Welcome to Burke County, Georgia

Coroner's Office

Mission Statement:

To serve the citizens of Burke County, the public, and the justice system, by conducting death investigations in accordance with the law, professional standards and ethics.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Investigate all deaths that occur in Burke County as required by law
  • Take possession of all unclaimed bodies in Burke County
  • Arrange for disposition of unclaimed bodies
  • Prepare and plan for mass fatality incidents
  • Systematically examine the circumstances surrounding the deaths in a geographical and/or a given age group.

Contact Coroner

Val Prescott
P.O. Box 89
Waynesboro, Ga. 30830
E-mail: v.prescott@burkecounty-ga.gov
Phone: 706-554-1175
Fax: 706-554-6248