County-Paid Burial

Financial Assistance (Welfare)

When a person dies without apparent means to provide for burial or final disposition, the county board shall first investigate to determine whether that individual had contracted for any prepaid funeral arrangements. If it is determined that the person did not leave sufficient means to defray the necessary expenses of a funeral and final disposition, nor any spouse of sufficient ability to procure the burial; pursuant to Minnesota Statute #261.035, Pine County shall cause a burial to be made at county expense, according to the schedule established by the County Board.