What does cremation cost in Hollywood, FL – just $795

Affordable Cremation Services

As cremation continues to grow as a disposition option for families, more families want to ask about cremation costs.

How much does a cremation cost?  And how do you choose a cremation service and provider?

If you are seeking a lower-cost cremation alternative in Hollywood, FL, then we can help you arrange a simple, affordable cremation for just $795. Call (954) 231-7747 to make arrangements.

Our direct cremation service provider is a local, independent funeral home serving its community by offering affordable cremation & burial packages.

What is the average cost of a funeral in Hollywood?

Cost of cremation Hollywood FL

In the current consumer and economic climate, we are discerning shoppers and very mindful of costs. People are now realizing they can price-shop for funeral services. Why should we not ask how much it costs? The Internet offers a great tool to research funeral costs from the comfort of your own home. 

Unfortunately, not all funeral homes in Hollywood have websites or put their prices online, so we have put this guide together to outline average funeral and cremation costs in Hollywood for you.

The average cost of a traditional funeral in Hollywood is $6,259*, although the lowest price is $4,255.

So, how do cremation costs compare in Hollywood?

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

Generally, there is no requirement for a casket, cemetery plot, or burial vault to immediately reduce some of the most expensive purchases related to funeral expenses.

The average price for a cremation funeral service in Hollywood is $3,158*.

Direct cremation services in Hollywood, FL

Save on Cremation Costs

Direct cremation is the industry term for a ‘simple cremation.’ The funeral home provides only the cremation service and no ceremonies 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 be an ash-scattering ceremony, an interment in a cremation niche, or a scattering garden.

A basic direct cremation costs $995 in Hollywood, although the average price is $1,558. To help families arrange affordable cremation services, we have selected only family-owned cremation service providers who can offer a basic cremation package for just $795.

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

Call now at (954) 281-7747 to arrange a low-cost cremation

Are there any additional fees to the $795 cremation package?

A ‘disposition permit’ must be issued by the county for a cremation to be conducted. At present, there is no charge for this. Death certificates cost $20.00 each in Florida.

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 throughout the process.

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 not sure about cremation or the family cannot agree about cremation?

Cremation is such a final disposition that 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, just 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 even enable you to disperse the ashes between several family members or choose to scatter some and retain a ‘keepsake’ memorial.

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

Funeral Home sin Hollywood FL

Can I preplan a direct cremation at an affordable cost?

Yes. You can preplan a simple direct cremation service. This is generally funded through an insurance product that covers the cost when needed. 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.  In Florida, there is 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?

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

Broward County DFCS, 115 S Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, USA  Phone: +1 954-357-6385

If the deceased qualifies, there is also a $255 lump-sum Social Security death benefit payment, which your funeral director can help you claim. So, if your family is struggling financially, a low-cost cremation at $995 with DFS Memorials may be a dignified yet affordable disposition alternative.

What is the service area?

The $795 direct cremation package is available throughout all of Broward County.

If you have further questions about cremation, please call us at (954) 231-7747; we will be happy to help.

*Funeral prices obtained from online funeral price survey 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.

Related Posts

Read more articles about cremations & funerals

How Much Does Cremation Cost Without Any Services?

If you need assistance with a low-cost cremation without a service - Use our Local Provider Search to find cremation costs and providers near you. Cremation has become popular for end-of-life arrangements due to its simplicity, cost-effectiveness, and environmental considerations.…...

Sara Marsden
Why direct cremation?

Do I need a funeral home if I just want cremation?

I have been asked this question several times by families. With the increasing interest in direct cremation, a family may question their need to deal with a funeral home at all. Now, this may all depend on your state and…...

Sara Marsden
Why direct cremation?

Your 10-Step Guide to Arrange an Affordable Direct Cremation

Death is an inevitable part of life, and when it happens, making arrangements for a loved one's final journey can be overwhelming. Direct cremation has recently become a popular and more affordable option for many families. Here, we provide a…...

Sara Marsden
Cremation Memorial Service Different Options