Office of the Chief Medical Examiner

DC Agency Top Menu

Heat Emergency: A heat emergency is in effect for the District of Columbia. Find information on cooling centers.

Find a COVID Center Near You

-A +A
Bookmark and Share

Public Dispositions

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner provides the following public disposition services:

  • Unclaimed remains are disposed of by the District after 15 days of receipt of the decedent by the agency
  • Unclaimed remains include those decedents that have been identified but not claimed by next of kin or any other persons or those decedents that have not been identified (both after 15 days) 
Contact TTY: