Coroner's Office

Mission

Our purpose is to serve the citizens of Shelby County with the highest possible level of professionalism, experience, and compassion.

Responsibilities

  • To coordinate with law enforcement, the District Attorney's Office, and the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences in determining the cause and manner of death
  • To assist families with information regarding autopsy and toxicology results
  • To sign death certificates and forward them on to Shelby County Health Department
  • To collect Shelby County death statistics, including motor vehicle crashes (MVCs), overdoses (ODs), suicides, and homicides
  • Educational speaking for our youth regarding drugs and alcohol, drinking and driving, and other unsafe driving and lifestyle habits


 Death Certificates

Death certificates, when available, may be obtained from the Shelby County Health Department. The telephone number is (205) 664-2470 or, for Vital Statistics, the telephone number is (334) 206-2641.

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