The following information is intended for Funeral Directors to assist them in working with the Office of the Medical Examiner.
Cremation permits are $50 each.
There are two types of cremation authorizations:
- Hand-written permit
For Fetal Death Certificates, Hand Signed Death Certificates, and deaths where the disposition is a donation, the Funeral Director must come to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office to obtain a cremation permit.
- Authorized through IVRS
In order for a cremation to be authorized through IVRS, the funeral home/crematory must have a fax account with the Medical Examiner’s Office. Call (312) 997-3025 to inquire about opening an account and requirements for use.
Questions: Call the Medical Records Department at