How to Start a Cemetery Business

If you want to consider death industry to be your business then you can start a cemetery business.

Starting a cemetery business needs a lot of work, legally and financially. The business can be productive yet challenging.

Deciding about the Option of Cemetery Business

Starting a cemetery business needs a lot of works legally and considerable amount of funds. Investors considering this business must think very carefully on all the details that are included in the business. Nevertheless, this business can be both challenging and profitable. Just like any other businesses, understanding the basic essentials for this cemetery business is a must. Furthermore, you must also think about the different kinds of services that your business must offer. This includes cremation and the famous green burials today. Green burials provide no embalmment or metal caskets, just biodegradable caskets. Also, you can consider cremation because in due time, the space of your cemetery will be full for traditional burials of caskets. Provide your customers with a few choices of burials that can be suited to their requirements.

Steps to Start a Cemetery Business

Before you start, check your competition and know all the cemetery business in your area. Count all the cemetery businesses in the area as well as the surrounding area because it is crucial to know the statistics first before engaging into the business. If there are many cemetery businesses in your area then it is bad idea to still set up your business there. Know the details as well as guidelines in establishing a cemetery business to be able to prevent any future issues and problems that can lead to closure of penalty.

Next is to learn all about the cemetery business by asking someone very familiar with the business. You can ask and talk to people who are in the business. Find someone who is reliable and trustworthy and can teach you the tricks and good strategies of the business. If there is no one who can help you in your area, try contacting other owner of a cemetery business far from your place and who do not consider you as a competition. You can also opt for franchising if you feel that you cannot handle everything and cannot operate your very own business. You can achieve your main goal of being able for the business to survive much easier and significantly.

Before you open a cemetery Business and memorial park business (maintenance), you must ensure that there are really good opportunities for a good franchising opportunities that really made sense and actually nice and profitable. This will ensure a good flow of money and can benefit both of you and your client as well.

