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 exceptional service at a low price, serving all of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura Counties.
Understanding Cremation Costs and Options in Los Angeles
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, 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 additional charges you could incur or opt for when arranging a direct 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
Visit our post on What You Need to Know about Cremation Costs and Services in California 2023 to learn more.
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.
What if the deceased is in Los Angeles County Morgue?
If the coroner has collected the body from the place of death, you will need to pay the transportation fee. These fees vary depending on which county you are in. This fee can significantly add to your overall basic cremation cost, so you must 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 at (323) 798-9055 with any questions you may have about direct cremation services in LA.
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