Indigent / Unclaimed Cremations

Pursuant to Florida Statues, Chapter 406, the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners is responsible for the disposition of indigent or unclaimed persons who expire in St. Johns County. The Indigent status is met if a deceased household income is less than 150% of the Federal Poverty Level. The Unclaimed status is met when there is no legally responsible person who has accepted responsibility for the body.

Application Process



Prepare the following required documentation:

• Photo ID of deceased and relative or legally authorized representative
• Social Security Card of deceased
• Bank statement(s) 1 month prior to death for all members of the deceased household
• Income verification 1 month prior to death for all members of the deceased household.


Application require all documentation to be submitted. Please do not begin the application process without having all required documents ready for submission:

• Complete the PDF – Indigent / Unclaimed Cremation Services Application. Please print PDF and bring to one of the two offices listed below along with all the required documentation needed for determination.


Once application and all required documents are received and reviewed by a Case Specialist additional documentation may be requested depending on your unique situation.

Contact Social Services

Social Services – Main Office Monday thru Friday, 8am to 5pm

200 San Sebastian View, Suite 2300 St. Augustine, FL 32084

Office Phone: (904) 209-6140

Social Services – Hastings Office Tuesday thru Thursday, 10am to 5pm

Hastings Library, 6195 S Main St.
Hastings, FL 32145

Office Phone: (904) 209-6140