Forms & Releases

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Signing coroner release

If a death has already occurred, please call 877-878-7988 for immediate assistance.

California Cremation Arrangements

Authorization for Release from Medical Facility – For use when the deceased is at a medical facility.

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California Coroner Releases

Instructions: Complete and scan/email OR fax to Best Cremation Care at 866-246-1521.

Northern California Releases

San Francisco –  San Francisco County Release

Contra Costa – Contra Costa Coroner’s Release

Alameda – Alameda County – General Release

Marin – Marin County – General Release

Santa Clara – Santa Clara County Release (Property Release – Santa Clara Property Release)

Santa Cruz – Santa Cruz County – General Release

San Mateo – San Mateo Coroner’s Release


Southern California Coroner Releases

Los Angeles – Los Angeles County Coroner Release

Orange – Orange County Coroner Release

Riverside – Riverside County Coroner Release

San Bernardino –  San Bernardino Coroner’s Release

San Diego – San Diego County Medical Examiner Release

Ventura – Ventura County Coroner’s Release


Death Certificates

Death certificate ordering processes and options vary by county. Read more.

This page contains the forms most commonly required (or requested) by  families Best Cremation Care serves. If you are in need a form that is not available on this site, please contact an Arrangement Counselor at Best Cremation Care.


Advanced Healthcare Directive

The Advanced Healthcare Directive helps you put your wishes into writing to assist healthcare professionals and others know your wishes.