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

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


Contact Department.



Licensing surcharge to be assessed

The Minnesota Legislature passed legislation requiring a 10% surcharge of no less than $5 and no more than $150 on each business, commercial, professional or occupational license. The funding from this surcharge will go to MN.IT Services (formerly Office of Enterprise Technology (OET)), which is establishing an electronic licensing system for the state. The surcharge will be in place through June 30, 2015. See Minn. Stat. § 16E.22.

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.