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How to get a final disposition permit
Who needs a permit?
You must have a final disposition permit if you:
- Provide the service as a business.
- Don't have authority to dispose of reduced human remains under RCW 68.50.160 (authority is usually limited to direct family members)
How to get your permit
Submit your application:
Log in or sign up to apply online.
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.
Questions? Need help?