Obtaining an Autopsy Report

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To request an autopsy report:

Please be aware that not everyone that dies will come under the jurisdiction of the Medical Examiners Office of that county. Deaths due to homicide, suicide and accidents come under the jurisdiction of the Medical Examiner where the death occurred, which may not necessarily be where the incident that led to the death occurred.

Deaths due to natural disease come to the attention of the Medical Examiner if there is no prior documented history of an illness that may reasonably result in death, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, lung disease or cancer, to name but a few.

If you are certain that the Collier County Medical Examiners Office investigated the death, send a self-addressed stamped envelope and a written or typed request to: 

    District Twenty Medical Examiner 
    3838 Domestic Ave. 
    Naples, Florida 34104

The request must include your name, the name of the decedent and the date of death. If the requesting party is not a family member or a private citizen, the request should be written on your company's letterhead.

If you prefer, you may e-mail your request to:

You will receive an invoice for any charges which may apply, pursuant to Florida Statute 119, Public Records Law. Once we have received your payment, the information will be mailed to you. No information is forwarded by electronic means.

An autopsy report may not be available until the information in the case file is complete and, therefore, this may delay fulfilling your request.

Any autopsy report that contains sensitive information which may jeopardize the outcome of a criminal investigation is not available for public scrutiny until the State Attorney advises that the report may be made public. Please be patient.

All requests for reports are entered into the file and are reviewed once the file contents are complete. The reports are then mailed to all requesting parties.