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Request a copy of an autopsy report

We keep reports for the autopsies our office performs. If you are authorized, you may be able to receive a copy of a report by following the steps below.
Most reports are completed in 90 days.

Office of the Chief Medical Examiner

The Details of Request a copy of an autopsy report

What you need for Request a copy of an autopsy report

First, check to see if you are authorized to receive the report you are requesting.

How to request Request a copy of an autopsy report

Your letter should include:

  • The name of the deceased
  • The date of death
  • Your name and address
  • Your relationship to the deceased
  • If you are giving permission to another person to receive a copy of the autopsy report, provide the name and address of that individual
  • Your signature

Mail a letter with your request to the office where the exam was done.

For Holyoke:

Office of the Chief Medical Examiner

1221 Main Street

Suite 115

Holyoke, MA 01040

For Worcester:

Office of the Chief Medical Examiner

55 North Lake Avenue

Worcester, MA 01655

For Sandwich:

Office of the Chief Medical Examiner

1 Simpkins Road

Buzzards Bay, MA 02563

For Boston:

Office of the Chief Medical Examiner

720 Albany Street

Boston, MA 02118

    Your letter should include:

    • The name of the deceased
    • The date of death
    • Your name and address
    • Your relationship to the deceased
    • If you are giving permission to another person to receive a copy of the autopsy report, provide the name and address of that individual
    • Your signature

    Fax a letter with your request to:

    For Holyoke:

    (413) 538-6862

    For Worcester:

    (508) 856-0015

    For Sandwich:

    (508) 539-0283

    For Boston:

    (617) 266-6763

      Contact for Request a copy of an autopsy report

      Address
      Office of the Chief Medical Examiner Headquarters
      720 Albany St., Boston , MA 02118
      Fax
      (617) 266-6763
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