Coroner

Ph. (719) 589-4271 | F. (719) 589-4381
205 State Avenue
P.O. Box 1549
Alamosa, CO 81101

Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m
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The Coroner is an elected official governed by Colorado Revised Statutes to establish the cause and manner of deaths that fall within their jurisdiction. It is a common misconception that this responsibility lies with law enforcement but it is actually the responsibility of the Coroner.

  • The CAUSE OF DEATH is the injury, disease, or combination of the two that was responsible for initiating the train of physiological disturbances (brief or prolonged), which produced the fatality. 
  • The MANNER OF DEATH refers to the circumstances in which the cause of death arose (suicide, natural, accident, homicide or undetermined). 

IF THERE HAS BEEN A DEATH AND YOU ARE UNSURE WHETHER OR NOT THE CORONER SHOULD BE NOTIFIED, DIAL 911 AND REPORT TO AUTHORITIES IMMEDIATELY.