State Law requires the Coroner to be notified when a death occurs under certain circumstances. The Coroner performs an investigation and arrives at the cause and manner of death, and either completes or arranges the completion of the death certificate. Georgia Law requires the County Coroner to investigate the circumstances and determine the cause and manner of death of all deaths that are:

  • Sudden, when a person is in apparent good health
  • Not under the care of a physician
  • Suspicious, unusual, or unexplained
  • The result of violence
  • Unlawful or due to criminal neglect