How Can I Obtain an Autopsy or Examination Report?

Autopsy and examination reports are not considered to be public records in the vast majority of cases per a recent Nevada Supreme Court decision.  Generally, only family members of a decedent are able to receive a copy of the report unless the requestor can prove there is a significant public interest and demonstrate how the report will advance that interest.

Records, when available, will be transmitted via secure e-mail.  Please note that examination reports generally take between 10 and 12 weeks to complete.  Reports will not be released if they are pending further investigation or are part of an ongoing legal proceeding.

Please note that we do not have any records for deaths that occurred in Clark County (Las Vegas).

Click here to request a copy of a report.