The Funeral Rule
The Funeral Rule was enacted by the Federal Trade Commission and it requires funeral service providers to give consumers accurate, itemized price information and various other disclosures about funeral goods and services. The law requires funeral establishments to quote prices over the phone and to give you a General Price List (GPL) and a Casket Price List (CPL) when you ask in person about arrangements and prices. Learn more by reading our brochure on “Understanding a Funeral Home’s Price List.”
Bay Area Mortuary Retail Pricing
We survey mortuaries to get their latest retail prices. Our members can receive substantial discounts of up to 50% off of these retail prices:
Alameda, San Mateo, Santa Clara, San Francisco, Contra Costa, Marin, Sonoma
Bay Area Cemetery Retail Prices
There are organizations that list, sell and re-sell cemetery plots. Here are two brokers we are aware of in the Bay Area: Cemetery Property Brokers and California Cemetery Brokers. They provided us with information on buying cemetery property that we share with you here.
Veterans Cemeteries in California
The Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) National Cemetery Administration maintains national cemeteries in 42 states and Puerto Rico as well as 34 soldier’s lots and monument sites. You can find the list of VA cemeteries in California here.