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Oregon Deaths by County and Funeral Home

Informational data for funeral directors.

Oregon Deaths by County and Disposition

Informational data on method of disposition. For prior years, visit our Annual Report Volume 2 archive and search each year for "disposal of remains".

County and Hospital Outreach for Funeral Homes

Funeral homes may now fax Form 45-106, the 24-Hour Notice of Receipt of Body, directly to the county of death. Provided here is a list of fax numbers for county vital records offices (PDF, updated April 2014).

When sending a hybrid or fully paper report of death to a medical certifier for signature, you may include this Electronic Registration of Death Records brochure (PDF, updated 06/2022) to promote the use of our electronic records system.

If a death has occurred in a medical facility, a decedent contact may be available to answer questions about referral of death certificates to a medical certifier in OVERS. Please consult the following list of medical facility decedent contacts (PDF, updated July 2014).

Indigent Disposition Fund and Reimbursement for Services

The purpose of the Indigent Disposition Program is to provide licensed funeral homes with reimbursement for services for the disposition of unclaimed indigent bodies. This is a limited fund created to offset the costs incurred in providing final disposition.

The Oregon Legislature passed a bill to move administration of the fund and reimbursement program to the Oregon Mortuary and Cemetery Board beginning in 2016.

Visit the OMCB website for instructions on submitting a claim.