Place wrist identification on deceased. If family is present, invite them to write name on tag
Deceased is placed in cremation container and the person's name is written directly on the container
Family signs an authorization for cremation, verifying the death of their loved one and giving us permission in writing to do the cremation
The county medical examiner or coroner acknowledges awareness of the death and verifies cause of death or requires an autopsy or investigation. The death is recorded with the county and a cremation permit is issued
The death certificate and medical examiners' permits are filed with the State. A County permit is issued, giving us the authority to perform the cremation. Only now can the cremation be performed
The cremation is logged in the record book. The name of the deceased, date, cremation chamber used, time started and operator's name are recorded.
Paperwork is prepared in the office while the cremation is taking place. Immediately following the completion of the cremation the cremated remains are placed in an urn or temporary container with the deceased's name already on the container
The cremated remains are returned to the family. The family must show picture I.D. and sign a release stating that they are taking custody of the cremated remains.