Palm Mortuary Locations

Palm Mortuary Locations

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Cremation Policies and Procedures

Printed copies of our cremation policies and procedures are available at any of our mortuary locations.
Following are answers to some commonly asked questions about cremation procedures.

The Nevada Revised Statute (451.650) defines the order of priority of persons who may order the cremation of another person as follows:

  1. A person designated as the person with authority to order the cremation of the human remains of the decedent in a legally valid document or in an affidavit executed in accordance with subsection 5 (which provides an example of such an affidavit);
  2. The spouse of the decedent;
  3. An adult son or daughter of the decedent;
  4. Either parent of the decedent;
  5. An adult brother or sister of the decedent;
  6. A grandparent of the decedent;
  7. A guardian of the decedent at the time of death;
  8. A person who held the primary domicile of the decedent in joint tenancy with the decedent at the time of death.

A Registered Domestic Partner may order the cremation of his or her domestic partner according to the Nevada Revised Statute (122A.210).


Palm Mortuary’s policy is to require that all persons having the same priority must complete and sign the Cremation Authorization and related documents.

Cremation can take place only after the following conditions have been met:

  1. Identification of the decedent has been verified;
  2. Civil and medical authorities have issued all required permits;
  3. All necessary authorizations have been obtained, and no objections have been raised.

The authorizing person(s) must make provisions for the final disposition of the cremated remains at the time the paperwork is signed. Cremation is not a funeral service. Any type of remembrance, memorial service or traditional funeral service may be arranged. Cremated remains are the remaining bone fragments resulting from cremation. There are several ways to memorialize and provide a permanent resting place for cremated remains after the cremation. For example:

  • You may have cremated remains placed in a garden or building niche in a cemetery with a plaque or marker to memorialize the individual.
  • You may have cremated remains scattered in a designated area in a cemetery. In addition, you could have the individual’s name listed on a plaque with others scattered in the same area.
  • You may take cremated remains with you or you may have them sent to you by registered mail.
  • You may send the cremated remains outside the United States via air transportation. Additional paperwork and fees will apply.

There are various types and styles of urns (permanent containers for cremated remains) available through Palm Mortuary for memorialization and/or retention.