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. Thank you, and we look forward to hearing from you.

The staff of the Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation

Purpose

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.

Notice Regarding License Verification Requests (PDF)

Effective March 1, 2019, the Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation (OPOR) will no longer issue paper license verifications. License verifications are available, free of charge, on OPOR’s official database, https://www.pfr.maine.gov/ALMSOnline/ALMSQuery/Welcome.aspx?board=4230. This database is updated in real time as changes occur. The Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation considers this information to be a secure, primary source for license verification.

Future 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.

LICENSES ARE NOW DELIVERED VIA EMAIL

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

http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/getPDF.asp?paper=HP0500&item=3&snum=129 (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

Rulemaking

Board Notices

NOTICE CONCERNING DELIVERY OF FUNERAL SERVICE LICENSES
Funeral Service licenses are now delivered to licensees via email. The email sender is displayed as "noreply@maine.gov" 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.