Cremation is a popular choice in St Petersburg, and we understand that many families want a simple, “no fuss” option that can be delivered at a low cost.
When you can take care of everything by arranging a simple, direct cremation service, why should you pay more than this?
What is included in the $1,095 Simple Cremation Package in St Petersburg?
Our simple cremation service includes the following:
- Collection of the deceased from the place of death
- Transfer to the crematory
- Shelter & refrigeration of the deceased while authorizations and permits are acquired (and for the mandatory 48-hours wait period before a cremation can legally be performed)
- Filing of the death certificate and cremation permit
- The cremation process
- Return of the cremated remains in a temporary cremation urn
The DFS Memorials provider, Mortuary Services of Florida, is a licensed Direct Disposer Establishment as licensed by the Florida State Board F438949. Licensed to conduct direct cremations only.
Are there any extra costs?
Additional fees are county fees, which are subject to change and payable to the county in order to facilitate the cremation proceeding. The cost for a death certificate is $10.00.
Call us today at (727) 201-1616, and let us help make this difficult time easier. We are happy to answer any questions you have and help guide you through the process.
If the deceased weighs over 250 pounds or had a pacemaker, there may be an additional charge.
Can I preplan a cremation in St Petersburg?
Yes, you can prearrange a cremation. Advance planning can help to ensure you get the most appropriate services provider for your needs and can save the surviving family the financial and emotional burden at the time of death. There are various options open to you to plan ahead, so consult with your preferred services provider. A pre-arranged direct cremation plan can be preplanned at an affordable cost in St Petersburg, ensuring your family does not have the burden of worrying about funeral costs.
What can we do with the cremated remains?
As I mentioned earlier, there is versatility in what you can do with cremated remains. You can inter a cremation urn in a cemetery plot or niche, keep an urn at home, scatter the remains, or create a cremation artifact such as a cremation diamond, glass paperweight, bird bath, or memorial reef ball, to name but a few!
For ideas, suggestions, and guidance on an Ash Scattering Memorial – Check out our Complete Guide to Scattering Cremated Remains.
The deceased had no life insurance – is there any help with cremation costs?
Sadly, there is little financial aid that supports families struggling with funeral costs. Most counties have a budget for indigent funerals, but this is generally for those who truly are indigent. Some counties do have limited funds to help low-income families with cremation costs, but this can vary county by county. Often, the most basic funeral services will be supported in these cases, with limited control over what happens.
Remember – An affordable direct cremation from DFS Memorials can be arranged for $1,095 in St Petersburg.
Visit this Ultimate Guide to Cremation 2023 if you have further questions about arranging a cremation service.
You may also find this Guide to Cremation Costs in Florida helpful.