Burial Assistance - Ouray County Department of Social Services
177 Sherman Street
Data Provided By
Western Colorado 2-1-1 - WC 211
Description of Service
Provides financial assistance to help pay for funeral and burial expenses for Mesa County decedents. Applicants for burial assistance must qualify financially, either because the decedent did not leave sufficient funds for funeral and burial expenses and their family members are either financially unable to provide for such expenses, or cannot be contacted within a reasonable time.
Call to make an appointment; in most cases, an appointment will be scheduled for the same day. Eligibility will usually be determined within 24 hours.
Applicants will need to provide the following information when calling:
- Decedent’s Social Security number
- Decedent’s date of birth
- Decedent’s date of death
- Name of the desired mortuary and/or cemetery
Applicants for burial assistance must qualify financially; the assets and resources of the deceased and all responsible parties will be considered when determining eligibility.
Hours of Operation
Administration Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, closed on major holidays