Office of the Medical Examiner

 Home / Departments / Office of the Medical Examiner

Delaware County changed the coroner's office to an up-to-date medical examiner system in 1979, in response to public demand, and facilitated by the home rule charter. The Medical Examiner's Office is located within the Fair Acres Complex in Lima. The Adminstrative Office is located at Building 19 along with a separate morgue building within the Fair Acres Complex.

The staff of the Medical Examiner's Office comprises of the following: a Medical Examiner and Assistant Medical Examiner (who are both board certified pathologists), an Investigative Supervisor , several Medical Legal Investigators, a Secretary and Autopsy Technician.

The following pages delineate the structure and function of our office and the indications and procedures for reporting deaths.

Attention Funeral Home Directors: Ability to pay for cremation permits online using PayPal is NOW AVAILABLE! Any previous pre-payments for cremation permits will be utilized until funds are exhausted.

Contact Us

  •   201 West Front Street,
         Media, PA 19063
  •   8:30AM - 4:30PM
           Monday - Friday
  •   610-891-4000

About Delaware County

Delaware County, presently consisting of over 184 square miles divided into forty-nine municipalities is the oldest settled section of Pennsylvania.

Read more