P.O. Box 237

Danielsville, GA 30633


Phone: 706-567-0517

Fax: 706-795-2354


Coroners Office Information


Coroner: Julie "Coach" Harrison

Chief Deputy Coroner: Keith Lord 

Responsibilities of the Coroner's Office 

The Madison County Coroner’s Office operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, investigating and determining the cause and manner of death. The coroner and her staff investigate cases of accidental deaths, homicide, suicide, and all natural deaths that are sudden, unexpected, or medically unattended.

The coroner is mandated by Georgia law to determine the cause and manner of death by an extensive investigation, which may result in a post-mortem examination at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Medical Examiner’s Office. This investigation is conducted in conjunction with law enforcement, fire departments, rescue and/or other agencies, while the coroner’s investigation is independent.

The function of the Coroner’s Office is to determine cause and manner in any death when a person dies:

1.    As a result of violence.

2.    By suicide or casualty.

3.    Suddenly when in apparent good health.

4.    In any suspicious or unusual manner, with particular attention to those individuals 16 years of age and under.

5.    After birth but before seven years of age if the death is unexpected or unexplained.

6.    As a result of an execution carried out pursuant to the imposition of the death penalty under Article 2 of Chapter 10 of Title 17.

7.    When an inmate of a state hospital or a state, county, or city penal institution.

8.    After having been admitted to a hospital in an unconscious state and without regaining consciousness within 24 hours of admission.

9.    As a result of an apparent drug overdose.

10. Who is a pregnant female or a female who was pregnant within 365 days prior to such female’s death; provided, however, that this paragraph shall not apply to a female whose death resulted from an incidental or accidental cause, including a motor vehicle accident, or from any other event or condition where it is apparent that the death was not causally related to the care of or physiology of pregnancy or its maintenance; or

11. When unattended by a physician.

Information Concerning Death Certificates 

Information Concerning Autopsies 

Legal Next of Kin