Orlando, Florida

Florida’s Laws Regarding
Funeral Homes and Cemeteries

As with most industries, the funeral industry is subject to an array of regulations. Becoming familiar with what the state allows regarding funeral homes and cemeteries can save time, money and heartache.

A good overview of laws and policies in plain language can be found at Florida Division of Funeral, Cemetery, and Consumer Services.

The actual laws are found in the Florida Statutes in Chapter 497 – Funeral, Cemetery, and Consumer Services

  • General Provisions
  • Cemetery Regulation
  • Funeral Directing, Embalming, and Related Services
  • Preneed Sales
  • Monument Establishments
  • Cremation, Crematories, and Direct Disposition

How do I file a complaint? You may go to the Division of Funeral, Cemetery and Consumer Services website. Go to File a complaint and fill out the complaint form. The completed form should be mailed to: The Division of Funeral, Cemetery and Consumer Services; 200 E. Gaines Street; Tallahassee, Florida 32399-4228, or fax the form to the Complaint Staff at (850) 413-4087.