Case Status

Check the status of Medical Examiner cases by selecting a query type.

Case Number Search: If you have a case number from the Institute, select “Case Number Search” to type in and search using the case number.

Advanced Search: If you do not have a case number from the Institute, select this option to search by name, date range, and gender.

The Case Status Tool provides basic information for Medical Examiner cases dating back 24 months.

  • Funeral Home Directors: Download the Authorization to Release Form (English/Spanish).
    See additional information below.
  • Funeral Home Directors: For information regarding the safe handling and management of decedents with diagnosed COVID-19, refer to the guidance provided below.

Family Members:

For assistance and additional information contact us at: (832) 927-5006

Funeral Home Directors:

Morgue Release Hours:

Monday through Friday: 9a.m. to 5p.m.

Weekends and Harris County-observed holidays: 12p.m. to 5p.m.

Release Requirements:

When arriving to pick up a deceased, Funeral Homes are required to present the following:

Click here to monitor the release/ transport status of a case 24-hours-a-day