Service Description Charge Application Statutory Authority
Reports   Autopsy, Narrative $10 for autopsy report  Everyone except JPs, interagency entities, Travis County legal next of kin 

Health and Safety Code Section 671.013(c)(1)
Up to $25 based on actual costs

Certified Reports  Autopsy, Narrative  $15 for certification of each request  Same as above  Same as above 
Copy charge/page of paper  Charged if not included in other charges  $.10 (will estimate in advance if charge over $40)  Everyone 

Government Code Section 552.231(a)(2)(B)
Amount reasonably includes all costs of copying, including costs of materials, labor, and overhead if more than 50 pages; but if 50 or fewer pages of paper records, amount may not include costs of materials, labor, or overhead, and is limited to the charge for each page of the paper record that is photocopied. Records estimate will be given in advance if charge is over $40.

 
Research/Statistical Reports/Questionnaires  Varies depending on requests  $28.50 per hour programming time (will estimate in advance if charge over $40)  Everyone 

Government Code Section 552.231(a)(3)(B)
Open records estimate needed if charge is over $40

 
Reproducing 35 mm photos  35 mm photos  Actual costs  Everyone 

Health and Safety Code Section 671.013(c)(2)
Fee set by Commissioners Court based on actual cost of reproduction, including the reasonable cost of overhead

 
Electronic Digital Images & X-rays  CD - ROM  $3 per disk Everyone except interagency entities, JPs   1 TAC Section 70.3(b)(2)(G)
Out of County Autopsy    $2,900  Counties other than Travis County (PA Cases)   Set by Commissioners Court per interlocal agreements
Autoposy - External Examination   $900 Counties other than Travis County (PA Cases)   Set by Commissioners Court per interlocal agreements
Out of County Court Testimony    $121/hour, including travel time (minimum of 3 hours)   Counties other than Travis County (PA Cases) Set by Commissioners Court per interlocal agreements 
Hardcopies of Photographs (prior to 2005)   $1 per photo    
Re-cut Tissue Slides   $10 per slide    
Cremation Approvals Fee charged for each "Authority to Cremate" permit issued or reissued $25.00 Everyone except Travis County's District Attorney or a Travis County Office Code of Criminal Procedure, Art. 49.25 § 13 (A): FEES
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J. Keith Pinckard, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief Medical Examiner

1213 Sabine Street
Austin, TX 78701 (Map)
Phone: (512) 854-9599
Fax: (512) 854-9044