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An Important Message from the NC Board of Funeral Service . . . .
The NC Board of Funeral Service is undergoing a major renovation beginning April 8th through April 12th, 2024. The Board offices at 1033 Wade Avenue, Suite 108, will be closed during this time to visitors. Our email and telephone services will be significantly limited during this week of renovation. We regret any inconvenience to you, but please leave a voice mail or send us an email and we will recover these as soon as possible after we return to the office.

Thank you for your patience and understanding!

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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.

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

License/Permit Renewals

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

Cremations Report Portal

NOTE: We have a separate payment process for the Monthly Cremations Report. Please click this button to access the Cremation Report Portal:

Online Payment Portal

(For All Other Fees)

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.

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

Application for Provisional Funeral Director

$500.00 Resident or Non-Resident

Annual Renewal

$75.00Funeral Director
$250.00 Provisional Funeral 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