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The Medical Examiner’s Office does not issue death certificates. Death certificates may be obtained at the municipal clerk/registrar’s office where the death occurred. An amended death certificate is also issued by the appropriate municipal officer after the Medical Examiner’s Office ascertains the cause and manner of death.
This usually takes 8 to 12 weeks but may be longer, depending upon the case complexity and required testing.
The spouse or legal next of kin may make application by contacting the Medical Examiner’s Office at 845-615-3870, for an Affidavit for Autopsy Report Request form. The original, notarized form must be returned to the:
Medical Examiner’s Office22 Wells Farm RoadGoshen, NY 10924
The report will be forwarded automatically when the case has been finalized.