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10 | 21 | 2017
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Direct Cremation - Elements

Transfer of deceased to funeral home

Refrigeration

Alternative cremation container (cardboard, fiberboard) in lieu of casket

Delivery of deceased to crematory

Temporary urn (plastic)

Delivery of remains to funeral home

Cremated remains picked up by family at funeral home or funeral
home mails cremated remains to family at designated address (via
U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail Express within continental U.S.).

 

Optional Elements

Private viewing of deceased by family at funeral home

Witnessing of cremation process by family at crematory


Legal Documents & Permits

Form: Authorization or Refusal to Embalm **  DECLINE if refrigeration is available **

Form: Authorization for Cremation

Death certificate (City of Dallas or Dallas County - $21 first certified copy / $4 each additional certified copy)

Cremation permit (Medical Examiner's Office - $25 in Dallas County)

Burial-transit permit (City of Dallas - no charge)


Questions to Ask

Is there a daily charge for refrigeration (allow 7-10 days)?

Is an alternative cremation container included in the advertised price?

Is a temporary urn included in the advertised price?

 

Related Links

Form: Authorization or Refusal to Embalm at Funeral Establishment or Other Location (EXAMPLE: SEE PAGE 3/9)

Form: Authorization for Cremation (EXAMPLE)

 
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