Application for Monument Establishment License


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Applicant – print name here: ___________________________________________

DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES Division of Funeral, Cemetery & Consumer Services 200 East Gaines Street Tallahassee, FL 32399- 0361

Application
For Monument Establishment License
Under Section 497.550, Florida Statutes. Before the Board of Funeral, Cemetery and Consumer Services.

APPLYING FOR: (CHECK ONE) MONUMENT BUILDER _____ MONUMENT RETAILER____

If applying in first year of biennial renewal cycle (i.e., if

If applying in second year of biennial renewal cycle (i.e.,

applying in the period Oct. 1 of an odd year to Sept. 30 of if applying in the period Oct. 1 of an even year to Sept.

even year)

30 of odd year)

$450 License fee

$450 License fee

$450 Inspection fee (builder only)

$225 Inspection fee (builder only)

$ 5 Unlicensed activity fee

$ 5 Unlicensed activity fee

$905 Total due with application

$680 Total due with application

If you have any questions or need assistance in completing this application, please contact the Division of Funeral,

Cemetery & Consumer Services at (850) 413-3039.

Section 1. APPLICANT INFORMATION

Section 497.141(12), Florida Statutes, reads: (a) The following licenses may only be applied for and issued to a natural person: 1. embalmer apprentice; 2. embalmer intern; 3. funeral director intern; 4. funeral director; 5. funeral director and embalmer; 6. direct disposer; 7. monument establishment sales agent; and 8. preneed sales agent. (b) The following licenses may be applied for and issued to a natural person, a corporation, a limited liability company, or a partnership: 1. funeral establishment; 2. centralized embalming facility; 3. refrigeration facility; 4. direct disposal establishment; 5. monument establishment; 6. cinerator facility; 7. removal service; and 8. preneed sales business under s. 497.453. (c) A cemetery license may only be applied for and issued to a corporation, partnership, or limited liability company. Subsection 1A. Type of applicant (check one): ___Natural person (sole proprietorship, not incorporated) ___Corporation ___Limited liability company (LLC) ___Partnership

Subsection 1B. Changes to Existing License (if applicable):

___Change in Ownership

___________________________________________

___Change in Location

Current Name & License Number

Subsection 1C. Name of applicant:

(the license, if issued, will be issued in this name)

Subsection 1D.

(1) If applicant is an individual person, state applicant’s date of birth: __________________________ (2) If applicant is an entity, state the date applicant was organized (e.g., date articles of incorporation were filed): _______________________________

FOR OFFICE USE ONLY
BT TYCL FT - Builder V 3600 L $450
3600 E $450 3800 F $ 5
$905

TYCL FT - Retailer 3601 L $450
3800 F $ 5 $455

Year 2 of Biennial Cycle BT TYCL FT – Builder V 3600 L $450
3600 E $225 3800 F $ 5
$680

Form DFS-C-MON1; Application for Monument Establishment License

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TYCL FT - Retailer 3601 L $450

3800 F

$ 5 $455

Applicant – print name here: ___________________________________________
Subsection 1E. If applicant is a corporation, LLC, or partnership, answer the questions in this Subsection:
(1) Under the laws of what state was the applicant organized? _________________________
(2) In what state is the applicant currently domiciled? ___________________
(3) Is the applicant currently an entity in good standing under the business organization laws of Florida? YES NO
(4) Attach written documentary evidence that the applicant is an entity in good standing under the business organization laws of Florida. (e.g., a “Certificate of Status” issued by the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, or equivalent certification)
(5) If applicant is a corporation, limited liability company, or partnership, complete and attach to this application, the Division form entitled “Business Entity – List of Principals.” (see s. 497.141(12)(d), Florida Statutes). This form may be obtained from the website of the Division of Funeral, Cemetery & Consumer Services, or it may be requested by letter directed to the Division office at the address shown at the top of this form. Subsection 1F. If the license applied for is issued, will applicant do business under a name other than applicant’s name as shown in this application? YES NO
If YES, state all names applicant will do business under that are different from applicant’s name as shown in this application:
Section 2. CONTACT INFORMATION CONCERNING THIS APPLICATION Enter the name and contact information of the person the Division should contact concerning this application. Name: Mailing address: Phone number with area code: Email address:
Section 3. APPLICANT’S PREFERRED MAILING ADDRESS Enter applicant’s preferred mailing address this Division should use for routine correspondence and notices, if and after the license applied for is issued (e.g., renewal notices). Street or PO Box:

