How and when can personal possessions be claimed?

Any personal possessions in the custody of the Coroner may be claimed by the legal next of kin. To avoid any inconvenience to you, call the Grand County Coroner's Office at (970) 724-0083 before coming into the office. We will advise you if any documents will be needed and of any other requirements. 

Clothing is not usually considered property. Unless there is a need to hold clothing as evidence, it is released to the mortuary receiving the deceased. Clothing that presents a health hazard may be disposed of for the safety of all persons involved.

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1. What is the next step?
2. Will the Coroner make arrangements with a mortuary?
3. Is it necessary for me to come to the Coroner's Office to identify the body?
4. Is viewing allowed?
5. Which deaths must be examined?
6. What is an autopsy and is it really necessary?
7. What if I disagree with the Coroner's Office's decision to do or not to do an autopsy?
8. Will an autopsy report be available?
9. How and when can personal possessions be claimed?
10. Where do I obtain the Death Certificate?
11. What about tissue/ organ donation?
12. Body Donation
13. Will I be charged for other Coroner services?
14. I need to enter my relative’s or friend’s residence, but it is sealed, what can I do?
15. Important numbers
16. Mortuaries
17. Cleaning services