Cremation Services in Los Angeles

Opal Cremation offers affordable cremation services to families in the Greater Los Angeles area, starting at just $879. This includes ALL fees. Arrange everything online or call our customer care team anytime, 24/7.

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About Opal Los Angeles

Opal’s LA-based team of licensed funeral directors and customer care staff are available to help your family anytime. We are ready to take your loved one into our care and to assist you with planning the final arrangements. Los Angeles is our hometown, and our team is very familiar with all permits and required documents specific to LA County and Southern California. We will handle everything for you, from finalizing the cremation arrangements and paperwork to filing for the death certificate.

Our cremation services are all-inclusive. All fees are included in our prices, so you won’t have to worry about hidden costs getting added along the way. Unlike many other cremation providers in the Los Angeles area, we believe it’s important to be transparent and upfront with our customers regarding pricing. The price you see is the price you pay. View our all-inclusive pricing

We take pride in knowing that our team is the best in the LA area. Every customer is important to us, and it is our mission to help anyone who needs our assistance. Each of our team members has experienced loss in their own family, so we understand how difficult this process can be. We treat every call we get as though we were planning a service for a member of our own family.

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Honor Life Your Way

Let our customer care team help you celebrate the life of your loved one in Los Angeles.

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We Handle the Arrangements

Our Los Angeles customer care staff will take care of all arrangements so that you don’t have to worry about a thing. View FAQs

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Professional Support

Our deeply caring support staff is familiar with LA County laws and regulations and will be with you every step of the way.

LA Contact Information

360 N Pacific Coast Hwy Suite 2000
El Segundo, CA 90245
Phone: (310) 525-5354
Email: [email protected]

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Our Los Angeles Cremation Service Includes:

  • Picking up your loved one from their location.
  • Timely cremation.
  • Filing of the death certificate using an expedited process provided by our partner, VitalChek. A certified death certificate (1) is included in all of our packages.
  • All of the necessary CA permits and paperwork, handled by our team.
  • Hand-delivery options (within Southern California) or shipping (within the Continental US) of your loved one’s remains.
  • An urn or temporary urn, depending on the chosen package.
  • 24-hour customer care support: Our customer care team is available any time you have questions.
  • Regular updates throughout the process via preferred contact method: text message, phone, and/or email.

Additional Services We Provide:

  • Options for your loved one’s ashes: We offer many ways to memorialize your loved one, including scattering at sea, tree burials, cremation stones, and cremation diamonds.
  • Expedited shipping options.
  • Shipping remains outside of the Continental US.
  • Witnessed viewings of the cremation.

What Our Customers Are Saying About Us

Throughout the Golden State, we’re proud to see the consistent and positive feedback from families and friends that we have worked with. From affordable costs to quality support, our customer care team is here to give you the best experience possible during such a difficult time. Here’s what our LA customers have to say about us.

5 star review for cremation services

“Opal Cremation of Southern California provided thorough, compassionate services and helped us every step of the way through the cremation process including paperwork and answering all of our questions. They went above and beyond and there were no surprises at any point in our journey with them. They are affordable, kind, and we highly recommend them.​”

Nancy D – Los Angeles, CA

5 star review for cremation services

“They are awesome. They provided us with such a great service, that frankly exceeded all our expectations. Troy, the owner/manager took it upon himself to guide us through the process and help us with all the documents that we needed. Especially when it came to documents necessary to transport our loved one’s remains (ashes) out of the country. He really went above and beyond with his caring and compassionate service. Five well deserved stars. I highly recommend using their service.​”

Onathy – El Segundo, CA

5 star review for cremation services

“I would like to say that I used Opal services after my oldest daughter died suddenly in her sleep. I was completely unprepared for what to expect and I had very little money to do a burial. One of her friends mentioned that she wanted to be cremated. I found Opal Cremation here on yelp. They only had one review, but I decided to request services. Let me tell you, they were awesome. They made sure I knew what was happening every step of the way. I thank them for their compassion, knowledge and attention to all the details. They made what could have been a very stressful event almost stress less.. I truly appreciate Opal cremation services.”

Tanya T – Los Angeles, CA
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Los Angeles County Resources

LA County Coroners Office

Los Angeles County Department of Coroner
1104 N. Mission Road
Los Angeles, CA 90033
(323) 343-0512

Website: Los Angeles County Department of Coroner
Release Form: Los Angeles County Coroner Release

In LA County, Coroners fees can be upwards of $400 for collection and transport.

