How to Notify All Faiths Cremation Society of a Death

Step 1: Call (352) 753-2612 or fill out the form on this page and be sure to check select “YES” if a passing has occurred in the last 24 hours.

It’s important that you immediately notify All Faiths Cremation Society when a death has occurred. This is especially true if you do not reside in Florida and are making plans to fly here to take care of estate matters and other details.

When someone dies, we have to coordinate plans with the private physician, hospice personnel, nursing home, or hospital to transfer the decedent into our care and prepare the certificate of death. Keep in mind that Florida law requires a minimum mandatory 48-hour waiting period before cremation can take place, although it is normally 7 to 10 business days before the actual cremation takes place.

Step 2: Gather information for the certificate of death

All Faiths Cremation Society is required by Florida law to secure and file a certificate of death from a licensed physician or medical examiner. This document is filed with the county health department and certified copies of the death certificate are issued by the County Registrar.

The required statistical data is basic in nature and questions can be answered in a few minutes. It’s important that it’s correct when it is filed. Correction procedures are time consuming and potentially costly (delaying insurance claims and estate settlement) so please make sure you research and review the information you provide to us.

For the certificate of death, you will need the following information:

  • Decedent information
  • Name (first, middle and last)
  • Gender
  • Race
  • Date of birth
  • Marital status and name of spouse, including maiden name, if applicable
  • Social Security Number
  • Birthplace (city and state)
  • Residence address
  • Occupation and industry
  • Education level
  • Military service
  • Father’s and mother’s name, including mother’s maiden name if known
  • Place of death (facility name or address and whether it is inside city limits)
  • Date of death
  • Informant information
  • Name (first, middle and last)
  • Relationship to decedent
  • Mailing address

In addition, we will need to know the following for our own use.

  • Does the decedent have a pacemaker or other medically implanted device of a radioactive nature? If so, it must removed prior to cremation.
  • Multiple death certificates may be required to settle the decedent’s estate or financial affairs. Insurance claims usually require death certificates with the cause of death, but probate courts require ones without. How many of each will be needed?

Step 3: Finalize the cremation arrangements

In addition to making your service and merchandise selections, you will need to sign authorization forms. You do not have to personally visit our office if you are unable to do so. This can be done via fax or email. Payment for our services can be made by personal or bank check, money order, or major credit card.

For more information, please contact us by calling (352) 753-2612.