License and Compliance
The Board issues animal crematory licenses to a fixed location that offers animal crematory services. All licenses expire on December 31st of every even-numbered year.
Pending inspection and licensure, the crematory may open for business once the completed application and appropriate fee have been submitted to the Board's office. Please see the Animal Crematory Application and Instructions for more details, including the steps required to obtain licensure.
Each applicant is required to designate a "Responsible Owner," who is designated by the animal crematory owner to be responsible to the Board for the operation of the animal crematory.
The Crematory Inspection Checklist may be a useful tool in regards to different security measures required of a crematory and what is expected regarding processing equipment, safety equipment and information concerning written procedures.
Applicants will also want to review the applicable Arizona statutes and rules that pertain to animal crematory licensing. These can be found under the Statutes and Rules tab on our website.
NOTICE: Pursuant to Section 41-1093.01, Arizona Revised Statutes, an agency shall limit all occupational regulations to regulations that are demonstrated to be necessary to specifically fulfill a public health, safety or welfare concern. Pursuant to Sections 41-1093.02 and 41-1093.03, Arizona Revised Statutes, you have the right to petition this agency to repeal or modify the occupational regulation or bring an action in a court of general jurisdiction to challenge the occupational regulation and to ensure compliance with Section 41-1093.01, Arizona Revised Statutes.