Coroner's Office (3300B)

Mission

The Coroner's Office serves the residents of San Mateo County by providing prompt independent investigations to determine the cause and manner of death of decedents under the Coroner's jurisdiction. The Coroner provides high quality service in a courteous manner balancing the needs of those we serve with the Coroner's legal requirement.

Department Headline Measures

Cost per Investigation Gradually Increasing

Budget Summary

FY 2017-18

  • Total Sources: $1,370,921
  • Total Requirements: $3,634,786
  • Net County Cost: $2,263,865
  • Funded FTEs: 13.00

FY 2018-19

  • Total Sources: $1,164,519
  • Total Requirements: $3,467,520
  • Net County Cost: $2,303,001
  • Funded FTEs: 13.00

Program Results

Percent of Cases Closed within 45 Days Exceeds National Standard of Closing Within 90 Days

Administrative Measures

Percent of Performance Goals Met

Percent of Customer Survey Respondents Rating Services as Good or Better Nearly Meets Target

Cost per Capita

Percent of Employees Rating Working for the County as Good or Better Exceeding Target

Fiscal Year 2016-17 Highlights

  • 90% rate services as good or better
  • Cost per investigation: $1,400
  • 87% of cases closed within 45 days

Fiscal Year 2017-18 Priorities

  • Save-A-Life Program
  • Specialized training and board certification
  • Enhance the public's and stakeholders' knowledge
  • Disaster planning

Links to Program Reports