As part of our concern and care for the families of Asotin County, this website was prepared to help answer questions that often arise after the death of a family member. It is the hope of the Asotin County Coroner’s Office that this information will help during this very difficult time. In Washington the Prosecutor’s Office of small counties, like ours, is also the Coroner’s Office.
When Contacting Us
When you call our office, we will answer ”Prosecutor’s Office”; don’t hang up! You have the right number, so let us know you are calling on a “coroner” matter.
Our office consists of the Coroner, Benjamin C. Nichols, and several deputies.
Death certificates are signed by a physician or by the Coroner’s Office. The funeral home then registers it with the Asotin County Health District. The original is filed with the Department of Vital Statistics in Olympia.
Certified copies of the death certificate are usually necessary during the process of settling the estate and are customarily obtained from the funeral home. Certified copies can also be obtained from the County Health Department or the Washington Department of Health as follows:
- Up to 30 days following the death:
Asotin County Health Department
102 1st Street
Asotin, WA 99402
- After 30 days following the death
Washington State Department of Health, Center for Health Statistics
P.O. Box 9709
Olympia, WA 98507-9709