Defiance County Coroner

Nicole M. Payne, M.D.
Defiance County Coroner

Pauline Goliver
Chief Investigator

Jaymie Burtch
Investigator

Bob Secoy
Investigator

To Request Release of Records:

Requests for release of records must be received in writing (email, fax, or mail). Please include the name of the decedent, the date of death, and specify exactly what you are requesting (Coroner’s Report, Autopsy Summary, Toxicology).

Electronic release of records is free of charge. Paper copies are charged a $0.25 fee per page and fees will need to be paid to the Defiance County Records Center. A typical request including the Coroner’s Report, Autopsy Summary, and Toxicology is usually 2 – 5 pages.

Death Certificates are on file with the Defiance Health Department.

Please do not call with record requests.

Defiance County Coroner
500 Court Street, Suite A
ATTN: Coroner's Office
Defiance, Ohio 43512
P: 385-419-0411
Fax: 855-952-6678
Email: DefianceCoroner@gmail.com

Defiance County prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation or political beliefs. Defiance County is also an equal opportunity employer.

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