Service Prices


Before we begin, please take the time to read over the Consumer Guide to Funeral and Cemetery Purchases. This will help provide more information and insight on your rights as a consumer. Click here for a printer friendly version.

At Undertaking LA we aim for transparency, and that includes our pricing. We are happy to explain the "what, why, and how" for our prices, and hope to make you feel comfortable and confident in your decision.

If you choose Cremation, please note that that due to the cooling process, cremated remains cannot be taken home the same day.


Simple Cremation: $995

A simple cremation, also known as a Direct Cremation, is our simplest option-a cremation with no service,viewing, or witnessing of cremation.

Includes: basic service fee, filing of death certificate, pick-up and transport to our crematory, refrigeration, alternative cremation container (as required by law), cremation process, simple urn for remains, notice of death to Social Security, Disposition Permit as required by law, County Filing Fee as required by law. Embalming is not required.

Does not include washing and dressing of body, scattering at sea, or other disposition or memorialization.

Additional Fees: Certified Copies of the Death Certificate at $21 each. These can also be obtained by you in person at your local Health Office.

We are happy to assist you in obtaining up to five certificates, after that there is a $15 surcharge. Plus $5 to mail USPS FIRST CLASS.

 Death Certificates will be returned 10-14 business days after ordering.

Remains can be picked up in-person at our crematory Monday through Friday 10AM-5PM the day after the cremation at All Caring Cremations, located at 13-800 Saticoy St. Van Nuys, CA 91402. Please note, we recommend always calling ahead to make sure that your remains have been processed and all necessary paperwork is completed to allow you to take them home. You may call us at 323-446-2233 or All Caring directly, at 877-630-7191

Or, we will deliver at a pre-arranged time on Sundays within a 15 mile radius of our crematory with $1 per mile thereafter.


ID Viewing & Cremation: $1,500

An ID View is a scheduled time to see the body for up to ten minutes with up to ten guests. The cremation will take place at another time and/or date and will not be witnessed by the family.

Includes: washing and dressing of your loved one, basic service fee, pick-up and transportation to our crematory, up to three days of refrigeration, cremation process, alternative container for cremation as required by law, plastic container for remains, death certificate filing as required by law, filing of SSA720, Disposition Permit, County Filing Fee. Remains ready one business day after cremation. Please note that the cremation will not take place after the viewing and that this is an option best chosen for those who do not want a service but still want to come in to see their loved one.

Additional Fees: Certified Copies of the Death Certificate are $21 each. We are happy to assist you in obtaining up to five certificates, after that there is a $15 surcharge. Plus $5 to mail USPS FIRST CLASS. These can also be obtained by you in person at your local Health Office.

 Death Certificates will be returned 10-14 business days after ordering.

Remains can be picked up in-person at our crematory Monday through Friday 10AM-5PM the day after the cremation at All Caring Cremations, located at 13-800 Saticoy St. Van Nuys, CA 91402. Please note, we recommend always calling ahead to make sure that your remains have been processed and all necessary paperwork is completed to allow you to take them home. You may call us at 323-446-2233 or All Caring directly, at 877-630-7191

Or, we will deliver at a pre-arranged time on Sundays within a 15 mile radius of our crematory with $1 per mile thereafter.


Witness Cremation: $1,710

A Witness Cremation allows for up to 10 guests to witness the beginning of the cremation process (10 minutes).

Please understand that this is a scheduled service because we are required to turn off the other cremation machine for both your privacy and the privacy of the other families our crematory serves.

Includes: washing and dressing of your loved one, basic service fee, filing of death certificate, pick-up and transport to our crematory, refrigeration, alternative cremation container (as required by law), cremation process, simple urn for remains, notice of death to Social Security, Disposition Permit as required by law, County Filing Fee as required by law. Embalming is not required. 

Additional Fees:Certified Copies of the Death Certificate are $21 each. We are happy to assist you in obtaining up to five certificates, after that there is a $15 surcharge. Plus $5 to mail USPS FIRST CLASS. These can also be obtained by you in person at your local Health Office.

Death Certificates will be returned 10-14 business days after ordering.

Remains can be picked up in-person at our crematory Monday through Friday 10AM-5PM the day after the cremation at All Caring Cremations, located at 13-800 Saticoy St. Van Nuys, CA 91402. Please note, we recommend always calling ahead to make sure that your remains have been processed and all necessary paperwork is completed to allow you to take them home. You may call us at 323-446-2233 or All Caring directly, at 877-630-7191

Or, we will deliver at a pre-arranged time on Sundays within a 15 mile radius of our crematory with $1 per mile thereafter.


One Hour Viewing with No Witnessing of Cremation: $1,820

A one hour viewing with a cremation to take place at a later time and/or date. This is a good choice for families that want to hold the service soon after the death, and do not mind that the actual cremation will take place later. We recommend this when there is family from out of town or other timeline constraints.

Includes: washing and dressing of your loved one, basic service fee, pick-up and transportation to our crematory, up to three days of refrigeration, cremation process, alternative container for cremation as required by law, plastic container for remains, death certificate filing as required by law, filing of SSA720, Disposition Permit, County Filing Fee. Remains ready one business day after cremation.

