The average cost of a cremation can vary quite significantly. For example the cost of a basic cremation in Los Angeles can range between $625 and $3,000.
Sample from Green Street in San Francisco
Transportation from hospital $ 75
Casket $ 50
Service fee $100
Disposition permit $ 12
3 copies of death certificate $ 60
1. A medical practitioner files the death certificate electronically. The mortuary will add information.
The mortuary (funeral home) in charge will request copies of the death certificate for you, it's best to obtain at least three certified copies.
|What ||How Long ||Who
|Death Certificate 1||1-3 days ||Medical Practitioner, Mortuary
|Disposition Permit for burial||2-7 days after the death certificate is filed||Mortuary
|Headstone||4-6 Weeks||Monument Company
Premature delivery may require a Fetal Death Certificate or Still Birth Certificate.
Cemetery and Funeral Bureau (cfb.ca.gov)
Birth and Death Records | (placer.ca.gov)
Death Certificate Instructions - Funeral Consumers Alliance
Cremation FAQ | National Funeral Directors Association
Arranging a Funeral or Cremation in California | us-funerals.com
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last updated 3 Mar 2014