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How to get a Cremated Remains Disposition Permit

Who needs a permit?

You must have a Cremated Remains Disposition Permit if you:

  • Provide the service as a business.
  • Don't have authority to dispose of cremated remains under RCW 68.50.160 (authority is usually limited to direct family members)

How to get your permit

Submit your application:


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By mail

Mail a completed Final Disposition of Human Remains Permit Application with a check or money order for the $70 fee (payable to the Department of Licensing) to:

Funeral and Cemetery Board
Department of Licensing
PO Box 3777
Seattle, WA 98124-3777

Please allow 7-10 business days, not including mailing time, to process your application.

How long your permit is valid

Your permit will be valid through January 31.

Helpful permit information

The Governor's Office for Regulatory Innovation and Assistance publishes:

  • Details about the most common required permits in the state
  • Links to regulatory agencies statewide

Go to the Central repository of Permit Timeliness Data (data.wa.gov) to review the data.

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