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For Families

Please accept our sincere condolences on your loss.

Here you can find answers to some commonly asked
questions of importance to families.

After a Suicide


If someone you know is thinking about suicide or harming themselves, call (800) 273-TALK (8255). Here are links to resources that may be useful to you as you grieve the loss of someone to suicide

For Insurance Companies

How to obtain OME records

For an explanation of how to properly request records from our office as well as applicable fees click this link.


With this website we hope you will find the answers to questions you may have regarding the function of our office and how we can serve you in your time of need. To those of you who have lost a loved one, we extend our condolences and want you to know that we will make every effort to provide the answers to your questions.

The Office of the Medical Examiner (OME) was established in 1972 as a division of the Utah Department of Health. Our current location serves the entire state of Utah. The central office staff is comprised of forensic pathologists, investigative staff, autopsy technicians and office support staff.

The office is located in a new facility in Taylorsville, Utah. The new building houses the OME on the first floor, the State Crime Laboratory on the second floor and a section of the Department of Agriculture on the third floor. The main entrance to the office is on the west side of building with ample parking available. We are located adjacent to the Utah Public Health Laboratory.

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