Licensing Area: Cemetery and Pre-Need Funeral Authority

Contact Information for Frequently Called Numbers

Professional and Vocational Licensing
(808) 586-3000

  • Request an application
  • Inquire about licensing requirements
  • Applicants can check on the status of an application
  • Inquire about licensee maintenance requirements

RICO Consumer Resource Center
(808) 587-3295 or (808) 587-4272

Business Registration Division 

For information to register a business

Executive Officer

Christine Rutkowski

Telephone
(808) 586-2698

Residents on the neighbor islands may call by dialing the following toll free numbers followed by the last 5 digits of the phone numbers above and the # sign:

Kauai 274-3141
Maui 984-2400
Hawaii 974-4000
Lanai & Molokai 1-800-468-4644

Address:
DCCA-PVL
Att: CEM
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801

Email:
cemetery@dcca.hawaii.gov

License Categories

  • Cemetery Authority
  • Pre-Need Funeral Authority

RENEWAL and RESTORATION INFORMATION

Biennial by December 31 every odd numbered year.

On-time renewals for the licensing period of January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2019 begin on Monday, November 6, 2017 and end midnight (HST) Sunday, December 31, 2017

RENEW by license expiration date of December 31, 2017

Renewal hardcopy applications for Cemetery Authority (CE) and Pre-Need Funeral Authority (PNF) license types will be mailed out November 3, 2017

Failure to timely renew by the renewal date will result in the forfeiture of the license. After the renewal date, the forfeited license may be restored within 1 year and subject to meeting restoration requirements. Failure to restore a forfeited license within 1 year after the renewal date will result in the termination of the license and the person must apply as a new applicant and meet current license requirements.

Pursuant to Section 436B-14.5, HRS , any license held by a member of the armed forces, National Guard, or a reserve component that expires, is forfeited, or deemed delinquent while the member is on active duty and deployed during a state or national crisis shall be restored if certain restoration requirements are met. Military Renewal and Restoration Information Sheet.

Regulating Body

Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs – Director