Contact the Surrey Coroner

Common questions

Questions about your case

You should contact your designated Coroner's officer for information on your case. Please email or call them directly.

General enquiries

The phone lines are open from 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday excluding bank holidays.


If you are unhappy with the quality of service you have received from the Coroner's Office, please complete the following online form to make your complaint. Complaints need to be made within 12 months of the person becoming aware of the issue. We will respond to your complaint within 10 working days.

Surrey Coroner's Service complaints form

For more information please read the Coroner complaints policy.

Press and media enquiries

For information on upcoming hearings please visit our page on upcoming hearings. For specific press enquiries relating to a case, contact Jem Lines by email at

GPs and medical practitioners

For GPs or other medical practitioners querying whether they should refer a case to the Coroner, contact our dedicated medical professionals by email at Your enquiry will be sent directly to those in our office with the proper expertise to handle your enquiry. Please add as much detail to your email as you feel is necessary to help us handle your case.

Funeral directors

We advise funeral directors to liaise with families for updates when possible as the Coroner will be in direct contact with families on the progress of their case. Be assured that you will be contacted when a body is being released and given plenty of time to make the necessary arrangements for collection. If you have an enquiry that you feel should go to the Coroner's office directly, please email

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