Is it illegal to buy a headstone from a cemetery?

Is it illegal to buy a headstone from a cemetery?

A cemetery may flat out say they do not accept cemetery headstones from outside sources, or they may say that an installation fee will be levied if you purchase from another dealer, but not from them. According to the FTC this is considered illegal by federal law as it is restrictive of free trade.

How to contact the New Jersey cemetery board?

Go to the New Jersey Cemetery Board’s website or contact the Board office at (973) 504-6553. Can a monument/vault company sell graves and maintain cemeteries?

Do you need a burial vault in New Jersey?

New Jersey law does not require that you buy a burial vault or outer container to surround the casket in the grave. However, each cemetery has the right to establish its own rules and regulations regarding this subject.

Who is responsible for damage to cemetery headstones?

While they may not be responsible for damage caused by damaged incurred during delivery, acts of nature or vandalism, they certainly are responsible if it is damaged due to worker negligence after they accept it. They may try to question the quality of the cemetery headstones sold by outside dealers.

Where to buy a headstone in New Jersey?

At New Jersey Headstones we understand that purchasing a headstone, monument or grave marker can be an overwhelming experience. Our first priority is to guide you through this unfamiliar process of providing a headstone, monument or grave marker for your loved one.

A cemetery may flat out say they do not accept cemetery headstones from outside sources, or they may say that an installation fee will be levied if you purchase from another dealer, but not from them. According to the FTC this is considered illegal by federal law as it is restrictive of free trade.

Go to the New Jersey Cemetery Board’s website or contact the Board office at (973) 504-6553. Can a monument/vault company sell graves and maintain cemeteries?

While they may not be responsible for damage caused by damaged incurred during delivery, acts of nature or vandalism, they certainly are responsible if it is damaged due to worker negligence after they accept it. They may try to question the quality of the cemetery headstones sold by outside dealers.