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King County Medical Examiner's Office

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King County Medical Examiner's Office
Micheline Lubin, MD, Interim Chief Medical Examiner

Administrative office hours:

Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
(excluding King County holidays)

Phone: 206-731-3232, ext. 4
Fax: 206-731-8555

Medicolegal death investigation:

Available 24/7

Phone: 206-731-3232, ext. 5

Physical address:

Harborview Medical Center
Ninth & Jefferson Building, 2nd Floor
908 Jefferson St
Seattle, WA 98104

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Visit us in person: Metered street parking is available in the area. Parking in the Ninth & Jefferson Building garage is free for the first thirty minutes.

Mailing address:

Use this address only if you are mailing us a document. We are not physically located at 325 9th Ave.

King County Medical Examiner's Office
HMC Box 359792
325 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104-2499

KCMEO suspending in-person service

To reduce person-to-person contact due to COVID-19, the King County Medical Examiner's office at 908 Jefferson Street in Seattle has suspended in-person service until further notice. Please call us if you have questions.

Notice to funeral homes and MEO families

Effective January 1, 2020, the KCMEO began releasing all personal effects collected at the scene of a death investigation to the funeral home designated by the legal next of kin to pick up the decedent.

For hospitals regarding fatality surge management

View FAQ about the KCMEO helping hospitals address challenges with fatality surge management by providing guidance to hospitals as they experience increased mortality, difficulties with transportation, and backlogs in funeral homes.

About the Medical Examiner

Role of the Medical Examiner

  • Mission Statement
  • The investigation process
  • Careers / job opportunities

Available services

Available services

  • Annual report
  • Anthropology
  • Disposition authorization program
  • Forensic pathology fellowship program
  • Indigent remains program
  • Unidentified remains

Resources for families

Resources for families

  • Death certificates
  • DNA / paternity testing
  • Personal effects
  • Records request

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