71 Comments

  • RICHARD WILLIAMS said on April 11, 2012
    I WOULD LIKE ANY INFORMATION OF CONDUCTING A CEMETERY BUSINESS IN ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA
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  • Wendell Warren said on May 15, 2012
    Tyler, Texas ;Smith County. I would like any information on starting a cemetery in Tyler, Tx.
  • amber jordan said on May 25, 2012
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  • Lorraine Reed said on July 8, 2012
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  • mary holtz said on August 17, 2012
    Hi I live in west Michigan and would love to learn more about starting a cemetery business and helping people in their hour of need, I would love to own operate and run a beautiful place for people to place their loved ones. i would like to create a beautiful and peaceful place, a place where people can come meditate.
  • Angela Coles said on October 3, 2012
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  • Linda Winfrey said on October 22, 2012
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  • Ali said on November 11, 2012
    I want to start a muslim cemetary in Birmingham uk. I have land available but need someone with expertise of cemetary start up processes, planning legislation and costing etc.
  • Veronica said on January 1, 2013
    I love to have information on the cemetery franchise in Lufkin,Tx.
  • Bill Coddington said on January 2, 2013
    I am interested in starting up a Muslim cemetery in portland Oregon and would like to hire the services of a consultant. If interested please contact me.
  • Robin Elmore said on February 6, 2013
    I am interested in starting a cemetery business in St. Augustine ,Fla
  • T.Ware said on March 21, 2013
    I would appreciate all the information on owning a cemetery business in Lincolnton, Georgia there are no public or private cemeteries in Lincolnton, Ga. but church cemeteries that I know of at this time and would love to start my own business. As a child I have always wanted to own my own funeral home and cemetery garden. Could you please send information on who, what, and how. Contact information to my gmail would highly be appreciated. Thank you & Be Blessed
  • Daiga C said on March 24, 2013
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  • Byron Simmons said on April 7, 2013
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  • FREDERICK L. JACKSON said on May 6, 2013
    I WOULD LIKE TO START A CEMETERY BUSINESS IN RIVERSIDE CA. INFORMATION ON PERMITS&OR LIC.
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  • Harold Taylor said on June 23, 2013
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  • Linda said on July 15, 2013
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  • Gracie Laguna said on July 31, 2013
    I would like information on regulations, guidelines, and licensing for a cemetery in San Manuel, AZ.
  • Olga Dennis said on October 25, 2013
    I am interested in all information you may have regarding starting a cemetery business in a rural area Lassen county. There is an existing cemetery in abutting our property. At one time cemetery and surrounding properties were owned by same owner. Property was subdivided and back portion of property was sold to county and designated to be a cemetery.
  • A.Samuel said on October 29, 2013
    I would like to know how to get information to start a Cemetery Business in Goose Creek, SC
  • Carol DeLacey said on January 11, 2014
    Tucson Arizona would like to have mostly green burials lots of trees. A beautiful place to visit and pay honors to ones loved ones. hope to have many graves with markers that are beautiful as well as gaves made by a tree of choice. There will be native plants and opportunity ties for family plots and sectioned off plots who want a family plot. Or plots for specific religions, all with beautiful views. We hope to have on site mason and of course gated perpetual care. we need to know how to get started!
  • Aya Chip said on February 12, 2014
    I am in Manatee County Florida. I would like to open a natural cemetery in my area. If you can send me all the info you have it would help greatly. I already started research on it, but like you say it a lot of work. Thank you
  • Yolonda said on March 14, 2014
    I would like information on starting a cemetery in augusta GA.
  • Zina Stuckey said on April 8, 2014
    I would like information on the cemetery business for both Georgia and South Carolina. ZBS
  • Latiah Scott said on May 11, 2014
    i would like more info on starting a cemetery in Macon GA. or Chicago illinois
  • DC said on June 23, 2014
    I have access to land zoned for cemetery in norther california. I would like advice on how to find qualified, experienced organization to operate the business.
  • Garland Miller said on June 29, 2014
    I live in the Bahamas and I want to start a cemetary business in Nassau Bahamas. Please send some information
  • Muhammad Shamsi said on July 5, 2014
    I have about 7 acres of C-5 land in Cook County in Elmhurst, Illinois and like to start a religious cemetry. Can someone please send me the information how to start and where to start. Thank you.
  • Muhammad Shamsi said on July 5, 2014
    Can some one please help me to provide information how to open a riligious cemetry. I own a piece of land consisting of about 7 acres in unincorporated cook county with C-5 zoning. ( in Illinois). Thank you.
  • Anthony Thompson said on September 20, 2014
    How to start a cemetery business in North Carolina? What steps do I need to get this going?
  • Regina said on September 23, 2014
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  • rod said on September 25, 2014
    I would like information on how to open or operate a cemetery business in Texas.
