North Carolina Authorization for Cremation

Cremation Authorization

The legal next of kin, or an individual who has written authorization to make decisions regarding disposition of a loved ones remains, must sign an authorization for cremation form.  

This document must be signed in one of the following three ways:
1. In the presence of a Licensed North Carolina Funeral Director; or
2. In the presence of a Notary Public who will also sign and affix their seal on the document; or
3. Signed in the presence of two non family witnesses, 18 years of age or older, verifying the original signature.


Our experienced staff is always available to assist with questions regarding the Cremation Authorization form, the cremation process or cremation services.

Download the Authorization for Cremation form here.