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Funeral Establishment Permit



When to Apply

A valid Funeral Establishment Permit issued by the Board of Funeral Services is required to open or operate a funeral establishment in Delaware. This permit is required in addition to any business license issued by the Division of Revenue.

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

  • The first permit for a new Funeral Establishment
  • New permit for a previously licensed Funeral Establishment that is relocating
  • New permit for a previously licensed Funeral Establishment that has changed ownership.


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).


Requirements

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 establishment.


Reporting Changes

You must submit a new Funeral Establishment Permit application when:

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

You must submit a Service Request for a Funeral Establishment Permit Change Request in DELPROS when:

  • The Funeral Establishment’s name, not its ownership, changes OR
  • The managing Funeral Director of the Funeral Establishment changes.

 


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