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 site and we look forward to assisting you. OPOR’s Gardiner office is open to the public from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. While you are welcome to visit our offices, for faster service, we encourage you to take advantage of our many online services.
To ensure that someone is available to assist you, we recommend that you schedule an appointment in advance. Please contact us by email or by phone or through our other online services, and we will assist you. After making an appointment, click on this link for directions.
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.
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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.
CHAPTER 12, TRANSPORTATION OF HUMAN REMAINS (Repeal and Replace)
This is the final adoption of a major substantive rule that was approved by the Legislature through LD 374 (Resolve C. 20). The rule establishes minimum standards for how containers, platforms, or transportation equipment must be secured in vehicles owned, leased, or otherwise used by a practitioner of funeral services.
Multipurpose funeral vehicles owned or leased by funeral establishments or funeral practitioners must be in compliance with the rule as soon as practicable, but no later than five (5) years form the effective date of the rule which is September 23, 2023;Final Adoption Ch 12.pdf
The amended version of Chapter 11, Annual Renewal; Continuing Education; Inactive Status; became effective January22, 2023. Adopted Chapter 11 (PDF)
NOTICE CONCERNING DELIVERY OF FUNERAL SERVICE LICENSES
Funeral Service licenses are now delivered to licensees via email. The email sender is displayed as "firstname.lastname@example.org" 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.