171 Dawson Street, Suite 123
Sandusky, MI 48471
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Bryant Wilke R.S., MPH
Health Officer / Director of Environmental Health
Medical Examiner Secretary
The Sanilac County Medical Examiner’s Office is located at:
Sanilac County Health Department
171 Dawson, Suite 123
Sandusky, Michigan 48471
Phone: 810-648-4098 option #7
Office Hours: 8 am to 4:00 pm – Monday through Friday (except for holidays)
The Medical Examiner’s Office is responsible for, in coordination with local police, death investigations of:
Violent deaths (homicides/suicides)
Causes of death not determined by attending physician and instances where no physician is available to sign the death certificate
The Medical Examiner must also authorize and sign permits for all cremations permits, disinterment/reinterrment permits, and death certificates.
Medical Examiner Related Links:
Michigan Child Death Review
Sanilac County Chief Medical Examiner
William J. Starbird, M.D.
Sanilac County Deputy Medical Examiner
Dr. Russell Bush, M.D., M.P.H.
Cremation fees will be $55 beginning January 1, 2021