The Marshall County Coroner’s Office services all of Marshall County, including Albertville, Arab, Boaz, and Guntersville. (Click Here to see coverage map) The Coroner is responsible for determining the cause and manner of death and issuing death certificates on those deaths occurring outside the supervision of a licensed medical official. The Coroner has the right to issue a legal cause of death on any death occurring inside the county.
The Coroner's Office is also responsible for issuing Certificates of Cremation on all persons who die within the county and who wish to have cremation as their final disposition.
The Marshall County Coroner's Office does not issue nor release death certificates to the public. You must contact your funeral home for more information on receiving a death certificate that has been certified by the Coroner's Office. The Coroner's Office will work with the funeral home you choose to file the death certificate, under Alabama State Law the Coroner's Office cannot generate a death certificate, it must start at the funeral home. We request that you communicate with your funeral home on the status of a pending death certificate. A death certificate will not be immediately available after death. It may take several days, weeks, and sometimes months for the final cause of death to be issued by the Coroner's Office.
If your funeral home is not obtaining certified copies for you, then you may contact the Marshall County Health Department or you may complete This Form and carry it to your local Heath Department.
The Marshall County Coroner’s Office must maintain records of all deaths it investigates. These records are not public record, but the Coroner’s Office will be glad to assist family members in obtaining more information concerning their loved one’s death. Once an investigation is complete and a cause of death has been certified, then it may be possible to obtain the Coroner’s Investigation Report. Please feel free to contact the Coroner’s Office for assistance on these records.