Cremation Process and Options

New York City, as with many major cities in the United States, has certain requirements and regulations. Among the most important factors which your cremation provider will discuss with you and provide with guidance are…

  • Paperwork, Permits and Authorized Signatures
    NYC’s Department of Health, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Public Administrator’s Office, Crematories and many other agencies require certain documentation to be properly completed prior to cremation.  Additionally, there are several cremation authorizations that require signatures and notarization from the  nearest of kin, executor / executrix or agent in charge
  • Timing Issues
    Depending on the place or manner of death, refrigeration might be required. Time constraints due to where the death may have occurred, awaiting cremation clearance from the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office, obtaining cremation permits, obtaining proper authorizations for the death certificate to be completed, and holidays or certain days the crematory is closed are all factors.
  • Cause of Death
    In certain cases, a person’s manner of death may require further investigation to determine the official cause of death.

How do I get started?

There are multiple options to consider when you begin the cremation process. The most crucial thing to remember is to call upon a trusted, established funeral home that can patiently answer all your questions about options and prices, respond quickly and provide what you choose in your time of need at a fair and reasonable cost. The impression you get from the funeral director you speak to on the phone is key to the process of choosing the right cremation provider.

To begin, the necessary paperwork must be filed.  To make the process easier, these options are available:

  • Funeral Home Arrangements
  • FedEx of Paperwork
  • In-Home Arrangements

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