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The County through the Sheriff’s Office has negotiated a low-cost arrangement with local mortuaries for cremation expenses. If the applicant qualifies as low income through the process described below, then the price for the cremation should not exceed $500 and should be paid to the mortuary directly. However, the local mortuary that provides this service changes by quarter, so please call 530-265-1471 so we can help guide you to the appropriate funeral home.
A resident of Nevada County who does not have sufficient resources or have any relatives that can provide resources to pay for standard cremation/funeral expenses is a likely candidate. There is still a cost, although significantly reduced for a qualified applicant. This Program is facilitated by the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office Public Administrator in conjunction with specific local mortuaries/funeral homes. For more information, please call 530-265-1471.
To qualify for the program, you must complete an application, which can be found here and then contact our office for information on which mortuary you should submit the application to. You will then take your completed application, picture identification for all adult household and Next of Kin members, social security cards, bank statements for the past 2 months and verification of income for the past two months for all household members and Next of Kin to the appropriate mortuary as directed by the Public Administrator. For more information, please call 530-265-1471.