Medical Examiner


Med. Examiner & Court House Annex
223 South 6th Street
Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501

Office Hours

24 Hours 7 Days a Week

Phone Numbers

Office: 712.328.5837
Fax: 712.328.5816

The Pottawattamie County Medical Examiner’s Office investigates unattended, unexpected, or public interest deaths throughout Pottawattamie County. Our main purpose is the search for a truthful, logical, and scientifically unbiased statement of the cause and manner of death of an individual.

We are committed to providing honesty, integrity, and support to the residents of Pottawattamie County. Iowa Code governs our program and we work closely with the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner in Ankeny, IA.

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Pottawattamie County Emergency Notification System

Pottawattamie Alert is the countywide emergency notification system serving all residents within Pottawattamie County and its communities.

Part of the Alert Iowa System, Pottawattamie Alert is a high-speed notification and weather warning service. This no-charge service is available to businesses and residents of Pottawattamie County and its Communities that allows public officials to warn citizens of pending emergencies, critical public information during disasters, recommended protective actions, and provides automated severe weather warnings tailored to your preferences. The system can also be used to provide other important information to communities.