The primary purpose of the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office is to serve the public and assist law enforcement in determining the cause and manner of death whenever death occurs without medical attention, from unnatural causes, or resulting from violence, as legislated by Texas Code of Criminal Procedure Section 49.25.





Please be advised that starting February 1, 2024, our office will only perform Funeral Home releases on weekdays, (Monday through Friday) between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Our office will no longer be performing Funeral Home releases on Weekends and/or Holidays.

Tarrant County Medical Examiner

200 Feliks Gwozdz Place | Fort Worth, TX 76104

Phone: 817-920-5700 | Fax: 817-920-5713

Hours of Business: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Billings and payments: 817-920-5700 Ext. 8331 | E-mail:

Records E-mail: TCME Records

Evidence Department: 817-920-5700 Ext. 8516 | E-mail:  TCME Evidence

If you are interested in working for the Medical Examiner’s Office, go to Available Positions at the M. E. Office  for more information.  This link will take you to Tarrant County Human Resources, where you will find information on how to apply.

Tours:  The Medical Examiner’s Office is not conducting facility tours at this time.