Funeral homes need to comply with government legislation that an Environmental Health officer from council can help with. This compliance covers the general setup of the home from the smoothness of mortuary surfaces to adequate lighting and ventilation.
All funeral parlours must comply with the Health (Burial) Regulations 1946. An Environmental Health Officer (EHO) can help you with this. They can do preliminary inspections at any stage of the development.
Here are the basic requirements:
Registration is renewable each year from 1st April or if the business changes hands.
When you are ready to open contact the Environmental Health Officer for an inspection and apply for a Certificate of Registration. A fee will apply. You may not open until registration has been made and the EHO has approved opening of the premises.
You can print off the Funeral Director Premises application form from the ‘Related Documents’ at the top of this page, fill it out and bring it in to our Customer Service Centre at 215 Hastings Street. Or you can do everything online:
Disclaimers and Copyright
While every endeavour has been taken by the Napier City Council to ensure that the information on this website is accurate and up to date, Napier City Council shall not be liable for any loss suffered through the use, directly or indirectly, of information on this website. Information contained has been assembled in good faith. Some of the information available in this site is from the New Zealand Public domain and supplied by relevant government agencies. Napier City Council cannot accept any liability for its accuracy or content. Portions of the information and material on this site, including data, pages, documents, online graphics and images are protected by copyright, unless specifically notified to the contrary. Externally sourced information or material is copyright to the respective provider.
© Napier City Council - www.napier.govt.nz / +64 6 835 7579 / firstname.lastname@example.org