The mission of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) is to ensure superior death investigations in an efficient system that and serves the needs of the Vermont citizens. We do this by collecting and providing the best possible data to inform decisions at the individual, community, program and policy levels.
Statutory authority is provided under 18 V.S.A. § 5205. We work with local and state agencies to provide accurate and complete assessments of deaths that happen in Vermont. Our goal is to provide technically excellent and timely services, with compassion and sensitivity for the special needs of bereaved families.
Information on Private Property Burials
Office of the Chief Medical Examiner