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It is our mission to provide a deserved, lawful, proper and dignified manner of disposition for those decedent residents who are indigent or go unclaimed upon death, and to handle every case accurately and lawfully with the utmost attention. Bernalillo County respects each individual in the community and will treat all with maximum regard and dignity. 

The Bernalillo County Procurement and Business Services Department administers the Unclaimed/Indigent Cremation Program for deceased persons who have passed away within the geographical boundaries of Bernalillo County, as directed by state law.

A local funeral home is under contract with the county to provide direct cremation only.


Address: City/Government Building
One Civic Plaza NW, 10th Floor
Suite 10010
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone: (505) 468-7013
Fax: (505) 468-7067

Hours: Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - noon; 1 - 5 p.m.
​Closed on observed holidays

Email: davaquera@bernco.gov


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