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Division of
Professional Regulation

Board of Funeral Services

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New rules require crematories that are not part of a licensed funeral home operation to obtain a Crematory Establishment permit from the Board. The rules go into effect on May 11, 2018. Application forms are now available on this site. To read the rules, click Crematory Rules and Regulations and scroll down to Section 13.0.

Objective and Function

The primary objective of the Delaware Board of Funeral Services is to protect the public from unsafe practices and practices which tend to reduce competition or fix prices for services. The Board must also maintain standards of professional competence and service delivery. To meet these objectives, the Board

  • develops standards for professional competency
  • promulgates rules and regulations
  • adjudicates complaints against professionals and, when necessary, imposes disciplinary sanctions.

The Board issues licenses to funeral directors, interns, funeral establishments and crematory establishments. It also issues funeral director limited licenses to Maryland- or Pennsylvania-licensed funeral directors.

The Board’s statutory authority is in 24 Del. C., Chapter 31.


The Board meets at 10:00 a.m. on the fourth Tuesday of January, March, May, July, September, and November. All meetings are open to the general public and are held in the Cannon Building, 861 Silver Lake Boulevard, in Dover. The meeting schedule is available at the State of Delaware public meeting calendar.

The Board may need to review and approve your application for licensure and will only review a complete application. A complete application includes your application and any documentation submitted through DELPROS and/or any documents submitted through the mail or email from third-parties. The Board will review your documentation at its next scheduled meeting.


Phone – Fax – Email

(302) 744-4500
(302) 739-2711

Mailing address:

Cannon Building,
Suite 203
861 Silver Lake Blvd.
Dover, DE 19904


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