Low cost cremations in Los Angeles

If you are looking for a simple and low cost cremation in the Greater Los Angeles area, our DFS Memorials provider can provide you with a basic direct cremation for only $750 in LA.

You will find it hard to beat this price in the Los Angeles area.  DFS Memorials provides an exceptional service at a low cost price – serving all Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura Counties.

Cremation is now a popular end-of-life disposition choice, especially on the West coast, and over half of all funerals in Los Angeles are cremations.  Prices for a cremation do vary considerably, and the market for low cost and affordable cremations is competitive.

When comparing cremation prices between cremation providers in LA do ensure you are comparing like for like.  Some cremation providers quote a price for a direct cremation in LA but may exclude certain fees.  The chart below gives you an overview of how the prices for a low cost direct cremation can vary between funeral providers in Los Angeles.


The additional charges you could incur, or opt for, when arranging a low cost cremation in Los Angeles are listed below, and the charges for these will vary between providers:

  • An ID viewing or ‘private goodbye’
  • Witnessing the cremation
  • Removing medical implants prior to cremation
  • Cremation surcharge if deceased weighs over 250 lbs

A death certificate in Los Angeles is obtained from the registrar for a fee of $14.00.  Your cremation provider will usually do this as part of their professional service.  Additional copies of the death certificate can be obtained from the local Office of Vital Records at 12400 Imperial Highway, Room 1002, Norwalk, CA 90650.   Cremation permits can vary by county, in Los Angeles county the permit fee is $11.00. The state of California cremation registration fee charged by the Cemetery and Funeral Bureau for every cremation is $8.50.

If the coroner has collected the body from the place of death, you will need to pay the transportation fee.  These fees vary depending upon which county you are in.  This fee can significantly add to your overall basic cremation cost, so you need to be aware of this. Your funeral director will need to pay this fee to collect the body from the coroner’s facility.  These fees are:

Los Angeles County $200 – Riverside County $320 – San Bernardino County $250  -Orange County $318 – Ventura County CALL

Before a cremation can be performed the authorizing agent, or next of kin, must complete a ‘Declaration for Disposition of Cremated Remains form’. Your cremation provider will help you do this, or you can download the form at the California Department of Consumer Affairs, Cemetery and Funeral Bureau.

Call David Estephan on (323) 798-9055 with any questions you may have about direct cremation services in LA.

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5 thoughts on “Low cost cremations in Los Angeles

  1. DFS Memorials review:
    Our family would like to extend special thanks to Mr. David Estephan at DFS and Cedar Hills. He was extremely knowledgeable, helpful, tactful and understanding at an emotional time, and very kind in helping us make long-distance arrangements and find affordable disposition for our departed family member who lived in another state.

    • Lorraine, thank you for taking the time to leave a review for David and DFS Memorials Los Angeles. He is a fine gentleman and I know he goes out of his way to compassionately help and serve those families that he serves.

  2. Thank you for giving a nice information about cremation soceity. I found cost of cremation is decreasing day by day and compare to other cities in los Angeles cremation cost is less, provide good cremation services. Nowadays the services preplanning through online.

    • Unfortunately, Poorna, our price comparison survey in Los Angeles revealed that Neptune were by far the most expensive of the “affordable” cremation providers. They also do not have very good reviews if you read the reviews posted online on Google. What is the price for a direct cremation at Neptune in Los Angeles? Is it still $1,705?? Or has it come down in price since Sept 11th?

      Cedar Hill Mortuary offer a fully inclusive direct cremation for $625. Can you beat that?

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