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.

The Coroner service may experience some delays as we migrate to a new case management system from 1 October to 15 October 2018. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience that may be caused. We hope to resume normal service as quickly as possible.

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The Coroner for Suffolk

Find out who the Coroner for Suffolk is and what this role entails, as well as information about Assistant Coroners and Coroner's Officers.

Reporting deaths to the Coroner

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


When a post-mortem takes place and who to contact to make an appointment.

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