Surrey County Council is working on buying the building and moving inquest proceedings there in summer 2014.
A Woking building which has been empty since 2011 is being lined up to become a coronerâ€™s court.
The former magistratesâ€™ court in Station Approach could house a coronerâ€™s court next summer.
Surrey County Council hopes to finalise purchase of the building by Christmas.
Helyn Clack, the cabinet member for community services, said: â€œWe plan to turn the former Woking magistratesâ€™ court into the new coronerâ€™s court.
â€œA change in the law means there is a growing need for jury inquests, so this court offers the perfect opportunity to accommodate this, plus more space for staff and archives.
â€œWe hope to close the deal by Christmas and move next summer.â€
The building is currently owned by the Department for Communities and Local Government.
Surreyâ€™s Police and Crime Commissioner Kevin Hurley said in May that the magistratesâ€™ court could house an expanded police headquarters.
As part of the Forceâ€™s estates review, consideration was being given to purchasing the building and extending neighbouring Woking Police Station to form the new base â€“ an idea also mooted by the Police Authority before its abolition.
The commissioner was working out the police requirements and was looking at the Woking option as a possibility as part of a 10-20 year estates strategy.
But speaking on Thursday (September 19), a spokesman for the commissionerâ€™s office said: â€œWe are no longer looking at the possibility of purchasing Woking Magistratesâ€™ Court.
â€œWe continue to review the Surrey Police estate to ensure that it will best serve the Force and the people of Surrey now and into the future.â€
The building has been empty since June 2011 despite more than Â£700,000 being spent on maintaining and modernising it between 2005 and 2010.
But in December 2010, following consultation, the Ministry of Justice dropped the bombshell that the court would be one of 10 in the South East to close as part of plans to save Â£41.5 million.
The department estimated it would save Â£332,967 a year, plus a further Â£60,000 in scheduled maintenance costs by closing the townâ€™s court.
More than 50 magistrates were transferred to Guildfordâ€™s court when Wokingâ€™s closed, with 30 going to Staines and six deciding to retire from service.
The courtâ€™s legal advisers also decided to make the switch but many of Wokingâ€™s court ushers decided to take the opportunity to retire.
Cases concerning Woking and Surrey Heath are now heard at South West Surrey Magistratesâ€™ Court in Guildford, while those from Runnymede are heard by North Surrey magistrates sitting in Staines.
The county council confirmed that it owns a long-term lease on the current coronerâ€™s court, which adjoins the former magistratesâ€™ building.
It would leased to another user, although that has yet to be determined.
Former Woking magistratesâ€™ building to become coronerâ€™s court