Contact the Coroners Service
The BC Coroners Service is a fact-finding, not a fault-finding agency that provides an independent service to the family, community, government agencies and other organizations.
For initial reports of new deaths call 1-855-207-0637. For all other issues or questions please contact the Regional Office in your area (listed below). You may contact our offices in a number of ways during regular business hours (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.).
Office of the Chief Coroner
Lisa Lapointe, Chief Coroner
Address: Metrotower II Suite 800 - 4720 Kingsway / Burnaby, B.C. V5H 4N2
Mailing Address: PO Box 9259, Stn Prov Govt / Victoria BC V8W 9J4
Phone: 604 660-7745 / Fax: 604 660-7766
If you are responding to recommendations from a Coroner’s Report or Verdict at Inquest, or you have a matter that you would like to bring to the attention of the Chief Coroner, please send your correspondence to: ChiefCoronerCorrespondence@gov.bc.ca.
Please refer to the Statistical Reports into B.C. Fatalities page of the BC Coroners Service website for data that is currently available.
For all other general inquires and requests for reports, please direct your requests to: CoronerRequest@gov.bc.ca. If your request is related to a specific case, specify the full name of the individual and year of death.
For media inquiries, please direct your requests to: CoronerMedia@gov.bc.ca. Please note this mailbox is not generally monitored outside of regular business hours.
Larry Marzinzik, Regional Director
103 - 1420 St. Paul St. / Kelowna, BC V1Y 2E6
Phone: 250 861-7429 or toll free 1 888 991-2111
Fax: 250 861-7515 or toll free 1 866 377-7515
Lower Mainland Region
Tiara Stiglich, Regional Director
Metrotower II Suite 800 - 4720 Kingsway / Burnaby, BC V5H 4N2
Phone: 604 660-7708 / Fax: 250-953-0472
Vancouver Island Region
Lyn Blenkinsop, Acting Regional Director
Address: 5th Floor, 910 Government St. / Victoria, BC V8W 1X3
Mailing Address: PO Box 9272, Stn Prov Govt / Victoria, BC V8W 9J5
Phone: 250 356-9133 or toll free 1 877 741-3707 / Fax: 250 356-9289 or toll free 1 866 229-2226
Feedback, Concerns and Complaints
Do you have some feedback you'd like to share? There are a number of ways to resolve concerns about the service we deliver. You may contact the regional office (listed above) if you believe your concerns have not been addressed by those providing your service, and you have several options for pursuing timely resolution of problems or making a formal complaint.
If you have a concern about your service, it is best to raise it at the time and place the concern arises. This includes addressing concerns directly with a coroner or their supervisor. Most concerns addressed in this way are resolved quickly and can contribute to a positive experience for both you and those in the Coroners Service.
Office of the Ombudsperson
The Office of the Ombudsperson investigates complaints about the unfair administrative decisions or actions of a public agency, including delay, rudeness, negligence, arbitrariness, oppressive behaviour or unlawfulness. The Office of the Ombudsperson has more information on its complaints process.