City

State

Zip Code

Section 4. ACTUAL BUSINESS LOCATION ADDRESS Enter the actual street address where operations under the license applied for will be conducted, if the license is issued. NO post office boxes or similar addresses allowed in this section.
Street Address

City

County

State

Zip Code

Section 5. OTHER LICENSURE INFORMATION (a) Does the applicant now hold, or has applicant ever in the past held, a license or registration in Florida or any other state or jurisdiction, as a funeral director, embalmer, direct disposer, funeral establishment, direct disposal establishment, cinerator facility, removal service, centralized embalming facility, refrigeration service, cemetery, monument establishment, or preneed sales business?
YES NO
If your answer to the question in this Section is YES, you must fill out and submit with this application an “Other Licenses Form.” You must disclose on that form details of each current or prior license that required a “YES” answer to any of the questions in this Section of this application. The “Other Licenses Form” may be obtained from the website of the Division of Funeral, Cemetery & Consumer Services, or it may be requested by letter directed to the Division office at the address shown at the top of this form.

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Applicant – print name here: ___________________________________________
Section 6. ADVERSE LICENSING HISTORY QUESTIONS As used in this Section, “you” refers to applicant; “deathcare industry license” refers to any licensure as an embalmer, funeral director, direct disposer, funeral establishment, direct disposal establishment, centralized embalming facility, cinerator facility, removal service, refrigeration service, cemetery, monument establishment, or preneed sales business.

(a) Have you ever had any deathcare industry license revoked, suspended, fined, reprimanded, or otherwise disciplined,

by any regulatory authority in Florida or any other state or jurisdiction?

YES NO

(b) Have you ever had any application for a deathcare industry license denied for any reason by any regulatory authority in Florida or any other state or jurisdiction? YES NO

(c) Have you ever voluntarily relinquished or surrendered a deathcare industry license while under investigation, or after initiation of a disciplinary proceeding against you or the license? YES NO

(d) Are you currently to your knowledge under investigation by any regulatory or law enforcement authority in Florida or any other state or jurisdiction in regard to alleged misconduct or incompetency in the performance of work under a deathcare industry license? YES NO

If the answer to any of the questions in this Section is YES, you must fill out and submit with this application, an “Adverse Licensing Action History Form.” You must disclose on that form details of each adverse licensing action and pending investigation that required a “YES” answer to any of the questions in this Section of this application. This form may be obtained from the website of the Division of Funeral, Cemetery & Consumer Services, or it may be requested by letter directed to the Division office at the address shown at the top of this form.

Section 7. CRIMINAL HISTORY QUESTIONS

For purposes of this section, the phrase “ person subject to disclosure requirements” should be understood to refer to and include the following persons: 1. If the applicant is a natural person, only the natural person making application. 2. If the applicant is a corporation, all officers and directors of that corporation. 3. If the applicant is a limited liability company, all managers and members of the limited liability company. 4. If the applicant is a partnership, all partners. 5. The licensed direct disposer or funeral director in charge. (see s. 497.142(10)(e), Florida Statutes)

1. Has any person subject to disclosure requirements ever plead guilty, been convicted, or entered a plea in the nature of no contest, regardless of whether adjudication was entered or withheld by the court in which the case was prosecuted, in the courts of Florida or another state of the United States or a foreign country, regarding any crime indicated below:
a. Any felony or misdemeanor, no matter when committed, which was directly or indirectly related to or involving any aspect of the practice or business of embalming, funeral directing, direct disposition, cremation, funeral or cemetery preneed sales, funeral establishment operations, cemetery operations, or cemetery monument or marker sales or installation. YES NO b. Any other felony not already disclosed under subparagraph 1. immediately above, which was committed within the 20 years immediately preceding the date this application is submitted. YES NO c. Any other misdemeanor not already disclosed under subparagraph 1. above, which was committed within the 5 years immediately preceding the date this application is submitted? YES NO
If applicant circled YES to any of the above questions, there must be filed with this application a “Criminal History Form” by and regarding each person subject to disclosure requirements for whom the YES answer applies. There must be disclosed on that form details of every criminal action that required the “YES” answer to any of the above questions. That form may be obtained from the website of the Division of Funeral, Cemetery & Consumer Services, or it may be requested by letter directed to the Division office at the address shown at the top of this form.

