The Cemetery Association of Tennessee
- Was established in 1953.
- Is a non-profit association.
- Represents member cemeteries operating in the state of Tennessee.
- Has 80 cemetery members and 14 supplier members.
- Hosts an annual convention for up to 150 attendees in Tennessee each summer.
- Is the representative for the state of Tennessee for the Cemetery Consumer Service Council.‡
- Monitors pending legislation that effects both consumers conducting business with cemeteries and cemeteries in Tennessee.
- Offers leadership, education and guidance to new and existing cemeteries in the state.
Cemeteries operating in Tennessee are:
- Regulated by the State of Tennessee, Department of Commerce & Insurance, Burial Services Division.
- Required to deposit funds into an Endowment Care Fund that insures the perpetual care of the cemetery.
- Required to deposit funds into a Merchandise & Services Trust Fund if they sell goods and services pre-need to insure availability of funds at time of delivery.
‡ Cemetery Consumer Service Council is listed in a federal directory as a resource
for filing complaints about cemeteries.
Our Mission Statement
- Promote goodwill and fair competition within the industry.
- Inform and educate cemetery owners and managers.
- Monitor all legislative and regulatory action affecting Tennessee cemeteries.
- Foster the promotion of the cemetery as a good citizen-organized in your community.