Low cost cremation in Tampa – $1,095

Cremation is now the preferred disposition choice for families in the Tampa Bay area of Florida.  Not only is cremation the preferred choice, but also direct cremation is very popular in Tampa, making cremation options very affordable.

A direct cremation service is the lowest-cost cremation option for a family.  In Tampa, a direct cremation can cost as little as $1,095.

Direct Cremation Providers in Tampa

Florida is one of only two states in the U.S. that licenses what are known as ‘Direct Disposers’. This means that a company can deliver direct cremations in Tampa without being a licensed funeral home with a large facility.

Direct disposal companies are often viewed as ‘discount’ cremation providers, but this is because they do not have to maintain the overhead of a full funeral facility and can pass these savings on to their customers by offering a low-cost direct cremation service package.

This does mean that a direct disposal establishment cannot offer any incremental services, such as a viewing, ceremony, or other ancillary funeral services.

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.

What does a direct cremation package generally include?

A direct cremation package typically includes the following (although this can vary by cremation services provider) :

  • Collecting the deceased from the place of death & transportation to the crematory
  • Minimum basic preparation of the deceased for the cremation
  • The cremation process/crematory fee
  • Refrigerated storage, if necessary
  • Filing all the required state permits, medical documents, and the death certificate
  • An alternative basic cremation container
  • A basic plastic urn or suitable receptacle for cremated remains
  • Making available the cremated remains for collection by the family

Note: the death certificate and cremation permit fee are sometimes at an additional cost to a direct cremation package.

What does a cremation cost in Tampa?

This is a question many families get online to find out today.  There is no simple or straightforward answer as cremation costs can vary considerably, depending upon the type of cremation service you select and which cremation services provider you choose!

What IS important is to be aware that costs can vary and be sure to check around.  A basic direct cremation can cost between $1,095 and $3,000 for the same service.  You will typically find that full-service funeral homes may charge a higher fee for a direct cremation service.

How to locate an affordable cremation service provider in Tampa

Cremation services providers, cremation societies, funeral homes, and direct disposers will all offer basic cremation services.  With over 30+ funeral service providers in Tampa, a simple, low-cost cremation can often be packaged under different names, such as an immediate cremation, a simple cremation, a basic cremation, and a direct cremation.

Locating an affordable cremation services provider can be challenging, as not all providers claiming to be affordable are truly offering the lowest cost cremation services.

Comparing cremation services, prices & packages in Tampa

As I have mentioned above, it is imperative that you do consider comparing cremation services, prices, and packages before making a decision.  With over 30 funeral homes in Tampa, there are plenty of offerings of full-service and more affordable cremation alternatives.

Our DFS Memorials provider for the Tampa area is a local, family-owned direct disposer serving the whole Tampa Bay area. Contact (813) 540-2344 to speak with them now.

What about Prepaid cremation plans?

You can prearrange a cremation plan in Tampa.  Most funeral homes and cremation providers will offer pre-need cremation plans that can be funded through a trust fund or insurance policy.  If you wish to preplan low-cost cremation services, you must be prepared that the ‘at need’ low-cost cremation price can not be held for a pre-need plan.

The other alternative is to specify your wishes and put aside the appropriate funds in a Payable on Death (POD) account so that your family can access the funds at the time of death and use the money to pay for a cremation.  This is considered by many a safe and easy means to preplan a funeral or cremation.

What can we do with the Cremated Remains?

Cremation offers so many more options for memorialization.  You can inter a cremation urn in an existing grave plot or cremation columbarium (niche). Or choose to have a cremation ash artifact made.  Some families opt to have cremation ash blown into glass or cement and have jewelry, glasses, or garden ornaments made.

Check out our Memorialization Section for more ideas.

Having an Ash Scattering Memorial Tribute has become more popular. Especially in Florida, where tributes can be held on a quiet beach or at sea.

Visit our Complete Guide to Scattering Cremated Remains to learn more.

For further reading about arranging a cremation, the laws, pros and cons, and other FQAs – Check out this Ultimate Guide to Cremation 2023 on US Funerals Online.

Low-cost cremation services are available throughout the Tampa Bay area and Collier, Charlotte, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Pinellas, and Sarasota counties.

