The mission of the Texas Funeral Service Commission (TFSC) is to protect the public from deceptive practices in the funeral and death care industry through a process of impartial enforcement, inspection, licensing and education in order to guarantee every citizen’s final disposition is conducted professionally and ethically.
Arranging for a funeral, cremation or burial is a major consumer purchase involving many emotional, religious and social considerations. As such, the TFSC requires the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct from the funeral and death care industry.
The TFSC serves the public of Texas and is accountable to the public. The TFSC strives to be responsible, ethical and open in its actions, being ever mindful of its obligation to utilize state funds and resources in a cost effective and efficient manner.
The TFSC performs two primary services – Licensing and Compliance. The Licensing Division reviews individual and establishment applications to ensure that licensees meet the standards and qualifications set by statute. The Compliance Division investigates complaints against licensees and inspects establishments to ensure compliance with regulations.
Any individual who has concerns regarding the Commission or its services should write to the Executive Director, who is the agency’s designated customer service representative. If the Executive Director is unable to resolve a concern, it will be referred to Commissioners for resolution.
Look to the TFSC News & Things to Know page for important updates and notices.