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Dane County Medical Examiner's Office


The death of a loved one can cause tremendous stress and sorrow.  We hope this website will assist everyone involved in the process to answer some questions about the process, including the autopsy and the role of the Medical Examiner.  If we can be of any assistance, please contact us.  Our normal business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Keep in mind that we staff the office 24/7, 365 days a year if you need assistance outside of normal business hours.

Our Mission

To determine the circumstances, manner, and cause of all violent, sudden, unexpected, or unusual deaths occurring within Dane County.  The Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office is committed to maintaining the highest professional standards in the field of death investigation.