Burial Permits

Effective September 1, 2014, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts implemented new policies and procedures for obtaining Burial Permits.

In compliance with these policies and procedures all Burial Permits for deaths occurring September 1, 2014, and after must be obtained by the Funeral Home through the Commonwealth's "Opt In" online system. This system allows the Funeral Home to obtain a Burial Permit at its convenience, twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays. 
The cost of the burial permit is ten ($10.00) dollars. Payment may be remitted in the form of cash or check payable to the Town of Ipswich. Checks may be mailed to: Town Clerk, 25 Green Street, Ipswich, MA 01938, or paid online. 

Online Burial Permit payment.  (Funeral homes only).

Please note that certified copies of death certificates will not be issued until the payment of the Burial Permit is received.