Funeral and cemetery services

Funeral services include:

  • the provision of a 24-hour on-call service, which is an obligatory service of general economic interest, and
  • funeral services that are provided on the market and cover the following:
    • the transport of the deceased not provided by the 24-hour on-call service;
    • the preparation of the deceased;
    • the cremation of the deceased;
    • the preparation and execution of the funeral.

Cemetery services are provided by municipalities and include the management and maintenance of cemeteries.

A funeral service provider may be a natural or legal person that meets the conditions laid down by the Funeral and Cemetery Services Act and has obtained a permit to provide funeral services, which is issued by the ministry responsible for the economy. Exceptions are service providers that only provide a 24-hour on-call service, which is regulated in accordance with the provisions of the Services of General Economic Interest Act.

A funeral and cemetery service provider may also be a company which has its registered office outside Slovenia and which has been issued with a certificate of occasionally providing funeral services in the Republic of Slovenia by the ministry responsible for the economy.

The minimum standards and norms for the provision of funeral services are laid down in the Rules on the minimum standards and norms for the provision of funeral services.

A municipality, by way of an ordinance, lays down cemetery rules determining the provision of funeral and cemetery services in more detail.

Cessation of the provision of funeral services

A natural or legal person that ceases to provide funeral services must deregister from the register of funeral service providers within fifteen days. The register is kept by the ministry responsible for the economy.


Conditions and evidence

Responsible: Ministry of Economic Development and Technology | Last updated: 23. 09. 2020