County Cremation Application
This packet is to be completed in the following instances:
When requesting the San Mateo County Coroner’s Office to take custody of human remains (including fetal remains of 20 weeks uterogestation or more) which are unclaimed pursuant to Health and Safety Code §7401.
This packet is NOT to be completed:
When the decedent is referred to the San Mateo County Coroner’s Office for any of the reasons specified in Government Code §27491. These are cases where, by law, the Coroner takes custody of the remains and conducts a death investigation.