How to arrange direct Cremation Services in Avondale, AZ – $795

The shift to cremation is sweeping across the nation as families demand more affordable death care alternatives.

Cremation is now fast becoming a disposition choice for many families in Avondale.  For those families who do not want to overspend on a funeral, or simply do not have the funds for a costly funeral, cremation is a low-cost alternative.

What is the average cost of a funeral in Avondale?

These days we are discerning consumers, very mindful of costs, and people now feel the same way about purchasing funeral services.  Why should we not ask how much it costs?  The average cost of a traditional funeral in Avondale is $5,825*, although the lowest price is $4,145.

So how do cremation costs compare in Avondale?

Cremation offers a cheaper and more flexible alternative to a traditional burial, and can therefore significantly reduce funeral costs.

No casket, cemetery plot, or burial vault is required, immediately reducing some of the most expensive purchases related to funeral expenses.

The average price for a cremation funeral service in Avondale is $2,915*.

Direct cremation services in Avondale, AZ

Direct cremation is the industry term for a ‘simple cremation.’  The funeral home provides only the cremation service.  The funeral home provides no ceremony or funeral services.  The deceased is collected and cremated, and the remains are returned to the family in a basic urn.

Direct cremation offers families lower-cost funeral services and more control over the time and type of memorial ceremonial services they desire.  A memorial service can be held in a place of worship, a community venue, or even outdoors.  The service can be conducted with or without the cremation urn present. It can even take the form of an ash-scattering ceremony or interment in a cremation niche or scattering garden.

A basic direct cremation is available in Avondale for $795, although the average price for a direct cremation is $1,375.   To help families arrange affordable cremation services, we have selected only family-owned cremation services providers who can offer a basic cremation package for just $795.

Direct cremation means a family can conduct dignified funeral services for as little as $795.

Call now on (602) 638-1151 now to arrange a low-cost cremation

Cremation costs in avondaleAre there any additional fees to the $795 cremation package in Avondale?

For a cremation to be conducted, a ‘disposition permit’ must be issued by the county.  At present, there is no charge for this.  Death certificates are an additional cost, as these are issued by the county and are a third-party expense.  Death certificates cost $20 for the first certificate and $20 for each additional copy issued.

How do I know that I am getting the remains of my loved one back?

This is one of the most frequent questions families ask about cremation.  Strict laws govern the cremation of human remains, and identity checks must be made all along the way.  The cremation retort must be completely cleared following a cremation, and only one cremation can be performed at a time.  The remains are cleared into a machine that filters out any metal parts (tooth fillings, hip replacements) and then ground into the fine ‘dust’ that is returned as cremation ashes.

What if I am unsure about cremation or the family cannot agree?

Cremation is such a final disposition, and you do need to ensure that you are completely sure that this IS the ‘right’ disposition choice for you.  Certain laws are in place to ensure this final disposition can only proceed if the legal next of kin has authorized it.  A Cremation Authorization Form must be signed by the legal next of kin, and in the case of children, many funeral directors will require all children to sign.

You can authorize an agent for your final disposition or sign the authorization when you preplan a cremation.

What can you do with the cremated remains?

The options of what you can do with the cremated remains of your loved one are one of the reasons cremation is becoming more popular.  You can, of course, choose to inter the remains in a cemetery plot. You can inter the remains in a niche or columbarium or keep the ashes at home.  Keepsake urns enable you to disperse the ashes between several family members or scatter some and retain a ‘keepsake’ memorial.

Ash scattering is also more common these days, and many options exist for creating a befitting ash scattering ceremony.

Cremation planCan I preplan a direct cremation at an affordable cost in Avondale?

Yes.  You can preplan a simple direct cremation service.  This is generally funded through an insurance product covering this cost when the need arises.  All monies are secured in a trust fund.

How quickly can a cremation be performed?

It generally takes a few days to make the necessary arrangements, complete all the legal paperwork, and schedule the cremation.  However, expedited services can be arranged if required.  Arizona has a mandatory 24-hour wait period after death before a cremation can be conducted.

What do I do if I cannot even afford a cremation in Avondale?

There is very little ‘free’ money to help families with funeral costs.   What is available is constantly changing due to budget constraints and varies by county.  Some counties do have a provision to assist needy or low-income families.  Contact Maricopa county DFCS to find out what may be available locally.

Maricopa County DFCS, 234 N. Central Ave., 3rd Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85004 Phone: (602) 506-5911

There is also a $255 lump-sum social security death benefit payment if the deceased qualifies, and your funeral director can help you claim this.  So you may find that a low-cost cremation at $795 with DFS Memorials is a dignified yet affordable disposition alternative if your family is struggling financially.

What is the service area around Avondale?

The $795 direct cremation package is available throughout the Greater Avondale and surrounding areas.

If you have further questions about cremation, feel free to call us at (602) 638-1151, and we will be happy to try and help you.

*Funeral prices obtained from online funeral price survey website 2022

Low-cost cremation in New Hampshire

low-cost-cremation-manchesterThe cost of dying could be regarded as higher than the national average in New Hampshire, but cremation offers a much more economical alternative to expensive funerals.  With a cremation rate of around 65%, there is no doubt that it IS the preferred choice for many New Hampshire families. Read on to find out more about different cremation services and how to arrange a low-cost cremation in New Hampshire for as little as $1,300.

What is the average cost of a cremation in New Hampshire?

The first thing to establish is that cremation prices do differ considerably between different funeral homes in New Hampshire.  For this reason an ‘average’ cremation cost has to be put into the perspective on what kind of cremation services are being assessed. The average cost of a direct cremation in New Hampshire can be between $1,330 and $3,000, whereas a cremation with a service will cost closer to $5,000 plus.

Choosing a Cremation Package

cremation-cedar-rapids-iowaA funeral home must have a general price list (GPL) outlining their service charges but many funeral homes also offer cremation packages, where a price is offered for a complete cremation service.  In comparing costs and services between funeral homes, it is important to ensure you are comparing like-for-like services, especially when it is a quoted cremation package price.  Not all cremation providers quote a fully inclusive price when quoting a cremation package.  There are generally 3 main types of cremation options – a direct cremation (a basic minimal cremation), a cremation with a funeral service, or a cremation with a memorial service.  The difference is that with a direct cremation there is NO service or ceremony conducted by the funeral provider, although you can conduct your own memorial services afterwards.  A cremation with a funeral service is generally where the deceased is present and the cremation is conducted after the service.  A cremation with a memorial service is where the cremation is conducted first and a memorial service held with the cremation urn present.

Arranging a direct cremation

A direct cremation is the least expensive cremation option.  It is sometimes referred to as a simple or basic cremation, or called an immediate cremation.  It means that just a basic disposition service is offered.  The deceased is collected, prepared for cremation, all the necessary documentation completed, the cremation process goes ahead and then the cremated remains are returned to the family (generally in a temporary urn).

The average cost of a direct cremation in New Hampshire is $2,326 (Funeralocity 2021).

help-with-funeral-cost-MDHow do I choose a cremation provider in New Hampshire?

Choosing a cremation provider can depend upon what kind of cremation services you require.  If you are looking for a cremation with a ceremony or interment committal, then you will need a funeral home that offers the facilities for a ceremony and that is in a good location for your family.

If you have decided upon a cremation in New Hampshire, then you may consider the services of a provider who specifically offers a direct cremation at a low-cost.  The locale of the funeral home is not as essential if no services are being held.  And many funeral homes have extended their service area for direct cremation services.

How do cremation providers compare in New Hampshire

It is always wise to shop around and compare services and costs if you want to arrange a low-cost cremation in New Hampshire.  We do it in any other large purchase we make – so why not when purchasing end of life services?  You will no doubt be surprised by how much the cost of funeral services can vary between funeral homes in New Hampshire.

What if the deceased had no life insurance? Is there any help with cremation costs?

An individual passing without any insurance, and family struggling to meet funeral costs, is becoming a more regular occurrence.  Not surprising when we learn that 76% of American families are living paycheck to paycheck [CNN Oct 2013].   Public aid can be a little patchy depending upon where you are but you can consult your local county human services or social services to find out if there is any financial assistance near you.   The state will meet indigent burials for those that become the responsibility of Maryland but there are generally eligibility requirements for any state funding for funeral expenses.

There is also the $255 Social Security lump sum death benefit for those that qualify, and various union, faith and charitable organizations may offer some support to families to assist with covering funeral costs.