Mortuary

Mortuary

State
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
Health Statistics
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver , CO   80246-1530
(303)692-2200
Fax: (303)782-5693
Colorado does not license funeral directors. However, there are a number of regulations that apply and may be enforced by local district attorneys and the state Attorney General. In particular, you should consult the Mortuary Science Code, 12-54-101, Colorado Revised Statutes. You can find a copy of this law, along witih other useful information, at the Colorado Funeral Directors Association website.

Link:  http://www.cofda.org/

Before moving body, must ensure death certificate has been issued. (25-2-110 and 111, C.R.S.)
Funeral director or person acting as such must request a final disposition permit from local county health department. Permit must accompany body and be returned to originating authority after final disposition of body.

Link:  http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/op/regs/vitalstatistics/100601.pdf

Funeral facility requirements include: An office. Adequate preparation room. Necessary instruments and supplies to embalm and refrigerate dead human bodies. Broad selection of caskets reflecting a range in price.
Disclosure requirements include: Full disclosure of ALL available services and merchandise. Must provide complete itemized listing of services and merchandise agreed upon.
Unlawful acts include: To embalm and or make final disposition of a body where a crime is suppected without first contacting the coroner. To discriminate in services because of race, creed, color, or national origin. To refuse to release dead human body to custody of person with legal rights regardless of whether or not costs have been paid. Informing person a casket is required when immediate cremation is desired. To embalm without permission of family member.
Association
Colorado Funeral Director Association
7853 E. Arapahoe Court., Suite. 2100
Englewood , CO   80112
(303)694-4728
For further information regarding this professional trade.
State
Colorado Division of Insurance
1560 Broadway # 850
DENVER , CO   80202
(303)894-7499
Fax: (303)894-7455
Licenses anyone selling pre-need funeral services. (10-15-101 thru 121 C.R.S.)
State
Colorado Department of Revenue
1375 Sherman St
Denver , CO   80261
(303)238-7378
Sales of vaults, urns, caskets, etc., are subject to state and local sales tax. See FYI Sales #9 – Sales Tax Licenses for detailed information.

Link:  http://www.revenue.state.co.us/fyi/html/sales09.html


NOTE:  Businesses transporting only human remains are not considered common carriers and therefore are not regulated by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC).
NOTE:  If applicable, see HAZARDOUS MATERIALS/WASTE
NOTE:  If applicable, see INFECTIOUS WASTE DISPOSAL
NOTE:  Some cities and counties may require permits or special zoning review for morturaries and/or crematoriums. You should check with each city and county where you would be doing business.

Mortuary

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State
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
Health Statistics
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver , CO   80246-1530
(303)692-2200
Fax: (303)782-5693
Colorado does not license funeral directors. However, there are a number of regulations that apply and may be enforced by local district attorneys and the state Attorney General. In particular, you should consult the Mortuary Science Code, 12-54-101, Colorado Revised Statutes. You can find a copy of this law, along witih other useful information, at the Colorado Funeral Directors Association website.

Link:  http://www.cofda.org/

Before moving body, must ensure death certificate has been issued. (25-2-110 and 111, C.R.S.)
Funeral director or person acting as such must request a final disposition permit from local county health department. Permit must accompany body and be returned to originating authority after final disposition of body.

Link:  http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/op/regs/vitalstatistics/100601.pdf

Funeral facility requirements include: An office. Adequate preparation room. Necessary instruments and supplies to embalm and refrigerate dead human bodies. Broad selection of caskets reflecting a range in price.
Disclosure requirements include: Full disclosure of ALL available services and merchandise. Must provide complete itemized listing of services and merchandise agreed upon.
Unlawful acts include: To embalm and or make final disposition of a body where a crime is suppected without first contacting the coroner. To discriminate in services because of race, creed, color, or national origin. To refuse to release dead human body to custody of person with legal rights regardless of whether or not costs have been paid. Informing person a casket is required when immediate cremation is desired. To embalm without permission of family member.
Association
Colorado Funeral Director Association
7853 E. Arapahoe Court., Suite. 2100
Englewood , CO   80112
(303)694-4728
For further information regarding this professional trade.
State
Colorado Division of Insurance
1560 Broadway # 850
DENVER , CO   80202
(303)894-7499
Fax: (303)894-7455
Licenses anyone selling pre-need funeral services. (10-15-101 thru 121 C.R.S.)
State
Colorado Department of Revenue
1375 Sherman St
Denver , CO   80261
(303)238-7378
Sales of vaults, urns, caskets, etc., are subject to state and local sales tax. See FYI Sales #9 – Sales Tax Licenses for detailed information.

Link:  http://www.revenue.state.co.us/fyi/html/sales09.html


NOTE:  Businesses transporting only human remains are not considered common carriers and therefore are not regulated by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC).
NOTE:  If applicable, see HAZARDOUS MATERIALS/WASTE
NOTE:  If applicable, see INFECTIOUS WASTE DISPOSAL
NOTE:  Some cities and counties may require permits or special zoning review for morturaries and/or crematoriums. You should check with each city and county where you would be doing business.
Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (303) 892-3840 oedit.info@state.co.us
Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (303) 892-3840 oedit.info@state.co.us
Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (303) 892-3840 oedit.info@state.co.us
Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (303) 892-3840 oedit.info@state.co.us