• November 11, 2021 - Office Closed for Veterans Day
  • November 24 - 26, 2021 - Office Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday


  • December 23, 2021 - December 31, 2021 - Office Closed for Christmas Holiday


  • January 3, 2022 - Office Closed for New Year Holiday



Beginning September 1, 2021, all establishment renewals will be required to be submitted online through an online renewal account.  Paper renewal applications will no longer be accepted after August 30, 2021.

This includes funeral homes, commercial embalming facilitlies and crematories.  If you have not done so already, you will need to create an online account.  We suggest not creating this account under an individuals email, for example, an FDIC email, manager email, etc., due to departures or vacations as this will cause a delay in the renewal process.  This account should be created or associated with an establishment email and password that may be accessed by other staff members.  If you have not created an online renewal account for your establishment here are the instructions on how to create an online account and the link the to online renewal center.  


TFSC Stakeholders Meeting

The next scheduled TFSC in-person Stakeholders Meeting will take place on Thursday, November 4, 2021 starting at 10 am in Room 3-102 of the William P. Hobby Building 333 Guadalupe Street, Austin, Texas 78701.  For this meeting, we will be discussing 22 Texas Administrative Code 203.21-203.35 - Subchapter B Duties of a Funeral Establishment/Licensee.  SInce this will be an in-person meeting, facial coverings are optional.  If you feel ill or you are concerned about any possible exposure, please remain home.  The room has the seating capacity of about 40-50 people.  

The virtual review of the TFSC Stakeholders Meeting will take place on Thursday, November 18, 2021 starting at 10 am.  It will be a virtual review of the previous two stakeholder meetings from October and November 2021.  The link will be posted about a week prior to the meeting.

Zoom Link

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Nov 18, 2021 10:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
Topic: TFSC Stakeholders Meeting

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Passcode: 526230
Or One tap mobile :
    US: +13462487799,,87969102964#  or +12532158782,,87969102964#
Or Telephone:
    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
        US: +1 346 248 7799  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 720 707 2699  or +1 646 558 8656  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799
Webinar ID: 879 6910 2964
    International numbers available: https://us06web.zoom.us/u/k94QL9Byu

For a full schedule of dates, times, locations and topics of future TFSC Stakeholder Meetings, please see the 2021-2022 Stakeholder Meeting Schedule.


Summary of Stakeholder Meeting for Rule 203.1 - 203.18 Subchapter A - Licensing 

Summary of Stakeholder Meeting for Rule 205 - Crematories



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.