02.005, any family member including a state registered domestic partner, the attending physician or advanced registered nurse practitioner, the prosecuting attorney or law enforcement agencies having jurisdiction, public health official, or to the department of labor and industries under RCW 68.50.103.