Section 313.12 of the Ohio Revised Code mandates the Coroner's Office make an inquiry regarding deaths that are a result of criminal or other violent means, by casualty, by suicide, or in any suspicious manner, when a person dies when in apparent good health including a child under two years of age, or when any person with a developmental disability dies regardless of the circumstances.
The Coroner’s Office interacts with family members, during and after the death investigation, to ensure an unbiased, accurate and thorough investigation. The Coroner’s Office also works closely with other agencies including law enforcement, EMS, hospitals and funeral homes.
Death Certificates are not issued by the Coroner's Office, but through the Ashtabula County Health Department; please contact the health department regarding questions about obtaining a death certificate (440-576-6010). As a courtesy to the family, a funeral home may offer to obtain the certificate from the Health Department as part of final arrangements.
If there are any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Coroner's Office during office hours, Monday - Friday, 8am to 2pm, closed all major holidays.
To report a death, please contact the 24 hour line at 440-998-4791.