How to get your license: Crematories

Due to facility issues, this licensing program has limited operations. There may be delays in responding to requests. We apologize for the inconvenience. We’re working toward resuming all business operations as soon as possible.

Requirements

To operate a crematory, you must:

  • Have a license or an endorsement on your funeral establishment license to operate a crematory or conduct a cremation. Conducting a cremation without a permit is a misdemeanor.
  • Comply with all city or county zoning, health, and ecology ordinances.

How to get your license

  1. Complete an Crematory Operation Permit Application.
  2. Mail all of the following to the address on the application form:
    • Your completed, signed application.
    • A check or money order for the application fee (payable to the Department of Licensing).

Note: Please allow 5 days, not including mailing time, to process your application.

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