Get your permit: Final disposition

Learn the requirements and how to get your business permit to dispose of human remains.

Who needs a permit?

You must have a final disposition permit if you:

How to get your permit

You must pay the final disposition permit fee when you apply. Choose the method that works best for you.

Apply for your permit online

You'll receive your permit faster by applying and paying online.

Log into SecureAccess Washington (SAW)

Don't have a SAW account? Learn how to create a SAW account.

Apply for your permit by mail

Complete a Final Disposition of Human Remains Permit Application form.

Mail your application with a check or money order for the permit fee (payable to the Department of Licensing) to:

Funeral and Cemetery Board
Department of Licensing
PO Box 3777
Seattle, WA 98124-3777

Please allow 7–10 business days, not including mailing time, to process your application.

When your permit expires

Your permit expires on January 31 each year. Please note:

  • If you first applied less than 120 days before January 31, then your permit expires the next year
  • If you first applied more than 120 days before January 31, then you must renew on January 31

Helpful permit information

The Governor's Office for Regulatory Innovation and Assistance (ORIA) publishes details about the most common required permits and links to regulatory agencies.

Visit the Permit Timeliness website for more information.

Related information

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