The Yavapai County Public Fiduciary determines financial eligibility for County Indigent Cremation pursuant to Arizona Revised Statutes, Section 11-251. Assistance is provided to funeral homes for deceased individuals who are found to be financially indigent. Eligibility requires that the individual and the family members do not have the ability to pay. The criteria for eligibility is the Federal Poverty Guidelines. This benefit is available for all indigent deaths in the County regardless of permanent residency. There is no fee, but the County reserves the right to file a lien on real property for repayment.
An application can be obtained after the death from any funeral home in Yavapai County. The funeral director will contact the Public Fiduciary and forward the application for determination as to eligibility.