Division of
Professional Regulation

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 in addition to any business license issued by the Division of Revenue.

Use this form and instructions to file an application for a(n):

  • Initial 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.



  • Enclose the non-refundable processing fee by check or money order made payable to “State of Delaware.”
  • Enclose a copy of your Delaware Division of Revenue business license for the establishment.


Reporting Changes

File a new Application for Funeral Establishment Permit when either of the following events occur:

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

When neither of the above events has occurred, file a Funeral Establishment Permit Change Request form to report the following. No fee is required to report these events:

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

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