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Frequently Asked Questions

Which items of service can I always see in order to comparison shop?

The Funeral Rule requires funeral homes to itemize sixteen specific items.The following service and product items can be compared with any funeral home you choose.

Hamilton's Fees

  1. Forwarding of remains to another funeral home – $1,975 (US) & $2,175 (outside of US)
  2. Receiving remains from another funeral home – $2,110
  3. Transfer of remains to the funeral home – $350
  4. Direct cremation – $1,715-2,580
  5. Immediate burial – $2,310-3,800
  6. Embalming – $600
  7. Other preparation of the body – $350
  8. Hearse – $260
  9. Limousine – $120
  10. Use of facility and staff for visitation – $500
  11. Use of facility and staff for funeral ceremony – $500
  12. Use of facility and staff for memorial service – $500
  13. Use of equipment and staff for graveside ceremony – $250
  14. Individual casket prices or their price range – $950 to $29,800
  15. Individual outer burial container prices or their range – $800 to $3,775
  16. Basic services of funeral director and staff, and overhead – $1,925

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