Coroner's Office


It is the mission and goal of the Oconee County Coroner's Office to provide professional and efficient investigations into all deaths within our jurisdiction, as required by Georgia law.

To effectively determine cause and manner of death, affix responsibility and to protect public health and safety.

To treat all with dignity and respect. To educate families on options available to them when needed.


The Coroner's office has many responsibilities, with the primary one being to investigate death. The coroner helps establish cause and manner of death based on the investigation.

The Coroner also has administrative duties that range from attending meetings to reporting data to various agencies.


Ed Carson, Oconee County Coroner
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22 North Main Street, Bldg B
P.O. Box 1516
Watkinsville, Georgia 30677

Phone: 706-769-2988
Fax: 706-769-2989


Deputy Coroners:
Joe Lockman
Dale Rogers 


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