Wake County Holding Facility

Our deepest condolences for your loss.

The Wake County Holding Facility is the official morgue of Wake County. We provide a safe and secure location for Wake County decedents while they await funeral arrangements or an examination by a medical examiner. The North Carolina Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will determine if an examination is necessary.

If an examination is required, it will be completed by the North Carolina Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. For questions regarding the status of your loved one’s examination and/or final report, please contact the North Carolina Office of the Chief Medical Examiner directly at 919-743-9000 or visit their website.

Contact Us

Hours: 
Monday–Saturday, 7 a.m.–5:30 p.m. 

919-817-5708
WakeCountyMorgue@wake.gov