Where is Maryland Cremation Services located? (top)
Maryland Cremation Services is located just outside of Baltimore, Maryland in Millersville. We offer an option where all necessary paperwork is obtained and filed via internet/fax.
What area does Maryland Cremation Services serve? (top)
Maryland Cremation Services reaches out to Maryland families as far east as Delmarva and as far west as Hagerstown. We can also provide our service to the families of Washington DC and Northern Virginia. Additional fees apply, please call for a quote.
What does “Identification” mean? (top)
The identification process has been established as a safeguard by the Maryland State Board of Morticians and Funeral Directors to prevent any mistaken identity of the deceased. Cremation is an “absolute and irreversible final disposition.” All possible measures are taken to assure the proper identity of the deceased.
The process of identification is usually performed at the place of death by the person holding the primary right of disposition (usually the closest adult relative.) During the process, an identification tag is securely attached to the deceased to assure the identity of the deceased.
How long does it take to complete a cremation? (top)
On average, the cremation process takes a day to complete. As is occasionally the case, some cremations might require more time—depending on the crematory’s schedule and other external factors beyond our control. For further details, please talk to the funeral director in charge of arrangements.
How many death certificates will I need? (top)
The number of certified copies of the death certificate depends on your personal needs. Some people require 25 copies or more. Some families only need only one for personal records. Please keep in mind that an official copy of the death certificate is needed for all business transactions that involve the deceased. This includes bank accounts, insurance policies, stocks, bonds and court documents.
How much do I have to pay for certified death certificates? (top)
The current price set by the Maryland Department of Vital Records is $24.00 per first certified death certificate, and $12.00 for each additional copy purchased in this same transaction. However, if you are ordering certificates at the time of arrangements, we will charge you only $12.00 for each death certificate ordered at that time.
What if I order death certificates just to find out that I need more later on? (top)
That is not a problem. As our courtesy, we can obtain any number of additional death certificates for you at a later time. The price of the first certificate per order is $20.00 a piece and $12.00 for each additional copy purchased in this same transaction. We will mail the certificates to you by a certified mail.
Is Maryland Cremation Services fully licensed with the state of Maryland? (top)
Yes. Maryland Cremation Services is fully licensed by the Maryland Board of Morticians and Funeral Directors, the state government agency that regulates all of the death care industry in Maryland.
Can Maryland Cremation Services provide a Memorial Service? (top)
We can help you in the arrangement of Memorial Services at your convenience and at a location selected by you. Please talk to the licensed funeral director during the arrangement process, or simply give us a call.
Can I have a public viewing before cremation? (top)
Yes. Maryland Cremation Services has a long standing relation with one of the locally owned funeral home and can provide viewing services (with embalming) at a discounted price. Please call us for details.
What form of payment does Maryland Cremation Service accept? (top)
For your convenience, we accept a variety of payment methods: cash, Visa, MasterCard, checks, money orders.