Funeral Establishment

Permit Information

No permit shall be issued by the Board unless the Funeral Establishment has in charge, a full time, licensed Funeral Director.

The facility must have preparation room with table, hot and cold running water and equipment, instruments and supplies necessary for embalming. See Wis. Admin. Code § FD 1.09, for a detailed description of preparation rooms. Each Funeral Establishment must also have pricing cards, disclosure statement, itemized statement and casket listing. See the Federal Register Part 453 regarding funeral industry practices


Application for Permit

FormDescription
397Application for Funeral Estblishment Permit
2252​Convictions and Pending Charges
3071​Fax Payment Form

Renewal Information

Requirements

  • FEE (See Renewal Dates and Fees)
  • SIG (Signature regarding the current Funeral Director in Charge)
  • FDC (*Funeral Director in Charge must be verified by Department staff - this person cannot be in charge of more than 3 Funeral Establishments)

Renewal Methods

  • Online Log In: License Renewal Online
  • Request a Paper Renewal Form: (888) 506‑4239 or (608) 261‑4460 for the Madison area

FormDescription
RDAFRenewal Dates and Fees

*Per WI Stats 445.105 (2m) and (2s), beginning June 2013, in order to renew a funeral establishment permit, the funeral director in charge of the funeral establishment may not be the funeral director in charge of more than three funeral establishments and at least one of the funeral establishments in which he/she is funeral director in charge of must have a preparation room.  A preparation room can be shared by only three funeral establishments and the funeral director in charge must be the funeral director in charge of all three funeral establishments.  A funeral director in charge is a person who has full charge, control and supervision of all funeral directing and embalming services at the funeral establishment.