Important Forms

At Cremation Society of Washington, we make certain that every cremation process goes smoothly from start to finish. That includes meeting all the legal requirements such as getting the correct authorizations and filing the death certificate.

Below are the forms that relate to the cremation process. These forms collect all the information we need to meet those legal requirements. You must sign and return them to us as soon as you have ordered the cremation.

Instructions for Completing and Returning the Forms

Click on the ‘view’ button of the relevant form. You will get a PDF version of the form, which you will need to print, fill out and sign. To return the signed forms to our offices, you may scan and securely send them by clicking here or you may fax the documents toll-free to 888-971-4032. Alternatively, you can send the documents to PO Box 7506, Tacoma, WA 98417 using first class or registered mail.

Download important forms required for arranging a cremation in King or Pierce County

Need Help?

Make sure you send us the completed form(s) within 5 business days of us receiving the deceased into our care to avoid any additional sheltering fees. If you need any help filling out these forms, do not hesitate to call us toll free at 844-682-6800.

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Authorization For Cremation (Before Need)

This legal document is completed by the person who is arranging his or her own cremation. It authorizes us to carry out the cremation of that person’s remains and it gives instructions to survivors about what they may or may not do with the ashes.

This document must be printed and then signed in front of a witness. Return to us to place in your prearranged cremation file.

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Authorization For Cremation (At Need)

This legal document is completed by the next-of-kin or authorized agent on behalf of the person who has died. It allows and asks Cremation Society of Washington to cremate the deceased’s remains, and it gives instructions about the ashes.

This document must be printed and then signed in front of a witness. Return to us within 5 business days.

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Vital Statistics Worksheet

This legal document is needed to register the death certificate. It is filled out by the deceased’s next-of-kin or authorized agent, and it provides details such as date of birth, social security number, race, marital status and occupation.

Return to us within 5 business days to comply with the laws of Washington State.

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Obituary Form

This form helps you gather information for your loved one’s obituary. Please note that it is down to the family to write, submit and pay for all obituaries. The form includes a list of phone numbers and email addresses for local newspapers.

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