$995 Simple cremation in Jersey City, NJ

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affordable cremation in jersey city nj

If you have an immediate, or imminent, need for a simple low-cost cremation then we can help you arrange everything for one low price of $995.

Our attitudes to death and funerals are changing, and many families are finding that cremation offers a more simple and affordable option.  

More families are deciding they want a simple, “no fuss” option, one that can be delivered at a low cost.

A direct cremation package can help you arrange a low-cost funeral.  Direct cremation takes care of the immediate disposition of the deceased, and once the cremated remains are available, a memorial or ash-scattering service can be conducted.

Why should you pay more than this when you can take care of everything for $995 and are dealing with a family-owned funeral business? Call now at (201) 293-7900 for immediate assistance or if you have any questions about a cremation plan.

What is included in the $995 Simple Cremation Package?

Our simple cremation service includes:

  • Collection of the deceased from the place of death
  • Transfer to the funeral facility*
  • Shelter of the deceased
  • Filing of the death certificate and cremation permit
  • A cardboard cremation container for the cremation process
  • Return of the cremated remains in a temporary cremation urn

 Are there any extra costs?

There are additional county and third-party ‘cash advance’ fees.   The extra cost is the crematory fee (as the funeral home has to pay the crematory), which is currently $300. There is also an additional $10 for a copy of the death certificate and $5 for the NJ cremation permit fee.  The total cost is $1,310.

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Can we still have a funeral service if we arrange a direct cremation?

Yes, of course.  You can arrange a memorial service once you have the cremated remains returned.  A memorial service is a funeral service where the deceased’s body is absent.  You can hold a memorial service with or without the cremation urn present. 

A memorial funeral service can also be an ash scattering ceremony, candlelit vigil, or tribute. Our Memorialization section has useful resources to help you plan and create your own memorial tributes.

Comparing cremation costs in Jersey City, NJ

Cost of cremation Jersey City NJ

As cremation is becoming a popular choice for Jersey City residents, several cremation service providers serve Hudson County.  The cremation cost can vary significantly for the same service, so it is wise to compare cremation prices between a few providers to ensure you benefit from a value-for-money cremation service package. 

The average cost of a cremation memorial service in Jersey City is $3,437*, and the average cost of a direct cremation is $1,775.*  It is important to check that a direct cremation package includes everything.

A cremation significantly reduces funeral costs.  The average cost of a funeral in Jersey City is $6,600.*

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How can you save money when arranging a cremation service?

A direct cremation is the most economical means of disposition there is.  In Jersey City, a direct cremation can be conducted for $995, making this a very affordable funeral option.

If you need to keep funeral costs down, a simple cremation arranged through a cremation provider is your lowest-cost option in Jersey City, NJ.  You can then arrange your own memorial services once you have the cremated remains returned.  This significantly cuts down on funeral expenses.

For a Cremation to proceed, the legal next of kin must sign a Cremation Authorization Form. If there are multiple siblings, all must sign and agree. There is a 48-hour mandatory wait period after death before the cremation can proceed.

What help is there with cremation costs?

If qualifying for Social Security, you may be entitled to the lump-sum death benefit payment of $255.  The funeral director will generally assist you with submitting the claim to Social Security.  Of course, many people use life insurance policies to offset funeral costs, but with a direct cremation, the funeral provider will require payment upfront.

There is very limited public assistance support for funeral costs, which can vary by county.   Check out the Hudson County Department of Family Services
Division of Welfare
257 Cornelison Ave.
Jersey City, NJ 07302
(201) 420-3000

How do I obtain a copy of a death certificate?

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You can obtain copies of a death certificate from the Vital Records office at New Jersey Health Department, Department of Health P. O. Box 360 Trenton, NJ 08625-0360

What happens if the deceased is taken to the Coroner’s Office?

If circumstances surrounding the death led to the deceased being taken to the County Coroner’s office, you will need to employ the services of a funeral director as soon as possible to liaise with the Coroner and have the body released into their care. Only a licensed funeral director can collect a body from the Coroner’s morgue.

As funeral directors are familiar with the process, and the body is released with a death certificate & cremation permit, it is generally easy to maintain a low cost to offer a direct cremation service for an individual who has been in the care of the Medical Examiner.  The County Coroner’s office is at 325 Norfolk Street, Newark, NJ 07103 973-648-7259.

Please call your local DFS Memorials cremation services provider at (201) 293-7900 with any further questions or to make immediate arrangements for a low-cost cremation service.

*Cost data obtained from funeral price comparison website 2024

Sara Marsden

I have been researching and writing about the death care industry for the last fifteen years. End of life services and experiences are something most of us choose not to reflect upon until we are suddenly faced with dealing with it. I have been contributing comprehensive and independent resources for families that explain how the funeral industry operates, and the laws that govern funeral practices. Sara writes for US Funerals Online and DFS Memorials LLC, as well as contributing to other forums and publications for the death care industry. I have a BA in Cultural Studies. This helps my analysis of cultural death care rituals, alongside a career background in Business Management. The death care industry is undergoing an epoch of change and this fascinates me.

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