Death Certificates

Each certified copy of a death certificate costs $24 in Los Angeles County.
Death certificates can be purchased by visiting:
County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health

Additional Resources

Los Angeles County Medical Facility List

Frequently Asked Questions by Our LA Families

Cremation costs vary throughout Southern California, but the average cost to LA residents is just over $1000. There are cremation providers who advertise much lower prices. However, it is important to note that these are simply ‘base’ prices and do not include all of the fees necessary to fulfill an arrangement. In many cases, a cremation service advertised for $600 may actually end up costing you closer to $1400. If the cremation provider does not specify ‘all-inclusive’ pricing, then the price you see is not necessarily the price you’ll get. 

At Opal Cremation, our prices are all-inclusive. We don’t believe in adding on surprise fees when it comes time to pay. The price you see on our website is the price you’ll pay!

Our service area covers all of Los Angeles County, from the north near Lancaster to Long Beach in the south. Our LA office is located in El Segundo.

Full list of cities we serve in this county include:
Santa Clarita, Palmdale, Torrance, Downey, West Covina, Pomona, Burbank, El Monte, Compton, Norwalk, South Gate, Carson, Santa Monica, Hawthorne, Glendale, Lakewood, Bellflower, Baldwin Park, Beverly Hills, Inglewood, Alhambra, Lynwood, Pico Rivera, Montebello, Monterey Park, Redondo Beach, Gardena, Huntington Park, Arcadia, Diamond Bar, Culver City, Paramount, Glendora, La Mirada, Covina, Azusa, Bell Gardens, Whittier, Rancho Palos Verdes, San Dimas, La Puente, San Gabriel, Monrovia, Rosemead, Temple City, Bell, Pasadena, West Hollywood, La Habra Heights, Claremont, Manhattan Beach, Lawndale, La Verne, Walnut, Maywood, Signal Hill, South Pasadena, Hidden Hills, Bradbury, Cudahy, Calabasas, Duarte, Agoura Hills, Lomita, La Cañada Flintridge, South El Monte, Hermosa Beach, Avalon, Artesia, Santa Fe Springs, Hawaiian Gardens, Cerritos, Palos Verdes Estates, San Fernando, Commerce, Malibu, Sierra Madre, Westlake Village, Rolling Hills Estates, Rolling Hills, Irwindale, Vernon, Industry, and San Marino.

Call our LA-area customer care team today at 310-525-5354.

If you’re loved one has passed away in LA County but you live elsewhere, we can help guide you through the cremation process. Our customer care team is here to assist you with all of the necessary paperwork including consent forms, death certificates, and required legal documents. We’ll take care of everything! Call our Los Angeles area customer care team today at 310-525-5354.

There are several ways you can receive your loved one’s remains from us after the cremation: We can ship the remains to your home in Los Angeles, or anywhere in the USA via USPS Priority Mail Express shipping, with tracking and insurance as available options. If you need to ship outside of the US, please call our customer care team to discuss options at 1-888-963-2299. If you live in or around the Los Angeles area, we can hand-deliver the remains to your address, or you can arrange to pick up the remains from one of our locations.

Another option we offer is to scatter ashes at sea. The state of California has specific rules and regulations around scattering ashes at sea, so we have created relationships with several service providers who can assist in arranging this. There is no additional charge for this service when our Gold cremation package is purchased. For more information on how to scatter ashes at sea in California, call our LA customer care team to discuss options at 310-525-5354.

Yes, we will ship your loved one’s remains to you, whether you live in LA or not. Shipping within the Continental US is included in the price of the cremation service. However, additional shipping costs may need to be assessed if your delivery address is outside of the Continental US. Please call our Los Angeles customer care team to discuss options at 310-525-5354.

The type of paperwork required for cremation varies depending on the state. In California, the first thing needed is a death certificate, which can be obtained by calling or visiting the County where your loved one is located. There are additional release forms and documents that require information about the deceased, the next of kin, contact information, end of life plans, signatures etc. Opal Cremation of Los Angeles will handle all of the paperwork, releases, documents, and application for death certificates on your behalf.

We are here to help you and your family during this difficult time, and the last thing you need to worry about is making sure all of the required paperwork is completed timely and accurately. Please call our Los Angeles customer care team today to get the process started at 310-525-5354. Or, click here now to get started online.

Yes, our support staff will walk you through the entire cremation process. We will handle all of the required paperwork and consent forms and keep you and your family up to speed on everything that is happening. At any point during the cremation process, you can call our Los Angeles customer care team at 310-525-5354.

