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Hennepin County Medical Examiner

Effective January 1, 2017 the Hennepin County Medical examiner will be increasing the following fees for funeral homes:

  • Body Bags will increase to $15.00
  • Cremation Approvals will increase to $50.00

These changes will affect all deaths occurring in Hennepin, Dakota and Scott Counties. No action is required by the funeral home. Your 2017 billing statements will automatically reflect the changes.

Please direct inquiries to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner at 612-215-6300.

Effective Monday, October 3, 2016 the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office will no longer accept paper or faxed cremation approvals. All requests for cremation authorization must be filed and approved in the MR&C system. This change will impact all licensees and funeral homes filing cremation authorizations within Hennepin, Dakota and Scott counties. Please direct all inquiries related to this initiative directly to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner at 612-215-6300.


Licensing and regulation of funeral establishments, crematories, alkaline hydrolysis, morticians, interns and funeral directors. Our office regulates and enforces Minnesota Statute 149A; Funeral Industry Law.

Mission Statement:

To protect the overall health, safety, and welfare of the general public and those who are involved in the care and disposition of the dead through licensing, regulation, education, and enforcement.


Updated Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 09:07AM