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 these 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.
Ownership of previously licensed funeral establishment changes (even if name remains the same)
Funeral establishment that was previously licensed moves to a new location.
File a Funeral Establishment Permit Change Request form to report the following events. Use this form only when neither of the events that requires a new application, listed above, has also occurred. No fee is required with this request form.
The funeral establishment’s name, not its ownership, changes.
The managing Funeral Director of the funeral establishment changes.