Medical Examiner

Key Services & Resources

The Pottawattamie County Medical Examiner’s Office investigates unattended, unexpected, or public interest deaths throughout Pottawattamie County.

Our main purpose is the search for a truthful, logical, and scientifically unbiased statement of the cause and manner of death of an individual.

We are committed to providing honesty, integrity, and support to the residents of Pottawattamie County. Iowa Code governs our program and we work closely with the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner in Ankeny, IA.

  • Chief Medical Examiner Investigator/Coordinator: (712) 828-0000
  • Cremation Permit Requests:

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Phone (712) 328-5837
Chief Medical Examiner: (712) 828-0000
Business Fax: (712) 328-5816
Fax: Cremation Permits: (712) 242-1159
Hours Office Hours:
8:00am to 4:30pm
Monday - Friday

Investigative Hours:
24/7 | 365 days a year
Location Pottawattamie County Courthouse Annex
First Floor
223 S 6th St
Council Bluffs, IA 51501