District 21 Medical Examiner Office
Report Deaths to 239-277-5020

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Cremation Authorizations

Funeral homes requesting Cremation Authorizations should fax the SIGNED Death Certificate to 239-277-5017.  We will examine the Death Certificate and fax back an approval unless the Terminal Sequelae cannot stand alone on the Death Certificate, e.g., Pneumonia.

Cremation authorization fees have increased to $50 effective 6/1/15 per Lee County Ordinance 15-07.

Funeral homes will receive a statement after the end of each month.

Checks should be made out to: Lee County Board of County Commissioners
Mail the checks to: Lee County Board of County Commissioners
Attn: Budget Services
P.O. Box 398
Fort Myers, FL  33902