County Interments

A county interment may be authorized for those deceased county residents who do not have the resources to provide such interment on their own, and whose next of kin are financially unable to assume their responsibility.

The applicant for the interment service must be the next of kin to the decedent in the following order:
  • An agent under a power of attorney for health care
  • Surviving spouse
  • Surviving adult child/children
  • Surviving parent or parents
  • Surviving competent adult sibling or, if there is more than one surviving sibling, the majority of the surviving adult siblings

Only one application will be taken per decedent.  EHSD will do a financial eligibility determination of the next of kin applicant. The next of kin applicant must certify that there are no assets in the decedent’s estate and that they are financially unable to cover the cost of the interment.

The Interment program covers the cost of the decedent’s cremation.

Applications for the county interment are taken in the General Assistance offices. There are three General Assistance units located in Contra Costa County. If you want to apply for the county Interment program, please call or visit the nearest office:

West County
1305 MacDonald Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801
(510) 412-1920

Central County
400 Ellinwood Way 
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
(925) 602-5001

East County
4545 Delta Fair Blvd.
Antioch, CA 94509
(925) 706-4760


Office hours in each location are
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm