Platte County Attorney's Office

Platte County Coroner's Office


Platte County Courthouse
3rd Floor
County Attorney's Office

The County Attorney serves as coroner, investigating all deaths occurring outside the presence of a physician and authorizes autopsies, if necessary, to determine cause and manner of death. 

Fatal motor vehicle accidents may prompt an autopsy when the County Attorney determines that a driver may have committed a traffic or criminal law violation thought to be a substantial factor in causing a death. 

Carl K. Hart, Jr.

Platte County Attorney
Platte County Coroner

2610 14th Street • Columbus, NE 68601 • 402.563-4903 • Fax: 402.564.1914