Inquests listed week commencing: Monday 20th November 2017
Coroners investigate deaths that have been reported to them.
Every death in Doncaster has to be registered at Doncaster Register Office, Civic Office, Waterdale, Doncaster, DN1 3BU, preferably within five days of the date of death. We are open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm but operate an appointment system for the registration of Deaths. Please contact us on 01302 735222 to make an appointment.
The Coroner is responsible for the investigation of; violent or unnatural deaths, sudden deaths of unknown cause and deaths in custody that are reported to her.
The Coroners Officers, on behalf of the Coroner, obtain and record details of all unexpected, unnatural and violent deaths, reported from various informants. They liaise with interested parties, organise Post Mortem examinations and inform parties of the results. Prepare and issue relevant documents to allow families to get on with their registration and funeral ceremonies. Where required, the Coroners Officer will open investigations including inquests ensuring appropriate documentation is completed.
Every death in England or Wales should be registered in the district in which it takes place, preferably within 5 days of the date of death. A medical certificate of cause of death is given to the relatives by the doctor. The person who will be registering the death must take this certificate to the registrar's office.
The Coroners Court is situated within Doncaster Crown Court. If you have a disability and need help coming to a hearing, please contact the court to make sure the facilities meet your specific needs or to discuss a reasonable adjustment you need.