License Minnesota

Crematory License

License to operate a crematory.

Agency contact information:

Health (MDH), Minnesota Department of
625 Robert St. N.
P.O. Box 64975
St. Paul, MN 55164-0975
(651) 201-5000 | (888) 345-0823 (MN toll free)
Mortuary Science Section
P.O. Box 64882, 85 East 7th Place, Ste. 220, St. Paul, MN 55164-0882 | (651) 201-3829
Contact Info:


Minnesota Department of Health

Mortuary Science Section

The Minnesota Department of Health is the state's lead public health agency, responsible for protecting, maintaining and improving the health of all Minnesotans.


Minn. Stats. 149A


Application for License to Operate a Crematory

Change of Ownership Crematory

Application forms are available on the MN Dept. of Health (MDH) website, Mortuary Science section at Forms.


Contact Department.



Period of Issuance:

One year.

Length of Determination Process:

Two weeks.

Other Pertinent Information:

If the crematory licensed offers goods or services to the public, it is also required to obtain a Minnesota Department of Health Funeral Establishment License.