A crematorium, funeral home, or other official cremation facility will alert our office on the State’s Registration System that an electronic death certificate needs to be reviewed for cremation approval. In the event the funeral home did not file an electronic death certificate using the State’s Registration System, a copy of the completed paper death certificate must be faxed to our office at (321) 321-8174.

There is a $35.00 fee assessed for each cremation approval that is processed.

Approval Process

  • A crematorium, funeral home or other official cremation facility sends via FAX a complete death certificate to (321) 321-8174.
  • A medical examiner will review the death certificate and either approve the request, or acquire further information regarding the death. If further information is needed, our medicolegal investigators will complete the tasks to attain all required documentation. Once a medical examiner has reviewed additional information, the request may be approved as submitted or it may be processed as a case under our office’s jurisdiction.
  • Once a request is approved, administrative staff will contact the requestor with approval information.
  • Each requesting facility will be sent a monthly invoice for the previous month’s cremation approvals. Payments must be made payable to the Orange County Board of County Commissioners.

Contact Us

For questions about the death of your loved one, or process and procedures of the District Nine Medical Examiner's Office:

District Nine Medical Examiner's Office
2350 E. Michigan Street
Orlando, Florida 32806

Phone: (407) 836-9400
Fax: (321) 321-8172

All e-mail sent to this address becomes part of Orange County public record. Comments received by our e-mail subsystem can be read by anyone who requests that privilege. In compliance with "Government in the Sunshine" laws, Orange County Government must make available, at request, any and all information not deemed a threat to the security of law enforcement agencies and personnel.