Getting a death certificate in LA can be confusing if you are not familiar with the process. Luckily, Opal Cremation of Los Angeles takes care of all the necessary paperwork to get one or more copies of a death certificate sent directly to you. We have a partnership with Vitalchek, an online-based, vital records service provider who can expedite the process much faster than simply going through the County. Instead of waiting several weeks (as with other cremation service providers in LA County), Opal customers can get one or more copies of a death certificate within 3-10 days. 

This expedited service is free of charge with either the Opal Silver or Gold packages. Our prices are all-inclusive as we don’t believe in upcharges. The price you see on our website is the price you pay.

Regarding costs:
The first death certificate is free; each additional death certificate costs $24. For expedited shipping through UPS, there is a $19 fee. If you’d like to learn more about death certificates, please visit the links below or call our LA customer care team at 310-525-5354.

Additional California death certificate resources here:
Quickly Get a Death Certificate Online in California with VitalChek Services
Death Certificates: Everything You Need to Know

Yes, you can preplan with Opal Cremation of Los Angeles! We work with Homesteaders Life Company to provide the best in preplanning and arrangements so that your family can have peace of mind and lock in a price today. Our customer care team is ready to walk you through the preplanning process today. Call us at 310-525-5354.

No, you do not have to buy an urn for cremation when working with Opal. We now offer a handcrafted rosewood urn as part of our standard package.

Most cremation companies up-charge families like yours for even the cheapest of urns. Or, they simply hand back the remains of your loved one in a black plastic bucket, which is actually the industry standard basic urn.

At Opal Cremation of LA we refuse to return remains in a piece of cheap plastic. We pride ourselves on our white-glove concierge service, treating every family as if they were our own. If you live in the LA-area and you’d like to learn more about our services or urn options, please call us today at 310-525-5354.

If you have more questions and would like to speak with our LA customer care team, please call us, 24/7, at 310-525-5354. Our customer care staff is always happy to help.

The cremation process is time-consuming and requires a lot of attention to detail, and it goes without saying that great communication skills are paramount throughout this process. At Opal Cremation, we pride ourselves on walking families through this process every step of the way.

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Special Places to Celebrate a Life in LA

There are countless reasons to love Los Angeles. Whether your loved one grew up in the area, or if it held meaning for them for other reasons, there are so many unique places and spaces to host a Celebration of Life event in which to honor and reflect on your loved one’s memory. From the bright lights and big city of Hollywood to the long stretch of shoreline at Long Beach, and everything in between, you are sure to find a meaningful way to celebrate a life well lived in the City of Angels.

For a family-friendly day of togetherness and reflection, perhaps after a memorial service, Leo Carillo State Beach easily fits the bill. Not only does this beach have tidal pools and sea caves, you can also find picnic areas, campsites, and a visitor center with interactive displays so you can learn more about the history of the park. You can find Leo Carillo State Beach in Malibu, on the Pacific Coast Highway, 28 miles north of Santa Monica. This is a terrific spot to sit back, take a deep breath, and spend some time with family and friends during what might otherwise be a stressful time following the loss of a loved one.

If you are honoring a loved one who enjoyed being active and enjoyed nature, grab some sturdy hiking shoes and water, and explore some of the beautiful hiking trails that Los Angeles has to offer. For a very special treat, consider visiting the Eaton Canyon Natural Area and Nature Center. This spectacular spot has a little bit of everything: gorgeous botanicals, a variety of live animals, and a beautiful and refreshing waterfall, making this an ideal place to quietly reflect on your recent loss. You can find Eaton Canyon at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains in Pasadena.

Los Angeles has more museums and theaters than any other city in the U.S. If you are celebrating an artist or a loved one who appreciated art, consider spending some time at The Broad. The Broad is a contemporary art museum which offers free general admission and regularly rotating exhibitions. You can find The Broad on Grand Avenue in Downtown LA. Even if art isn’t something you generally spend time with, The Broad makes it accessible to all in a warm and welcoming environment—providing a terrific opportunity to unwind with family and friends, while reflecting on the shared loss of your loved one.

While Los Angeles is generally thought of as a big, celebrity-filled city, it has so much more to offer than bright lights and famous stars. Whether you’re looking for an escape after experiencing a loss, or a place to hold a unique memorial service, LA is home to beautiful beaches, parks, and nature trails, a vibrant art scene, and some of the best food and drinks in the country. Los Angeles is full of special, meaningful opportunities to celebrate a life well lived.

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Personalized Cremation Plan

Opal Cremation makes it convenient and easy for you to receive a free cremation plan specific to you with no commitment necessary. Get started today by answering a few simple questions.

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