Forms and Publications

The documents listed below are available for your convenience. We have provided the forms to facilitate a process by which an individual can make arrangements without visiting our offices.

While we encourage people to come into our facilities we understand that there are times when the individuals making the funeral arrangements may live out of town or be physically unable to visit. You may print these forms and fill them out by hand.

These are basic forms that can be used for cremation or funeral services. In addition to the forms, we have provided copies of the State of California’s Consumer Guide to Funeral & Cemetery Purchases (English & Spanish versions) for your perusal. When you contact our office, our staff will let you know which forms you will need.

Authority to Cremate and Order for Disposition

This form provides information on the cremation process. The form must be filled out by the person(s) authorized to determine the final disposition of the deceased. Additionally, the form allows the authorized individuals to provide information to the funeral home to assist in completing necessary paperwork.

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Authorization for Disposition with or without Embalming

This form will tell our staff whether you would like the deceased to be embalmed. Embalming is not required by law. If you choose a service with an open casket or a service in a chapel embalming will be beneficial.


Authorization for Internet Broadcast

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Authorization for Release of Remains of the Decedent Form

This form authorizes hospitals, nursing homes and other funeral homes to release the decedent to the named funeral home.

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California Compra de servicios de funerales y cementerios

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Casket Price List - Reade & Sons - June 26, 2012

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Consumer’s Guide to Funeral & Cemetery Purchases

This guide was created by the State of California Cemetery and Funeral Bureau to provide helpful information to individuals and families to assist them in the decision making process. The guide provides valuable information on consumer rights and funeral home requirements.

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Declaration for Disposition of Cremated Remains

This form is required by the State of California if the deceased will be cremated.

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Order of Release for Fresno County Form

This form authorizes the Fresno County coroner’s office to release the decedent to the funeral home.

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Preneed Disclosure Form Preneed Disclosure Form

Through this form the funeral home discloses whether there is a written preneed arrangement on the decedent. By law, funeral homes are required to disclose the existence of preneed funeral agreements.

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Reade & Sons General Price List

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Witness Cremation Request Form Witness

We offer clients and their families/friends the opportunity to witness the cremation process in our facility. This form must be completed by the person legally authorized to control the disposition of the deceased.

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