Apply online for a funeral or cremation establishment license in Iowa. Application fee is $90. All application fees are nonrefundable.

Apply Online

Create an account, apply, and pay online using the online licensing portal.

Documentation may be submitted electronically to the board office as follows:

Email: plpublic@idph.iowa.gov

Fax: 515-281-7969

Funeral Establishment Requirements

  • Funeral establishment license applicants must provide the name(s) and addresses of establishment owner(s), and individual(s) holding controlling interest in the corporation or business.
  • Funeral establishment license applicants must provide the name(s) and license number(s) of all funeral directors employed by the establishment.
  • Applicants for a funeral establishment license must provide information about any professional or occupational license disciplinary action by any jurisdiction including, but not limited to, disciplinary action by the Iowa Insurance Division under Iowa Code chapter 523A or 523I, or action by the Federal Trade Commission.
  • Any further information that the board may reasonably require upon receipt of the application for license.

Crematory Establishment License

  • Applicants for a crematory license applicants must provide the name(s) and addresses of establishment owner(s), and individual(s) holding controlling interest in the corporation or business.
  • Applicants for a crematory license must provide the name(s) and license number(s) of all funeral directors employed by the establishment.
  • Applicants for a crematory license must also provide information about any professional or occupational license disciplinary action by any jurisdiction including, but not limited to, disciplinary action by the Iowa Insurance Division under Iowa Code chapter 523A or 523I, or action by the Federal Trade Commission.
  • Any further information that the board may reasonably require upon receipt of the application for license.