Additional Fees: Additional Viewing hours are $150.

Certified Copies of the Death Certificate are $21 each. We are happy to assist you in obtaining up to five certificates, after that there is a $15 surcharge. Plus $5 to mail USPS FIRST CLASS. These can also be obtained by you in person at your local Health Office.

 Death Certificates will be returned 10-14 business days after ordering.

Remains can be picked up in-person at our crematory Monday through Friday 10AM-5PM the day after the cremation at All Caring Cremations, located at 13-800 Saticoy St. Van Nuys, CA 91402. Please note, we recommend always calling ahead to make sure that your remains have been processed and all necessary paperwork is completed to allow you to take them home. You may call us at 323-446-2233 or All Caring directly, at 877-630-7191

Or, we will deliver at a pre-arranged time on Sundays within a 15 mile radius of our crematory with $1 per mile thereafter.


One Hour Viewing with Witnessing of Cremation: $2,100

One-hour viewing in our private room for up to 50 guests with the cremation to follow immediately after viewing concludes.

Includes: Washing and dressing of your loved one, basic service fee, filing of death certificate and obtaining cremation permit, pick-up and transport to our crematory, 3 days refrigeration, alternative cremation container (as required by law), cremation process, simple urn for remains, notice of death to Social Security, Disposition Permit as required by law, County Filing Fee as required by law. *Please note that due to the cooling process, cremated remains cannot be taken home the same day.

Additional Fees: Certified Copies of the Death Certificate are $21 each. We are happy to assist you in obtaining up to five certificates, after that there is a $15 surcharge. Plus $5 to mail USPS FIRST CLASS. These can also be obtained by you in person at your local Health Office.

 Death Certificates will be returned 10-14 business days after ordering.

Remains can be picked up in-person at our crematory Monday through Friday 10AM-5PM the day after the cremation at All Caring Cremations, located at 13-800 Saticoy St. Van Nuys, CA 91402. Please note, we recommend always calling ahead to make sure that your remains have been processed and all necessary paperwork is completed to allow you to take them home. You may call us at 323-446-2233 or All Caring directly, at 877-630-7191

Or, we will deliver at a pre-arranged time on Sundays within a 15 mile radius of our crematory with $1 per mile thereafter.


Direct Green Burial (no family present): Average Price $6,917

Please note that for this option we do not set or control cemetery plot prices that are associated with our partnering cemetery, Joshua Tree Memorial Park (JTMP). If this is a service you would like, we can help you arrange a conference with one of their Directors. A direct green burial will include: our basic service fee, pick-up and transportation to JTMP, shroud and shrouding, cemetery regulation fee, garden space (plot), opening and closing of burial space, recording burial with county, endowment fee, filing of death certificate, obtaining burial permit, and filing of Statement of Death with Social Security. This price does not include certified copies of the death certificate at $21 each. Most families purchase anywhere from 3-5. Please factor that into the total price of your service.

To begin this process please call Joshua Tree Memorial Park at 760-366-9210 and a director will assist you with purchasing your plot. After that contact us to begin planning your service. All payments for Joshua Tree Memorial Park must be made directly to them.

Please note that at Undertaking LA we encourage ways to reduce cost but it is important to remember that reduction in cost comes from doing it yourself (DIY). Ways to do this can be by: creating your own shroud from non bleached cotton material, washing and dressing the body at home, and driving the body to the cemetery. If these are things you are interested in doing please talk to us ahead of time and we will be happy to advise you.

Click here for a sample invoice


Simple Green Burial: Average price $7,500*

Please note that for this option we do not set or control prices for the cemetery plots that are associated with our partnering cemetery, Joshua Tree Memorial Park (JTMP). If this is a service you would like, we can help you arrange a conference with one of their Directors. A simple green burial will include: our basic service fee, pick-up and transport to JTMP, a director present, shroud and shrouding, graveside setup (includes water, shelter, chairs, microphone, amp), cemetery regulation fee, garden space (plot), opening and closing of burial space, recording burial with county, endowment fee, filing of death certificate, obtaining burial permit, and filing of Statement of Death with Social Security. This price does not include certified copies of the death certificate at $21 each. Most families purchase anywhere from 3-5. Please factor that into the total price of your service. *Saturday service is an additional $400. Sunday Service is an additional $600

To begin this process please call Joshua Tree Memorial Park at 760-366-9210 and a director will assist you with scheduling a time for you to visit their location and purchase your plot. All payments for Joshua Tree Memorial Park must be made directly to them.

After that contact us to begin planning your service. Please note that while there will be a director present, we do not officiate the service. At Undertaking LA we specialize intimate services, if you will have more than ten to fifteen guests planning to attend please let us and JTMP know in advance so we can talk about making proper arrangements.

Please note that at Undertaking LA we encourage ways to reduce cost but it is important to remember that reduction in cost comes from doing it yourself (DIY). Ways to do this can be by: creating your own shroud from non bleached cotton material, washing and dressing the body at home, and driving the body to the cemetery. If these are things you are interested in doing please talk to us ahead of time and we will be happy to advise you.

Click here for a sample invoice for what a typical Simple Green Burial looks like.


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