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 12 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.
- Media: Contact the
Public Information Officer for news and information. All case status information is confirmed for media use.
- Family Members: For assistance and additional information contact us at (832) 927-5006.
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.
Harris County-observed holidays: 12p.m. to 5p.m.
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