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Funeral Director Licenses

​The Environmental & Occupational Health Division (EOH) implements and enforces the Massachusetts Division of Professional Licensure’s regulations for funeral directing, which are under the Board of Registration of Embalming and Funeral Directing. These regulations set requirements for safety procedures in funeral establishments. In order to provide funeral services in the city of Boston, funeral directors must have an annual funeral director license from the EOH.   
Funeral Director License Application - Online Version (RENEWALS ONLY. If you are opening a NEW funeral home, please submit your application to us by mail with a check payment. If you are a NEW FUNERAL DIRECTOR, you may still apply online.)

COVID-19 Funeral Assistance: FEMA is offering COVID-19-related funeral assistance. For more information, please visit
Questions? Contact the EOH at 617-534-5965 or

Boston Public Health Commission
1010 Massachusetts Ave, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02118.
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