Certifying a Death in Vermont
How To Report a Case
To report a case or reach an OCME investigator for consultation, call our Vermont toll free number (888-552-2952). Your call will be answered by our central dispatch service. They will ask you "Are you reporting a new case?" Please answer yes.
They will then ask your location and a call back number. Our investigators are dispatched by county. The nearest investigator will be paged out and return your call within several minutes. *Please be patient*.
Please be prepared with the following minimal information:
- Name of the deceased and age/ date of birth.
- The circumstances surrounding the death or why you think this is a reportable case.
- The investigator will be able to discuss the case with you and decide on a course of action.