Useful Cemetery Information
The first step in selecting a monument is to know the type of monument allowed by the cemetery in which the monument is to be placed. Most smaller country and church cemeteries, allow the use of granite monuments, while most perpetual care cemeteries require the use of bronze monuments in most sections of the cemetery.
If you are unsure, please contact us, Southern Monument (904) 356-4714, prior to thinking about a memorial. We have knowledge of most all the cemeteries.
We are available for a personal appointment to come to your home or we are glad to meet at the cemetery where the memorial is to be placed. We will strive to work with you to make your experience as personal as possible.
Florida Laws allow for the sale of cemetery monuments by a third party dealer. Cemeteries cannot refuse the installation of monuments purchased through a third party, as long as the monument meets the cemetery requirements. They also cannot refuse the care of a monument or gravesite once the monument has been properly installed by the third party. Florida Laws and regulations provide for the protection of monuments no matter where they are purchased.
If the cemetery damages the monument with cemetery equipment, they are responsible for its replacement or repair, no matter where the monument was purchased from. Cemeteries cannot require a setting or installation fee when the third party is the installer.
Unfortunately, many perpetual care cemeteries inform families that unless the monument is purchased through them, the monument is not “protected” .This is simply not true.
Please call us with any questions you may have: Southern Monument (904) 356-4714
4500 N. Main Street
Jacksonville, FL 32206
Across from Evergreen Cemetery
Mon - Fri: 8am - 4:30pm | Sat: 9am - 12pm | Sun: Closed
We also do personal home appointments and cemetery appointments.