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Fees and Payments

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License Renewals

NOTE: We have a separate payment process for renewing your license. Please click this button to renew and pay your renewal fee:

Online Payment Portal
(For All Fees Except License Renewals)

Please Note: Application fees are non-refundable, regardless of whether a submitted application is approved or not. Please note that online payment of application fees does not guarantee that your application will be approved.


If you have any questions, please call us at (919) 733-9380.


Effective September 2017, applicants and licensees may pay fees to the Board by credit card, with the following exceptions.

  • Compromise penalties owed pursuant to the terms of a consent order or final agency decision must be paid to the Board by check.

  • Preneed filing fees cannot be paid by credit card at this time.

Instructions and Guidelines

  • Provide a brief explanation of the fee being paid in the “Description” box.

  • Put the applicable permit or license number for which the fee is being paid in the “Customer ID” box. New applicants for licensure should put “None” in “Customer ID” box.

  • Debit card transactions will be processed as a credit transaction. All activity should be reflected in your account within 2-4 business days.

Fees and Other Payments

Funeral Service

Establishment Permit

$200.00Annual Renewal
$100.00Late Renewal

Establishment and Embalming Facility

$75.00Courtesy Card Application
$50.00Annual Renewal


$200.00Licensee Application

Application for Funeral Director, Funeral Service, or Embalmer

$150.00Application, North Carolina Resident
$200.00Application, Non-Resident

Annual Renewal

$75.00Funeral Director
$100.00Embalmer+Funeral Director (when held by same person)
$100.00Funeral Service
$30.00Inactive Status

Resident Trainee Permit

$35.00Annual Renewal
$25.00Late Renewal
$50.00Voluntary Change in Supervisor


$25.00License Certificate

Chapel Registration

$100.00Annual Renewal
$75.00Late Renewal


Crematory License

$150.00Annual Renewal
$75.00Late Renewal

Monthly Cremation Report

$10.00Per-Cremation Fee
$10.00Late Filing or Payment for each Cremation
$75.00Late Filing for Cremation Report, per month

Crematory Manager Permit

$40.00Annual Renewal

Preneed Funeral Contract Regulation

Preneed Funeral Establishment License

$150.00Annual Renewal
$100.00Late Renewal

Preneed Sales License

$20.00Annual Renewal
$25.00Late Renewal

Preneed Contract Filings

$20.00Filing for each Contract
$25.00Late Filing or Payment for each Contract
$25.00Late Filing for each Certificate of Performance
$150.00Late Filing for Annual Report

Transportation Permits

$75.00Annual Renewal
$50.00Late Renewal