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Request Public Records from the Medical Examiner

Public records requests for medical examiner case file information must be submitted to the department in writing.

Requests for statistical data and with research related to medical examiner cases can also be provided. On-site research can be conducted in one of the facility's two research rooms, with records from 2008 to the present day available.

Records from 1956 to 2007 are located at an off-site storage facility and require an advance notice of several days for access. 

  • Fees

    Fees for copies of public records are established by Florida's Public Records law.

    • Single-sided pages - 15 cents each.
    • Double-sided pages - 20 cents each.
    • Certified Copies - $1 per page.
    • Copies of pre-printed reports and other materials will be charged at the per copy cost billed to the department.

    Requests requiring research or processing time of more than 20 minutes will also have a service charge based on the cost of labor of the staff providing the service.

  • Regulation & Compliance

    Public Records

    Under state law, all government records “Shall be open for personal inspection by any person.” Citation - Chapter 119

    Fees Charged to the Public for Examining and Duplicating Records

    This Administrative Order provides guidelines on service fees and the procedure for departments to establish service fee rates. Citation - AO 4-48

    Records Management Program

    This Administrative Order outlines the procedures and responsibilities for record inventories, retention schedules, storage and filing. Citation - AO 7-24

    Emails are public records

    If you do not want your email address released in response to a public records request, do not send us electronic mail. Citation - Florida Statute 668.6076

Phone Number(s)

Mail / Email

Locations and Hours

  • Medical Examiner Building

    1851 NW 10th Ave, Miami, FL 33136
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Medical Examiner
Dr. Emma O. Lew , Chief Medical Examiner

Medical Examiner Building
1851 NW 10th Ave, Miami, FL 33136
305-545-2400305-545-2400