  • DELORIS k sdHAW said on October 4, 2014
    I would like some information on how to start a cemetery in Dillon & Marion County in SC, please help.
  • Jerry Smith said on October 14, 2014
    Need info on starting a cemetery. Hamilton ms 39746
  • kim said on November 11, 2014
    I would like info on starting a crematory cemetery in ohio.
  • PATTY said on December 11, 2014
    I WOULD LIKE INFORMATION ON STARTING A CEMETERY IN THE STANISLAUS AREA OF CALIFORNIA.
  • Kneedra Bell said on January 4, 2015
    I would like to start a cemetery business in rural Central Mississippi, in the Bolton area. I want my cemetery to be just like Glendale Forest Lawn Cemetery and Memorial Park.
  • Rav said on January 14, 2015
    I would like to explore franchise opportunity. Rav
  • Danny Moore said on January 15, 2015
    I would like to start a new cemetery
  • Keisha Hall said on January 16, 2015
    Hi, I would like more information about opening a cemetery here in the Birmingham, Alabama area, if the city has too much competition I'm still interested in any area of Alabama.
  • Reginald English said on February 3, 2015
    What state departments do I need to contact to get info on what I need to start my business (cemetery) in Texas?
  • Steve Harris said on March 6, 2015
    I would like to know about starting a cemetery business in Grand Prairie Tx. What accounting information is required , and resources are available?
  • Dar Pierre said on March 9, 2015
    I would like more information about opening a cemetery in fort Lauderdale florida.
  • Renee' DeShields said on April 14, 2015
    I would like more information on opening a cemetery in Vineland, NJ.
  • Donna Bourgeois said on April 21, 2015
    Wanting information on rules and regulations for opening a cemetery in La.
  • chanae said on April 25, 2015
    I really interested in opening a new an improve cemetery in the north Carolina I feel it need to be more space to walk and drive I am in need of lots of good advice and information to open a FAMILY IN NEED TO HELP THERE LOVE ONES SLEEP CLEAN AND PEACEFUL INFORMATION I NEED THANKS for your time have a bless day
  • Christopher Harris said on June 23, 2015
    I really interested in opening a new and improved cemetery in Middle GA area I feel there's a need for a more diverse area or location that speaks to the soul of every family not limited to ethnic group or religious affiliate. A site that creates an atmosphere of healing & peace for those enters into bereavement. I am in need good advice & wise council. There's definitely for more of a state of the art location for burial & repast. etc
  • Joy Gambrell said on August 25, 2015
    I would like some advice on opening a cemetery in cobb county, ga or Fulton County, ga. Where do I start. My vision includes a modern cemetery. Somewhere people are comfortable and pleased to have used our services.
  • Lorie Bob said on October 4, 2015
    I would like to know information on selling cemetery plots in Saint Martinville Louisiana. How to get started... thanks
  • K. Mosley said on October 27, 2015
    Interested in any information and mentorship in cemetery business in Paris, Texas.
  • G Romero said on November 14, 2015
    I am interested in any information you might have in opening and operating a cemetery in Valencia county, New Mexico.
  • k said on February 16, 2016
    Interested in starting a cemetery business in WV. Too many have gone unkempt and ignored. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
  • Tony Gonzalez said on March 24, 2016
    I live in Fullerton, California and I am interested in information in opening a cemetery business in my area. I am also interested in areas north of Los Angeles. Thank you for your time.
  • Shakeno Johnson said on April 6, 2016
    I would like more information and help with establishing a Cemetery in The Bahamas. Additionally a partner or franchise may be.
  • cheryl said on April 20, 2016
    I'm a licensed mortician.First hand I know the shortage of cemeteries in my area.Please send information on this matter. Cherylmamon1@gmail.com
  • Connie Bouye said on May 9, 2016
    I would like more information on starting a Cemetery Business in Brooksville Mississippi.I own the land what would are the procedures to start.
  • tamara smith said on May 16, 2016
    would like to start a cemetery business need to know were to start any information would be helpful. live south of Chicago IL.
  • Alfreda Devare said on May 18, 2016
    I would like to start a Cemetery Business in Laplace.La. need to know where to start any information would be helpful
  • Phyllis Scott said on August 11, 2016
    I am inquiring about starting a Memorial Park in conjunction with a crematory without in-ground burials in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Ayman youwakim said on March 10, 2017
    I would like to know information about cemetery business in Nashville tn
  • Charo said on April 2, 2017
    I would like information on how to start/open an cemetery business in needville, TX?
    TIA
  • Monyce said on May 30, 2017
    Would like information about starting cemetery in Jackson co fl, Licenses, regulations, permits etc.
  • Ana said on June 27, 2017
    I need help about steps to start in Indio California and requirements
  • Mr.Haskins said on July 10, 2017
    I will love to know how to start a NEW cemetery business and Oakland CA
  • Diane Williams said on July 18, 2017
    I have an operating Cemetery Business for Sale in Hueytown, AL. Neighboring city to Birmingham. Great opportunity for someone wanting to own or expand into the Cemetery Business.
  • Stephanie Ritter said on September 21, 2017
    I am in need of information regarding the establishment of a small family cemetery in Rutherford County, TN.

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