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 they are cremated.


What potential charges could be added to the costs below?

Pacemaker Removal: $100

LA County Coroner Sign-Out: $100

San Bernardino County Coroner Fee: $253.38

Transportation: Anything over our 100 miles round trip service area is $1.50 a mile plus $35 an hour

Weight Charge:

  • Over 300lbs: $2.00 per pound

  • Over 500lbs: $2.50 per pound.

  • Air-Tray (required): $170

Mailing Remains: $125 Domestic. International varies.

Mailing Death Certificates: $12

Death Certificate Ordering Fee: $15 for any amount over 5 copies ordered through Undertaking LA.

Notary Fee: $90


Simple Cremation: $895

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

Includes: reduced 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.

How it breaks down:

  • Cremation: $874.50

  • Disposition Permit: $12

  • County Filing Fee: $8.50

  • Total: $895

Additional Fees:

  • Certified Copies of Death Certificate: $21

  • Surcharge for any order over 5 Death Certificates: $15

  • Pacemaker Removal & Recycle: $100

  • Mailing Remains: $125+

  • Mailing Death Certificates: $12

If you think that you will need your Death Certificates as soon as possible we always recommend that you purchase them in-person at your local health office as in many cases they will issue them the same day you place your order.

If you are comfortable waiting 3-5 weeks after the death has occurred to receive your Death Certificates we can place your order for you. Our policy is that we will order up to five certificates at $21 each, after 5 certificates we  will also add a $15 convenience fee.

 Remains can be picked up in-person at our crematory, All Caring Cremations, Monday through Friday 10AM-5PM the day after the cremation or by appointment at our Office. 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 Cremations at 877-630-7191


Simple Witness Cremation: $1,495

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: simple bathing and feature set of body, reduced 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. 

How it breaks down:

  • Cremation: $874.50

  • Disposition Permit: $12

  • County Filing Fee: $8.50

  • Witness Fee: $400

  • Simple Bathing & Feature Set: $200

  • Total: $1,495

Additional Fees:

  • Certified Copies of Death Certificate: $21

  • Surcharge for any order over 5 Death Certificates: $15

  • Pacemaker Removal & Recycle: $100

  • Mailing Remains: $125+

  • Mailing Death Certificates: $12

If you think that you will need your Death Certificates as soon as possible we always recommend that you purchase them in-person at your local health office as in many cases they will issue them the same day you place your order.

If you are comfortable waiting 3-5 weeks after the death has occurred to receive your Death Certificates we can place your order for you. Our policy is that we will order up to five certificates at $21 each, after 5 certificates we  will also add a $15 ordering fee.

The cost to mail is $12 for USPS Priority with Insurance and Signature Confirmation or you may pick them up in our office.

 Remains can be picked up in-person at our crematory, All Caring Cremations, Monday through Friday 10AM-5PM the day after the cremation or by appointment at our Office. 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 Cremations at 877-630-7191.


One Hour Viewing & Cremation (Not witnessed by family): $1,695

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.

How it breaks down:

  • Cremation: $874.50

  • Disposition Permit: $12

  • County Filing Fee: $8.50

  • Chapel:$300

  • Bathing, Dressing, Casketing, Feature Set: $410

  • Director Fee: $90

  • Total: $1,695

Additional Fees:

  • Certified Copies of Death Certificate: $21

  • Surcharge for any order over 5 Death Certificates: $15

  • Pacemaker Removal & Recycle: $100

  • Mailing Remains: $125+

  • Mailing Death Certificates: $12

If you think that you will need your Death Certificates as soon as possible we always recommend that you purchase them in-person at your local health office as in many cases they will issue them the same day you place your order.

If you are comfortable waiting 3-5 weeks after the death has occurred to receive your Death Certificates we can place your order for you. Our policy is that we will order up to five certificates at $21 each, after 5 certificates we  will also add a $15 ordering fee.

The cost to mail is $12 for USPS Priority with Insurance and Signature Confirmation or you may pick them up in our office.

 Remains can be picked up in-person at our crematory, All Caring Cremations, Monday through Friday 10AM-5PM the day after the cremation or by appointment at our Office. 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 Cremations at 877-630-719


Full Witness Cremation (One Hour Viewing Followed by Cremation): $1,895

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.

How it breaks down:

  • Cremation: $874.50

  • Disposition Permit: $12

  • County Filing Fee: $8.50

  • Full Witness Fee: $500 (Includes use of Chapel for One Hour)

  • Bathing, Dressing, Casketing, Feature Set: $410

  • Director Fee: $90

  • Total: $1,895

Additional Fees:

  • Certified Copies of Death Certificate: $21

  • Surcharge for any order over 5 Death Certificates: $15

  • Pacemaker Removal & Recycle: $100

  • Mailing Remains: $125+

  • Mailing Death Certificates: $12

Additional Fees

Certified Copies of the Death Certificate are $21 each.

If you think that you will need your Death Certificates as soon as possible we always recommend that you purchase them in-person at your local health office as in many cases they will issue them the same day you place your order.

If you are comfortable waiting 3-5 weeks after the death has occurred to receive your Death Certificates we can place your order for you. Our policy is that we will order up to five certificates at $21 each, after 5 certificates we  will also add a $15 ordering fee.

The cost to mail is $12 for USPS Priority with Insurance and Signature Confirmation or you may pick them up in our office.

 Remains can be picked up in-person at our crematory, All Caring Cremations, Monday through Friday 10AM-5PM the day after the cremation or by appointment at our Office. 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 Cremations at 877-630-7191.


Direct Burial in Joshua Tree Memorial Park: $2,022*

Includes: our basic service fee, pick-up and transportation to JTMP, bathing and dressing, filing of death certificate, obtaining burial permit, and filing of Statement of Death with Social Security.

*Shroud and/or casket will be an additional fee.

Read the Following: Please note that for this option we do not set, or control cemetery plot prices associated with our partnering cemetery, Joshua Tree Memorial Park (JTMP).  All associated costs for cemetery plot, opening and closing, and park fees must be paid with them 48 hours before your service or their policy will be to postpone the service. The current Joshua Tree estimate is about $5,000.

To begin this process please call Joshua Tree Memorial Park at 760-366-9210 and a director will set an appointment for you to come visit and assist you with purchasing your plot. After you have purchased your plot you can begin planning your service with us.

***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.


Simple Green Burial: Average price $2,562*

Includes: our basic service fee, pick-up and transportation to JTMP, bathing and dressing, One Hour Service, filing of death certificate, obtaining burial permit, and filing of Statement of Death with Social Security.

*Shroud and/or casket will be an additional fee.

Read the Following: Please note that for this option we do not set, or control cemetery plot prices associated with our partnering cemetery, Joshua Tree Memorial Park (JTMP).  All associated costs for cemetery plot, opening and closing, and park fees must be paid with them 48 hours before your service or their policy will be to postpone the service. The current Joshua Tree estimate is about $5,000 and up.

To begin this process please call Joshua Tree Memorial Park at 760-366-9210 and a director will set an appointment for you to come visit and assist you with purchasing your plot. After you have purchased your plot you can begin planning your service with us.

***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.


For more information on your rights as a consumer, please read the Cemetery and Funeral Bureau's Consumer Guide to Funeral and Cemetery Purchase by clicking the link here.

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