Board of Funeral Services

Welcome to the website of the Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation, an agency within the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation. We appreciate your visit to our homepage and we look forward to assisting you.

Although our building in Gardiner, Maine is not open to the public due to the COVID-19 health emergency, our staff remains available to resolve your complaints, answer your questions, and continue to deliver high-quality services to consumers and regulated industries.

Please contact us by email or by phone or through our other online services, and we will assist you. 

You may follow this link to the Secretary of State's office to view a list of board members. Members of the public should not contact board members with questions or comments.  All questions, comments or any other board-related matters must be directed to the Board Staff; (207) 624-8624


The State Board of Funeral Services was established to protect the public through the regulation of the practice of funeral services in the State of Maine.

The primary responsibilities of the Board is to examine and license qualified applicants for licensure to practice funeral service, to inspect funeral establishments and to revoke or to refuse to renew any licenses after proper notice and hearing.

Important Notices

Notice Regarding Continuing Education Requirements (PDF)

Notice Regarding License Verification Requests (PDF)

Note: Correspondence from the Board of Funeral Service will be sent to you by email, so please be sure to keep your contact information current. Follow this link to verify your contact information.


What's New

Laws and Rules

New Law Takes Effect September 19, 2019

Public Law Chapter 101 (LD679) An Act Regarding Licensing of Funeral Practitioners (PDF)

This bill allows the State Board of Funeral Service to issue a permanent license to engage in the funeral service profession and operate a funeral establishment to an applicant who holds an active license to practice funeral service in another state the license requirements of which are substantially similar to the license requirements in Maine. Please read the full text of the bill here (PDF).

Informational Letter


Notice of Board Proposed Rulemaking, Chapter 11: Annual Renewal; Continuing Education; Inactive Status (PDF)  - Deadline for comments is October 28, 2022 by 5:00 p.m.

    Board Notices

    Funeral Service licenses are now delivered to licensees via email. The email sender is displayed as "" and the subject as "YOUR OFFICIAL (license type) LICENSE IS ATTACHED". Paper licenses will NOT be mailed to licensees with an email address on file with the Board.
    You have the opportunity to update your contact information when you renew your license online or you may update your email address and other contact information anytime here.