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These documents will give you an idea of the information we will need to be aware of to complete the cremation.

Please call us at (310) 792-7585.

Our office is open Monday through Saturday from 9AM until 5PM. We are closed on Sundays and National Holidays.

The cremation process takes anywhere between 2 – 4 hours. The process depends on several factors.

LA Cremation does not offer this service, however, our sister company Rice Mortuary can help you with this type of cremation services.

We will need to obtain the causes of death and a signature from your loved one’s doctor. We will also need to obtain a permit from the county of Los Angeles in order to do the cremation. These steps typically take several days so we need to schedule accordingly. Should you need the cremation to be completed sooner we offer an expedited cremation service within 3-5 business days at an added cost. Our sister company Rice Mortuary offers expedited cremation in 2-3 business days.

We have developed the most rigorous set of operating policies and procedures in order to maximize our level of quality and minimize the potential for human error. Positive identification of the deceased is assured throughout each stage of the cremation process. We only allow certified professionals to operate our cremation equipment.

Our sister company Rice Mortuary can help you with this type of cremation service as LA Cremation does not offer this option.

You have several options. Many people want a final resting place for the urn like a cemetery or burial at sea. LA Cremation can help you with both types of disposition. Our Pacific Crest Cemetery has several options for urn placement and our burial at sea service takes place in King Harbor in Redondo Beach, CA. Or they can simply be released to you at our offices.

Approximately 5 pounds.

Yes. Please contact us about making arrangements with a “pre-need” counselor.

Yes. Our staff is available 24 hours a day and will be on their way within 90 minutes of being notified.

Anyone in the family can help with the arrangements. Legal next of kin will need to sign the cremation forms in the presence of our staff or will need to get signatures notarized. We can also help you by phone, fax and e-mail if you prefer.

Anyone can pay for the cremation.

No. You can make the arrangements online and simply have your signature notarized on the “Authorization for Cremation”.

Counselors are not available to make arrangements outside of our offices. Arrangements can be accomplished online, and much of the information can be conveyed via e-mail and fax as well as in person.

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