Autopsy Policy

An autopsy is part of a forensic investigation. The Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office does not do limited autopsies but full forensic autopsies. Per state statute, it is the decision of the Coroner’s Office as to whether or not an autopsy will be conducted. The office understands that some families might object to an autopsy. These cases will be handled on a case by case basis.

Autopsy Reports


An autopsy report is public record. Please be aware that the autopsy report will be available 10-12 weeks after the autopsy is completed. Autopsy reports range from eight to 14 pages.

To request an autopsy report, please download the autopsy report form and follow the directions.