Dakota County offers limited assistance for funeral expenses for Dakota County residents. Payments are made directly to a funeral home or cemetery. Requests for assistance must be received within 60 days from the date of death in order to be considered.
All assets of the deceased are applied to the cost of the burial expenses before public funds are used. For further information on the burial program, please call 651-554-5611 and ask to speak to someone regarding the county burial assistance program.
Other sources for burial assistance funding may include Veterans Services, Social Security, workers' compensation, automobile insurance or other insurance benefits.