Coroner’s Office



Our purpose is to serve the citizens of Dale County with the highest possible level of professionalism, experience, and compassion.



  • To coordinate with law enforcement, the District Attorney’s Office, and the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences in the determining the cause and manner of death
  • To assist families with information regarding autopsy and toxicology results
  • To sign death certificates and forward them on to Dale County Health Department
  • To collect Dale County death statistics, including motor vehicle crashes (MVCs), overdoses (ODs), suicides, and homicides
  • Educational speaking for our youth regarding drugs and alcohol, drinking and driving, and other unsafe driving and lifestyle habits


Death Certificates

Death certificates, when available, may be obtained from the Dale County Health Department. The telephone number is (334) 774-5146 or, for Vital Statistics, the telephone number is (334) 206-2641.


Printable Forms

Alabama Uniform Cremation Request

Alabama Board of Funeral Service Cremation Identification Form

Release Authorization Form




Coroners Office

Physical Address:

719 South Union Avenue

Ozark, AL 36360


Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 10

Ozark, AL 36361




Contact Us

John Cawley


Cell: (334) 733-9065

Ph: (334) 774-5111 (non-emergency line)

Fax: (334) 445-1327