Burial Permits

Types of Filings

Individual Filing

Family members and others that need to obtain a burial permit may do so either by mail or in person at our location at 340 N. Mt. View, San Bernardino, CA 92415-0038. An original transit permit or certified copy of the death certificate is required along with the fee in order to receive the permit. Please contact our office at (909) 381-8990 for additional information during regular business hours, Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Mortuary Filing

The burial permit is prepared at the time of filing of the death certificate within the Electronic Death Registration System (EDRS) with cooperation of doctors, hospitals, coroner, and mortuaries, and filed prior to disposition of the deceased.

Emergency Filing

After-hours filing is available on weekends and holidays for the immediate filing of death certificates and burial permits. There is a fee for all after-hours filings and the need for emergency filing must be demonstrated (e.g. religious reasons, shipping out of the country).

The mortuary must ensure that the death certificate and burial permit are completed in EDRS, and ready for acceptance by the local registrar (our staff). Mortuary staff may then call the number below to request filing on an emergency basis (must state reason). Our staff will assist with the completion of the filing. Please note that the Emergency Filing Fee will apply.

Emergency Filing Hours
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Saturday, Sunday, and all County Holidays.

Emergency Filing Phone Number
(909) 379-2411
Only active after hours. For mortuary use only.

Burial Permits


Burial Permit $12.00
Emergency Filing Fee $50.00

County Observed Holidays

  • New Year’s Day, January 1st
  • Martin Luther King Jr., January 21st
  • President’s Day, February 18th
  • Memorial Day, May 27th
  • Independence Day, July 4th
  • Labor Day, September 2nd
  • Columbus Day, October 14th
  • Veteran’s Day, November 11th
  • Thanksgiving, November 28th and 29th
  • Christmas, December 24th and 25th
  • New Year’s Eve, December 31st