Can the funeral home charge me additional fees for accepting a casket from a third party?
No, a funeral home cannot charge you additional fees for accepting the casket during normal business
hours. However accommodations for delivery after hours or disposal of packaging material can be
What is a Cash Advance Item?
A cash advance item is where the funeral home pays for an item on your behalf such as flowers, death certificates or grave openings just to give you a few examples.
What is an Alternative Container?
An alternative container is a readily combustible container used to contain the body prior to cremation for safe handling of the crematory operator. They can be simple cardboard or can be made in a more traditional fashion with interiors and higher quality materials. Alternative containers are required by both the crematory for operator safety and hygiene as well as Maryland law regarding crematory operation.