Medical Examiner, District 23
About the Medical Examiner's Office
We are a state mandated, county administered agency dedicated to providing accurate, timely, and thorough death investigations for families of the deceased, law enforcement, and the general public as outlined by Florida Statute 406.
We seek to determine the cause and manner of death under certain circumstances such as homicides, suicides, accidental deaths, traffic fatalities, suspicious deaths, infant deaths, and others.
Our mission requires the utmost objectivity irrespective of personal beliefs or emotional attachment to the circumstances of any particular case, while at the same time demonstrating a sincere compassion for those who've been left behind.
If you have found this website, then you are likely to have many questions. It is our hope to provide the answers to these questions within these pages.
What are our Jurisdictional Counties?
The counties within our jurisdiction are St. Johns, Putnam, and Flagler counties in the State of Florida.
Location, Hours, and Contact
4501 Avenue A, St. Augustine, Florida 32095 (Map)
Phone: (904) 209-0820
Fax: (800) 255-8617
The office is open, to the public and funeral homes, Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM until 4:00 PM, except on pre-established holidays as set forth by St. Johns County, Florida.
After regular office hours, if you need to report a death, our on-call investigator can be reached by digital pager. Please call (904) 825-9242 and follow the directions provided.