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Gwinnett County Medical Examiner
Medical examiner services for Gwinnett County is privately contracted with Forensic Pathology Services, P.C. (FPS). FPS does business as the "Gwinnett County Medical Examiner's Office" in accordance with the provisions of the state law identified as "The Georgia Death Investigation Act" (OCGA 45-16-20).  

The employees of FPS conduct death investigations, including postmortem examinations of bodies, in order to determine cause and manner of death in cases where the Medical Examiner's Office has jurisdiction.

To request a copy of a report, send a request to You may also contact the office by telephone at 678.442.3160.

Authorization to Release Remains
The Medical Examiner’s Office requires an Authorization to Release Remains form signed by the legal next of kin before it can allow anyone to take custody of the deceased. Download the form, fill it out, and fax it to 678.442.3155. Please note the signature of next of kin must be hand-signed.

For a list of local funerals homes/cremation societies/transport services qualified to receive the body, click here; however, it should be noted that you are not limited to those listed, you are free to choose any establishment that is agreed upon by the legal next of kin.

For a list of biohazard companies certified by the State Insurance Commissioner’s Office to restore locations where biohazard conditions may exist, click here.