To allow employees time to enjoy the holiday season, the Mason County Board of County Commissioners has authorized the following 2014 Holiday Schedule:
The Board of County Commissioners meeting on December 23, 2014 will be
at 9:00 AM rather than 6:00 PM.

All County Offices have been authorized to closed at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 and December 31, 2014 - The switchboard will also close at 3:00 PM on those dates with a revised message directing people to the court offices. Offices that are mandated by Washington State Law (Courts) will remain open until 4:30 PM on those days.

All County Offices will be open for business during regular hours on
Friday, December 26, 2014 and January 2, 2015.  
2014 Tax Foreclosure Sale date is January 9th, 2015  
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Coroner Home

Autopsy Reports
Death Certificates
Death with Dignity Law
Unclaimed Deceased Persons

Office of the Coroner


Wes Stockwell- Coroner
Email: Click Here - then select Coroner from the department drop down list

Office telephone/messages: 360-427-9670 ext. 752
Coroner dispatch: 360-426-4441

Physical address: 414 N 5th Street, Shelton WA 98584
Mailing address: PO Box 1759, Shelton WA 98584

The coroner determines and certifies the cause and manner of death of individuals who die in Mason County under any of the following circumstances: deaths from any unnatural cause such as a gunshot, stabbing, drowning, overdose, hanging, automobile collision, or any other type of trauma or violence; sudden deaths when the deceased was in apparent good health and not under the care of a doctor, deaths that are suspicious or unexplained, unattended deaths, in-custody deaths, deaths from contagious diseases that pose a public health hazard, and deaths of individuals who are unclaimed.

Death investigations involve the gathering of information from several sources; observations made at the scene of death, interviews with relatives, friends, health care professionals, law enforcement personnel, and witnesses regarding the circumstances surrounding the death. Investigations often include autopsies performed by board certified forensic pathologists so that the cause and manner of death can be accurately certified.

See RCW 68.50 and RCW 36.24 for further information on the duties of the coroner.