Funeral Service : New York Cremation Services since 1999
Funeral Service offers Cremation Services in New York
including New York City, The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens,
Manhattan and Staten Island also Nassau County and Suffolk
County on Long Island and Westchester County, Rockland County
and Putnam County in the Hudson Valley. Our Funeral Director
is available to speak with you right now and discuss your New
York Cremation Options. Our Funeral Directors are licensed by
New York State, experienced, and fully prepared to assist you
and your family at any time. For prompt, personal attention at
any time of day or evening, please call (877) 274-5152.
York Cremation Service Charge: $895.00
Our Direct Cremation
Service Charge for a death in New York City (Bronx, Brooklyn,
Queens, Staten Island or Manhattan), and Westchester County is
$895.00. Review the cremation pricing information below as
well as our Q
& A and How
To Notify Us of a Death pages. When
you are ready to proceed, download our information
we will need form, and
office at any time to begin. Please click
here to download a printable (.PDF file) version of our
cremation price itemization.
does City Funeral Service provide for $895.00?
from the place of death (hospital, nursing home or medical
examiner facility**) to our funeral home;
services of the funeral director and staff including: 24-hour
availability, providing all necessary authorization forms and
a statement of goods and services selected to the next-of-kin
or party directly responsible for the deceased's affairs,
securing a death certificate certified by the attending
physician, obtaining a cremation approval from the Office of
the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME), filing the death
certificate with the New York City Department of Health &
Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) or other municipal registrar and
obtaining certified copies of the death certificate on your
behalf, and providing temperature-controlled (refrigeration)
shelter for the remains until the transfer to the crematory;
container (a casket is NOT
direct cremation but an alternative container IS
the Crematory and is cremated along with the body). However,
if you wish to purchase a cremation casket, view
our cremation casket gallery here.
the remains, in the alternative container or cremation
casket, to the Crematory.
A death that takes
place in a private residence where additional staff may be
needed or at a Nursing Home or Hospice Facility where no
facilities to shelter the body exist, requiring a
time-critical response may incur an additional charge of
$150.00. Deaths outside of our immediate area may also incur a
slight additional transportation fee that is based on mileage.
We will provide an exact price quotation prior to providing
any service to you and your family. Simply call (877) 274-5152
at any time for additional information.
is NOT included?
items are not included in our $895.00 cremation service
fee. Cash advances are third party charges. We do not
profit on their sale, and their amount does not vary among New
York funeral homes. These items will appear on the right side
of the Statement of Goods and Services Selected our office
will provide you during the course of finalizing cremation
services. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and New York
State Department of Health forbid us from “bundling”
these charges with our Direct Cremation Service Charge, and
must be itemized separately. Typical cash advance items that
are associated with a direct cremation service in New York
fee: (for the actual cremation - $463.00, The cremation is
performed at The Woodlawn Cemetery in The Bronx – if you
prefer, the cremation can take place at one of several New
York Area crematories, cost will vary among each crematory).
Note: In New York State, a licensed Funeral Director must
perform the basic services listed in our Direct Cremation
Service Charge above. A Crematory CANNOT act as a licensed
Funeral Director or perform the tasks of one as is the case in
other States. Funeral Homes are forbidden by NY State Laws to
operate cremation retorts on their premises, therefore we must
engage the services of a Crematory, usually located on the
grounds of a Cemetery.
(cremation) permit: ($40.00 for deaths in the Five
Boroughs In New York City, $20.00 elsewhere in New York State)
EDRS (Electronic Death Registration System) usage fee:
($6.75) if a death takes place in the 5 boroughs
copies of the certificate of death: ($15.00 per copy in
New York City, $10.00 elsewhere throughout New York state);
and a UPS delivery fee of ($17.00) for forwarding the death
certificates to you (Deaths in NYC 5 Boroughs Only)
information, the "average" direct cremation cost
ranges between $1418.00 to $1,476.75.
This includes our $895.00 professional service fee, the CASH
ADVANCES described above, and three (3) copies of the
certificate of death. A cremation
urn is an optional item and is not included in our direct
cremation price. The crematory will supply a simple canister
containing the ashes if no urn is selected. If you wish to
select a cremation service other than a direct cremation,
steps in the cremation arrangement process:
You or a person familiar with the wishes of the deceased
notify our office of the death.
Our staff will take some basic information, and you will
provide us the information
we'll need form, and return this to us by fax, or e-mail.
We will provide you all necessary authorization documents and
price disclosures, either via e-mail or an in person
arrangement conference at our Funeral Home, or a location
convenient to you.
After the forms we provide are returned to our office properly
completed, the deceased will be placed into our care and
sheltered at our facility. If someone passes at home or in a
facility where there is no space to shelter the body for an
extended period of time, we may need to respond to the
location of the death immediately, prior to providing any
authorization documents. Permission to place the deceased into
our care may be given to us by the person closest to the
deceased or their representative via telephone or e-mail.
All authorizations such as the certificate of death will be
filed with the appropriate municipal authority, and a
cremation approval obtained.
The cremation will be scheduled, and the deceased transferred
to the crematory. The ashes will be returned to you or a party
right? The total turn-around time for a New York Cremation
Service is 5-7 days, however, if your circumstances require
cremains be made available to you sooner, City Funeral Service
will work diligently to accommodate your wishes.
would like cremation, but with a service. What are my options?
Funeral Service is a Funeral Home in the New York area.
Besides Direct Cremation, there are several cremation service
at our Funeral Facility with cremation to follow
Cremation with a Memorial Service at our Funeral Facility
at a Church or House of Worship with the body present, with
has or is close to passing. I need to make arrangements.
What do I do now?
If someone has passed,
or a death is imminent, please download our information
we'll need form and call (877) 274-5152. You may also view
& A section as well as our How
To Notify Us of a Death page for further information. If
you would like to pre-arrange or pre-pay a cremation service
arrangement, either for yourself or someone else, please visit
Pre-Planning Page. We thank you in advance for allowing us
to assist you at a sensitive and difficult time.