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How to Obtain a Burial Permit

Burial permits are used for burial, cremation, scattering or disinterment. Burial permits may be obtained through any licensed funeral director or by applying in person at the Birth and Death Registration office located at:
1200 North Main Street, Suite 100-A
Santa Ana, CA 92704
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  • To obtain a new burial permit, bring either a copy of the original burial permit, transit burial permit, or death certificate. If you do not have a copy of the original forms, you will be required to complete a "Disinterment Form" prior to receiving the new burial permit.

  • To verify the identity of the person requesting the new burial permit and to ensure that this person has the right to control disposition of the remains, Birth and Death Registration staff will ask the requestor for valid photo identification.

The fee for a burial permit is $12.00 and may be purchased from Birth and Death Registration between the hours of 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except on holidays.

For additional information, you may call Birth and Death Registration at (714) 480-6700.