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Division Director

Doug Shropshire

Assistant Director

Anthony B. Miller


Funeral, Cemetery and Consumer Services
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0361
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Inspection Requirements

Under Chp 497, Florida Statutes & Related Rules

Note: Inspections may be conducted at any time, of any Establishment or Facility, if the Department has cause to believe the licensee is not in compliance with Chapter 497 and related rule requirements

Category of License

When Inspections are Required

Cemeteries

* Prior to licensure

* Annually

Centralized embalming facilities

* Prior to licensure

* Annually

* Moves to new location

* Change in ownership

* Major modification of facility

Cinerator facility

* Prior to licensure

* Annually

* Change of ownership 

Direct disposer establishments

* Prior to issuance of license

* Annually

* Moves to new location

* Change in ownership 

Funeral establishment

* Prior to licensure

* Annually

* Moves to new location

* Major modification to facility

* Change of ownership

Monument builder

* Before licensure

* Annually

Refrigeration facilities

* Prior to licensure

* Annually

* Change in ownership

Removal service.

* Prior to licensure

* Annually

* Change in ownership