Q: Do I have to make prior arrangements in order to utilize cremation services with the Cremation Center of Birmingham?
A: No, if a death has occurred or is imminent, you may call (205) 582-8783 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We will send our caring, professional team to the place of death and bring the person who has passed away into our care. No prior arrangements are necessary.
Q: Does the $950 price include transportation from the place of death to the cremation center?
A: Yes, the $950 price does include all transportation charges within 50 miles of Birmingham, Alabama.
Q: Does Cremation Center of Birmingham offer cremation service outside Birmingham, Alabama?
A: Yes, we offer service statewide in Alabama. Additional mileage charges range from $100 to $300, depending on the location. However, even with this additional mileage, our price is still very affordable.
Q: Does the cremation center require an up-front payment in order to make pre-arrangements for a cremation?
A: No, you do not have to pay in advance in order to set up a plan for your final wishes. We can email, postal mail, or fax the necessary papers for you to begin pre-planning your final arrangements with no up-front money required. We will then place this information in your file for the future. Then, you will pay when death occurs.
Q: Why is your cost so much lower than your competitors? How can you afford to do cremations at only $950, compared to many funeral home prices, which are over $4,000?
A: Cremation Center of Birmingham families tend to choose to handle their own memorial service at the cemetery, at their church, or at home. They may plan to have a private family-only scattering—whatever is the best way to memorialize their loved one. Cremation Center of Birmingham keeps our overhead low so that we may offer the best possible price to our families.
Q: Will Cremation Center of Birmingham assist with filing for death certificates and placing obituaries?
A: Yes, Cremation Center of Birmingham will assist in providing all of the needed forms for receiving certified copies of death certificates. We also provide confirmation to newspapers, allowing obituaries to be placed nationwide.
Q: Do we have to meet in Birmingham, Alabama, in order to use Cremation Center of Birmingham?
A: No, we can fax or email necessary documents that the family can then have notarized (at any bank or UPS store). Just email or fax the documents back to us. When the documents have been received electronically, the cremation can take place. The originals are returned to us by postal mail.
Q: Does the $950 cremation price include an urn?
A: Yes, our $950 price does include a basic, rectangular plastic urn that is suitable for shipping, scattering, or burial. We do have a link that allows you to view and purchase other urns.
Q: Will there be any hidden or extra charges that we weren't expecting with Cremation Center of Birmingham?
A: No, the $950 price includes transportation from the place of death, the cremation and basic urn, and filing any necessary legal documents with the state and federal government. Any other charges that are incurred would be anything extra that the family elects to do with outside companies, such as:
Ordering Copies Of The Certified Death Certificate (This Charge Is Paid Directly To The State Of Alabama)
Obituaries (These Costs Are Paid Directly To the Newspaper)
Cemetery Charges (If You Plan To Bury the Urn Or An Urn Vault—We Have Very Affordable Urn Vaults, Starting At Only $300)
Flowers for the Service (Arrange This Directly With Your Own Florist)