2. If YES was answered to any question above, name here every person subject to disclosure requirements (if none, write “none”).

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Applicant – print name here: ___________________________________________
Section 8. PRIOR NAME INFORMATION Have you, the applicant, ever used, or been known by, any name other than the name under which you make this application?
YES NO
If you answered YES, enter in the space below every such prior name in full, and the period of time it was used (attach additional sheets if necessary): _____________________________________________ ____________________________________
_____________________________________________ ____________________________________
Section 9. MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS a. Have you, the applicant, or any principals of applicant, had any prior experience in the monument establishment industry or in the death care industry?
YES NO If yes, please list your prior experience(s).
b. Do you currently have, or will you have before commencing operations: 1. an office in which to conduct business, including the reception of customers? YES NO 2. a display area in which is displayed a selection of monuments, markers and related products for inspection by
customers prior to sale? YES NO 3. facilities on site for inscribing monuments? YES NO 4. equipment to deliver and install markers and monuments? YES NO 5. Will the office and display area be open to the public weekdays during normal business hours? YES NO 6. Have you complied with any local government zoning regulations? YES NO
c. Do you understand that your facilities may not be located on tax-exempt property? YES NO
d. Do you understand that after licensure, you have a continuing duty under state law [s. 497.146, Florida Statutes], to notify this Division within 30 days of any change in your mailing address?
YES NO (A “Change of Address or Contact Data” form for individuals and entities may be found on the Division website)
e. Do you understand that as part of this application, you must submit your fingerprints for a criminal background check? YES NO Instructions concerning how and where to submit fingerprints may be reviewed and printed from the website of the Division of Funeral, Cemetery & Consumer Services, as follows: go to the website of the Department of Financial Services (www.myfloridacfo.com), click on FLDFS Divisions and Offices, click on Funeral and Cemetery Services.
f. Applicant may attach to this application one or more additional pages to explain any answer herein, or provide additional information the applicant desires the Division and Board to consider regarding this application.
Are you attaching any such additional pages? YES NO If yes, how many pages: ____

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Applicant – print name here: ___________________________________________

Section 10. APPLICANT’S CERTIFICATION & SIGNATURE All applications shall be signed by the applicant. Signatures of the applicant shall be as follows: 1. If the applicant is a natural person, the application shall be signed by the applicant. 2. If the applicant is a corporation, the application shall be signed by the corporation's president. 3. If the applicant is a partnership, the application shall be signed by a partner, who shall provide proof satisfactory to
the licensing authority of that partner's authority to sign on behalf of the partnership. 4. If the applicant is a limited liability company, the application shall be signed by a member of the company, who shall
provide proof satisfactory to the licensing authority of that member's authority to sign on behalf of the company.
(s. 497.141(12)(e), Florida Statutes)
Under penalties of perjury, I, the applicant or applicant’s authorized signatory, do hereby declare that I have read the foregoing application and all attachments, and the facts stated in it are true and correct.

I declare that I have or will prior to commencing operations under this license comply with all requirements under Chapter 497, Florida Statutes, relating to the license for which I have applied.

I hereby authorize any court, law enforcement agency, or licensing authority to release or make available to the Division of Funeral, Cemetery & Consumer Services in the Florida Department of Financial Services, and to the Florida Board of Funeral, Cemetery, and Consumer Services, any and all information in their files concerning me.

_____________________________________ Signature of Applicant

__________________________ Date Signed

_____________________________________ Name and Title

Mail completed application with all attachments, and required fees to:

Division of Funeral, Cemetery & Consumer Services Revenue Processing P.O. Box 6100 Tallahassee, FL 32314-6100

Social Security No. or FEIN: _____________________________ (If applicant is an individual person, enter SSN; otherwise, enter FEIN.)

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