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Hart County Coroner's Office

Mike Adams, Coroner
800 Chandler St.
Hartwell, GA 30643

The Function of the Coroners office is to determine cause and manner in any death that is unexpected or unexplained.

The function of the Coroners office is to determine cause and manner when a person dies:

  • As a result of violence
  • By suicide or casualty
  • Suddenly when in apparent good health
  • When unattended by a physician
  • In any suspicious or unusual manner, with particular attention to those persons 16 years of age and under.
  • After birth but before seven years of age if the death is unexpected or unexplained.
  • As a result of an execution carried out pursuant to the death penalty
  • When an inmate of a state hospital or a state, county, or city penal institution
  • After having been admitted to a hospital in an unconscious state and without regaining consciousness within 24 hr of admission.


Mike Adams, Coroner

The county currently employees one Coroner and one Deputy Coroner. The deputy Coroner does the same job as the Coroner in his absence.

The Coroner is elected at large to 4 year terms. Mike Adams has served as Coroner since Jan. 1992
;is an active member of Georgia Coroners Association since 1993,
served as District Director in 2000-2002. He is currently serving the Association as 2nd Vice President.
and for the past 4 years served as chairperson on the state mandated Hart County Child Fatality Review Committee.

Visit the Georgia Coroner's Association Web Site: