Permits to dispose of human remains by burial, cremation or transport out of the city or its contiguous counties are issued for all deaths that are registered with the Office of Vital Records, and are exclusively given to Funeral directors, undertakers, hospitals or their representatives who are registered with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Office of Vital Statistics.
Office of Vital Records
125 Worth Street, Room 125
New York, NY 10013
For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: Burial Desk/Funeral Director Registration