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N.C. OCME Contact Information

Hours

  • General Business: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday
  • Morgue: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday-Saturday, including most state holidays.

Phone

  • Document Requests: 919-743-9012
  • General Business: 919-743-9000 (1-800-672-7024)
  • Media or Public Records Requests: For any and all public records requests or media requests regarding the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, please call the DHHS Communications Office at 919-855-4840.
  • Medical Examiners or Pathologists (case reporting): 919-743-9010 (someone is on call 24 hours a day)
  • Toxicology: 919-743-9011

If you are a transporter or funeral home calling about delivery or removal of a body, call 919-743-9010 during hours the morgue is open.

Family members or others calling about a case can call 919-743-9000 or toll-free 800-672-7024 during business hours.

Fax

919-743-9099

Address

Physical:
4312 District Drive
Raleigh, NC 27607

Mailing:
Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
3025 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-3025

Shipping:
Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
4312 District Drive
Raleigh, NC 27607

There will be a new Business Reply Mail account for specimen and report mailings, additional information to follow. Continue to use the supply of mailers and envelopes you have on hand. We will gradually replace those items.

Location and Directions

  • Map
  • From downtown Raleigh/I-440:
    Traveling west on Wade Avenue, exit Blue Ridge Road; turn right on Blue Ridge; turn left at first traffic light onto District Drive. The State Highway Patrol is on the corner. Take District Drive to the end (new facility is at the end).
  • From Durham/West:
    Take I-40E toward Raleigh; keep right to Wade Avenue via Exit 289 toward I-440/US -1. Take the Blue Ridge Road exit. Turn left onto Blue Ridge Road. Turn left onto District Drive. The State Highway Patrol is on the corner. Take District Drive to the end (new facility is at the end). Parking is available in front of the facility.


Last Modified: November 22, 2013