Records & Transcriptions
The primary function of the Records Bureau is to process all public records requests for medical examiner case file information in accordance with Florida Statute 119. This Bureau also assists with requests for statistical data and with research related to medical examiner cases. On-site research can be conducted in one of the facility's two research rooms.
Records from 1990 to the present day are retained in the Department. Records from 1956 to 1989 are located at an off-site storage facility and require an advance notice of several days for access. Records requests must be submitted to the Department in writing:
by mail: Medical Examiner Department, Records Bureau, Number One on Bob Hope Road, Miami, Florida 33136
by fax: 305 - 545 - 2426
Recent personnel reductions have increased our response times. Requests for public records will be fulfilled in the order in which they are received. Requests may take 14 or more business days to complete. Thank you for your patience.
This section of the Records Bureau transcribes and edits autopsy protocols as well as related reports, such as neuropathology reports and microscopic examination reports for the medical examiners. This section is also responsible for scheduling appointments for the medical examiners, including depositions and personal conferences. Appointments can be scheduled by contacting the secretary at 305 - 545 - 2430, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
The Records/Transcription Bureau supervisor, Veronica Melton-Lamar, can be reached by contacting 305 - 545 - 2420 or by e-mail at TYR@miamidade.gov.
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