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Crematory Establishment

When to Apply

A valid Crematory Establishment Permit issued by the Board of Funeral Services is required to open or operate a crematory in Delaware when crematory is not part of a Delaware-licensed Funeral Establishment’s operation. Section 13.2.13 of the Board’s Rules and Regulations more fully explains when a crematory does not need a permit.

You should submit an application for this permit when it is a(n):

  • Initial permit for a new Crematory Establishment
  • New permit for a previously licensed Crematory Establishment that is relocating
  • New permit for a previously licensed Crematory Establishment that has changed ownership

This permit is required in addition to any business license issued by the Division of Revenue.

Information on How to Apply for a License in DELPROS

Applications are processed in DELPROS (Delaware Professional Regulation Online Services). The online license application process is simple and provides you with clear instructions throughout each stage of the application process. We strongly recommend that you understand what the requirements are for the license you are pursuing. Then, request and gather the documents you need before you begin the application process. Most of the information and forms are on this website. For further clarification of requirements, refer to your profession’s License Law and the Rules and Regulations.

In order to apply for a license or service request, you must have a DELPROS account. To create a new account or log into an existing DELPROS account, follow the instructions at the beginning of the application process. As part of the final steps of the application process, DELPROS instructs you to either “attach” or “upload” the required documents directly to your application and/or to “acknowledge” that you will either send them in yourself or make arrangements for “third-party” documents/forms to be sent to the Board office. Examples of “third-party forms” are transcripts from schools, employment verifications from a supervisor, and license verifications from another state. These forms usually require a signature, seal, or notary, therefore, must be mailed into the Board office directly. All documents received by mail are scanned and attached to the appropriate license records.

In DELPROS, you have the ability to save your application and return to it to edit/update information or upload documents for up to six months. However, if you do not submit your application within six months, you will have to restart your online application process. The Board office begins processing applications shortly after submission in the portal. You may check the status of your application in the DELPROS system throughout the whole process and we will correspond with you by email. The requirements for this license type are provided in the following section(s).


In addition to submitting the application and fee in DELPROS, you must submit:

  • A copy of your Delaware Division of Revenue business license for the crematory.

Reporting Changes

Submit a new Crematory Establishment Permit application and fee in DELPROS when:

  • The ownership of previously licensed funeral establishment changes (even if name remains the same).
  • A licensed Crematory Establishment moves to a new location.

Submit a Service Request for a Crematory Establishment Permit Change Request in DELPROS when:

  • The Crematory Establishment’s name, not its ownership, changes.
  • The Crematory Establishment’s managing certified operator changes. For more information, see Sections 13.1 and 13.2.14 of the Board’s Rules and Regulations.

There is no fee for this Service Request.