The legal next of kin of a decedent may submit an OCME record request using the OCME Records Request Form for Legal Next of Kin. Please mail the request form and the fee to the appropriate OCME District Office. Only certified funds shall be accepted (certified check, money order, cashier’s check). Checks and money orders should be made payable to Virginia State Department of Health. If you are unsure of which office to send the request form and fee to, please see the contact information listed on the request form or by clicking here.
The OCME has a policy and procedure regarding requests for records and fees for private attorneys. This policy provides the following information:
- Fee Schedule
- Charges for Pre-trial meetings, court and depositions on civil cases
- Additional Charges
- FOIA Exemptions
- Requesting Information – What needs to be completed prior to requesting information outlined in the policy.
- Civil Litigation
- Criminal Litigation
- Point of Contact for Questions