County Burials


If a Chippewa County resident dies without the means to pay for his or her own burial expenses, then an application can be completed by a family/friend/other to use County funds to pay for these costs. If eligible, authorization will be given to the Funeral Director selected by the family.   Applications must be approved prior to planning the funeral.  A copy of the deceased bank statement must be included in the application.


Costs cannot exceed county approved rates.   Chippewa county may pursue recovery from the deceased available assets to help offset county burial costs.

How to Apply for County Burial

Contact the County directly at 320-269-6401 to request an application and speak with a worker. 

  1. Family Services

    Physical Address
    719 N Seventh Street
    Suite 200
    Montevideo, MN 56265

    Fax: 320-269-6405