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The NC Board of Funeral Service lost telephone service on Monday, March 6, 2023. We have done all that we can in contacts with the NC Department of Information Technology to restore our service. On Monday, the Department of Information Technology responded to our requests promptly, and they requested repairs from AT&T. To date, AT&T has not responded to these requests.

We regret the frustration you likely have experienced in attempts to reach our staff, and we understand the difficulty you may have encountered in seeking assistance on issues important to you. At present, email is our only means of communication with our stakeholders.

We are hopeful that AT&T will restore our service soon. Until then, please know our regret for this unfortunate and unacceptable interruption in our telephone service.

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  • 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 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:

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(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