The Coroner service

Details of the Coroner service in Suffolk, including who the Coroner is and what they do, as well as information about post mortems and inquests.

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The Coroner for Suffolk

How to contact the Coroner Court or offices in Suffolk is and about the role of the Coroner Service.

Reporting deaths to the Coroner

Find out the circumstances upon which a death will be reported to the Coroner, and how this is done.

Advice for GPs about completing a death certificate

Guidance for doctors about completing a Medical Certificate Cause of Death (MCCD) and when to report to the Coroner.


Find out what a post-mortem is, when a post-mortem takes place and who to contact.

Inquest hearings

Dates of inquest hearings, inquest openings and adjournments and how to claim expenses for attending an inquest.

Request an audio recording of an inquest hearing

Find out the cost of ordering an audio recording of an inquest hearing held by the Suffolk Coroner Service and how to apply online.

Funeral director notification of appointment form

Complete this form to formally notify us that you have been appointed to carry out the funeral arrangements for someone who has recently died.