Indigent Cremation Program

Indigent Cremation Program

The General Assistance Indigent Burial program assists with the cremation of individuals whose families don’t have the resources or funds to pay for funeral expenses. 

To receive these County services, the person's household must be less than the federal poverty level. Applications for this service are available in English and Spanish from the Health & Human Service Agency at TulareWORKs offices, funeral homes, the Coroner’s Office, and Veterans Services offices.

Once an application is submitted, a Self Sufficiency Counselor will review it, and if a responsible party isn’t found, the County will pay for the funeral home to have the body cremated. Cremation reduces the body to ashes, or cremains, and the applicant can pick them up from the County Coroner’s Office. 

Related Documents & Links

About the Burial Program
About the Burial Program

Click here for a brochure about the Burial Program.

Non-interred Cremains Records
Non-interred Cremains Records

This is a record of persons whose cremains are awaiting interment at Potters Field under the Burial Program for Indigents (the poverty-stricken). Contact: Carmen Rojas or Tracy Nunez, Kingsburg Cemetery District Superintendent: (559) 897-2426