Coroner's Office

Coroner: Hayley Thompson

The Skagit County Coroner's Office pledges to you the professionalism and sensitivity accompanying an untimely and unexpected death. This Office understands each death represents the loss of an individual who is deeply missed by their loved ones and we will maintain this philosophy as our fundamental goal. All decedents and their family's will be treated with dignity and respect.


The Coroner is an Elected Official with the responsibility for determining the Cause and Manner of Death of all persons who pass within the jurisdictional boundaries of Skagit County. The Coroner or his/her Deputies are required to adhere to the Revised Code of Washington (RCW Titles 36.24 & 68.50) for determining if a case is a jurisdictional death that would require a more thorough and in-depth investigation.

Deaths are reported to the Coroner's Office 24 hours a day 7 days a week and all deaths are jurisdictional until the Coroner or Deputy determines if further investigation is needed, this is based on the circumstances surrounding the death.

For information about State wide deaths, including Skagit County, you can visit the to the Department of Health online.