Rhode Island Burial Estimate

Burial Cost Estimate

Burial:

Good $6,500

Better $8,000

Best $10,500

Casket: 20-gauge steel —
or pine.
18-gauge steel —
or oak.
16-gauge steel, stainless steel or copper — or oak, cherry, maple or walnut.
Outer Container: Grave liner —
concrete box with drain holes (no sealing features).
Burial vault — concrete top seal with plastic liner or 18-gauge steel air seal. Burial vault —
concrete top seal with stainless steel liner or 7-gauge steel air seal.
Transportation: Casket coach,
clergy coach and flower car.
Casket coach,
clergy coach and flower car.
Casket coach, clergy coach, limousine and flower car.
Flowers: Casket spray and
lid piece.
Casket spray and
lid piece.
Casket spray, family piece and lid piece.

Each option above also includes:

  • Transfer of remains to funeral home.
  • Basic services of funeral director and staff; including embalming and sanitation of the deceased; cosmetology and casketing the deceased.
  • Death certificate; obituary notices.
  • Printing package, including register book, memorial cards or prayer cards, and acknowledgment cards.
  • Use of facilities and staff for visitation at funeral home, and for funeral ceremony at funeral home or church.
  • Outer burial container, tent and cemetery equipment set-up charge.
  • Church or clergy stipend.
  • Cemetery opening and closing charge.

Cremation Cost Estimate

Cremation:

Good $1,500

Better $3,500

Best $7,000

Direct cremation; no memorial visitation or services beforehand. Direct cremation, but with memorial visitation and funeral services without the body present. Cremation after memorial visitation and funeral services with body present.
Flowers: None. Floral spray. Casket spray, family piece and lid piece.

Included in the Best Option:

  • Transfer of remains to funeral home.
  • Basic services of funeral director and staff.
  • Death certificate; obituary notices.
  • Printing package, including register book, memorial cards or prayer cards, and acknowledgment cards.
  • Use of facilities and staff for visitation at funeral home, and for funeral ceremony at funeral home or church.
  • Use of casket for memorial visitation and funeral ceremony.
  • Church or clergy stipend.
  • Cemetery opening and closing charge.

Advance Directive Form

Download the Advance Directive form for Rhode Island. For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Advance Directive forms.

 

Order Death Certificates

Death Certificate instructions for Rhode Island. For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Death Certificate ordering information.

 

Digital Estate Planning Laws

Law: Title 33: Probate practice and procedure, Chapter 33-27: Access to Decedents’ Electronic Mail Accounts Act, Section 33-27-3
Description: Executors may access email accounts. The state may require a death certificate and documentation of the executor’s appointment before the estate’s representative can see the deceased person’s emails or social networking accounts.
Status: Effective May 1, 2007
New Proposed Legislation: On April 29, 2016 HB 8125 Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access To Digital Assets Act was introduced, which appears to amend or replace their current Access to Decedents’ Electronic Mail Accounts Act. It is currently being held for further study.

For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Digital Estate Planning Laws.

 

Death With Dignity Legislation (a.k.a. Aid-In-Dying or Physician-Assisted Death)

  • Rhode Island has no legislation

For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Death With Dignity Legislation.

 

Organ Donation Registries

Rhode Island Organ Donation registry official link. For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Organ Donation registries.

 

POLST (Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment) Form

Rhode Island doesn’t currently have a POLST program (check the status here). For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state POLST forms.

 

Probate Laws

Title 33: Probate Practice and Procedure

For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Probate Laws.

 

Estate And Inheritance Tax Rate

  • Rhode Island has a 0.8%-16% estate tax rate (exemption threshold: $1.5 million)