Useful Cemetery Information
Should you have any questions on Cemetery information , please go to :
MyfloridaCFO.com, Statutes and Rules, under Funeral and Cemetery Services, Chapter 497, Florida Statutes
Please make sure the business you are dealing with is Licensed with the State of Florida.
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.