How Long Does It Takes to Receive the Ashes After Cremation?

By: Tom Gallagher
Thursday, October 10, 2019

Cremation is an age-old method of disposing of the remains of a deceased individual. It has recently become more popular in the West. At Nutmeg State Cremation Society, we offer comprehensive cremation services and can help you through the process. Cremation can vary from one case to another, so you need to consult the funeral director to know when you will get the ashes.

Cremation Takes Time

Cremation is final, and there's no option to exhume the body for examination later. That's why it takes longer to get permits and approvals for the cremation. Here’s a look at the cremation process:

  • The deceased individual’s body is brought to the funeral home and stored in a climate-controlled area.
     
  • The doctor applies for the death certificate with the local health department. This can be done through an online application form.
     
  • The funeral director works with the family to get approval for cremation. The application should be submitted by a family member who has a power of attorney.
     
  • While the paperwork is in process, the medical examiner examines the body if the cause of death is unknown or doubtful. The cremation is only carried out if there’s nothing suspicious about the demise.
     
  • Once the paperwork is approved, it is sent directly to the crematory. The staff examines the documents and permits them to ensure everything is in order before carrying out the cremation.
     
  • The actual process takes a few hours, after which the remains are allowed to cool before they’re ground to ashes.
     
  • The ashes are placed in an urn and then given to the family.

The entire process can take anywhere between 3 and 15 business days, but this can vary from state to state.

At Nutmeg State Cremation Society, we provide customized funeral services and can help you with all aspects of the process. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.

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