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 Chapter 214 Cemeteries 
214.010   Local government may acquire and dispose of cemeteries within boundaries — authority to regulate — penalties. (8/28/1990)
214.020   City may establish perpetual care cemetery fund — receive gifts — limitation on use of income from fund. (8/28/1988)
214.030   Cemetery lots, conveyed by deed. (8/28/2001)
214.035   Conveyance of cemetery property to political subdivision, when — notice of transfer. (8/28/2001)
214.040   Plots and records of cemeteries to be maintained, where — requirements. (8/28/1990)
214.041   Construction of roads prohibited in cemetery — exceptions. (8/28/1990)
214.050   Power to vacate streets vested in county commissions. (8/28/1939)
214.060   Petition to be presented to county commission — remonstrance may be filed. (8/28/1939)
214.070   Terms defined. (8/28/1939)
214.080   Proceedings to enlarge. (8/28/1939)
214.090   Family burying grounds, how secured. (8/28/1939)
214.120   Costs, who liable for. (8/28/1939)
214.130   County commission and incorporated cemetery company to receive grants and bequests in trust. (8/28/1939)
214.131   Tombstones, fences, destroying or mutilating in abandoned family or private cemetery, penalty — abandoned or private burying ground, defined. (8/28/1987)
214.132   Visiting abandoned family or private burying ground surrounded by private property, right of access, when, enforcement by sheriff — court's power to disinter. (8/28/1997)

Community improvement districts may repair, restore, or maintain abandoned cemeteries, 67.1461

214.140   Property placed in trust for benefit of cemeteries. (8/28/1939)
214.150   County commissions shall become trustees and custodians. (8/28/1939)
214.160   Investment or lending of trust funds — investment manager, duties — definitions. (8/28/2022)
214.170   May designate responsible organization or individual to administer the income. (8/28/1939)
214.180   Shall keep record of receipts and disbursements. (8/28/1939)
214.190   Cemetery not subject to execution, dower or partition — exception. (8/28/1939)
214.200   Title, how obtained to lands used for burial purposes. (8/28/1939)
214.205   Violation of nuisance ordinance — abandonment — action authorized — costs — eminent domain. (8/28/1990)
214.208   Disinterment authorized, when — consent required, when — cemetery owner not liable, when. (10/16/2015)
214.209   Abandonment of burial site, rights revert to cemetery. (8/28/2001)
214.210   Certain cities may accept or acquire cemetery lands. (8/28/1939)
214.220   Lands or shares subject to all vested rights. (8/28/1939)
214.230   City may acquire money or funds, how. (8/28/1939)
214.240   City may provide and enforce rules and regulations. (8/28/1939)
214.250   Proceedings to establish cemetery in first class counties — petition by taxpayers. (8/28/1983)
214.260   Penalty for violation. (8/28/1939)
214.270   Definitions. (8/28/2010)
214.275   License, cemeteries — division's powers and duties — limitations. (8/28/2007)
214.276   Refusal to issue license, grounds — complaint, procedure. (8/28/2020)
214.277   Injunctions, restraining orders, other court remedies available — venue. (8/28/2010)
214.280   Election to operate as endowed care cemetery filing with division of registration, form — fee — deposit of fee — division's powers and duties — rules authorized. (8/28/2009)
214.282   Voidability of contracts, exceptions. (8/28/2010)
214.283   Notification of burial lands — registry of cemeteries to be kept by division — fee may be charged for copies — surveyor locating unregistered cemetery to file with division, form. (8/28/2010)
214.300   Nonendowed cemetery may qualify as endowed, when — minimum care and maintenance fund to be established. (8/28/2010)
214.310   Endowed care and maintenance fund, minimum amount — bond — posting of sign, when, information required. (8/28/2010)
214.320   Deposits in fund required, amount — annual report, form furnished by division — audits may be conducted, when — exemption from chapter 436 requirements, when. (8/28/2010)
214.325   Required deposits — deficiency — effect — penalty. (8/28/2010)
214.330   Endowed care fund held in trust or segregated account — requirements — duties of trustee or independent investment advisor — operator's duties — endowed care fund agreement. (8/28/2010)
214.335   Contributions to endowed care fund for memorial or monument — deficiency, effect of. (8/28/2010)
214.340   Report required — content — oath — filing required. (8/28/2010)
214.345   Sale of cemetery plot — written statement to be given to purchaser — copy of annual report to be available to public. (8/28/2010)
214.360   Private use of trust funds prohibited. (8/28/2010)
214.363   Bankruptcy, assignment for benefit of creditors, endowed care fund exempt. (8/28/2010)
214.365   Cemetery failing to provide maintenance — abandonment or ceasing to operate, division's duties. (8/28/2010)
214.367   Sale of assets, notice required — prospective purchaser of endowed care cemetery, right to recent audit — right to continue operation, notification by division. (8/28/2010)
214.370   Nonendowed cemetery to post signs and give notice of its character. (8/28/1961)
214.380   Nonendowed section of endowed care cemetery — signs and notice. (8/28/1961)
214.385   Moving of grave marker, replacement — delivery of item of burial merchandise. (8/28/2009)
214.387   Burial merchandise or services, deferral of delivery, when — escrow arrangement — distribution of moneys — cancellation. (8/28/2010)
214.389   Suspension of distribution, when, procedure. (8/28/2010)
214.390   Existing cemeteries to operate under law — local law applicable. (8/28/1990)
214.392   Division of professional registration, duties and powers in regulation of cemeteries — rulemaking authority. (8/28/2021)
214.400   Citation of law. (8/28/2010)
214.410   Violation of law, penalty. (1/1/2017)
214.450   Indian cemeteries, how established — trust fund authorized. (8/28/1990)
214.455   Destruction or defacing any cemetery property, penalty. (8/28/1990)
214.500   Cemeteries acquired by a city at tax sales or as nuisances may be sold. (8/28/2010)
214.504   No liability for new cemetery operators, when — rights of holders of contracts for burial. (8/28/2010)
214.508   Previous cemetery owner liable, when. (8/28/2010)
214.512   New cemetery owner not liable for deficiencies, exception. (8/28/2010)
214.516   Registration as an endowed care cemetery, when — compliance with endowed care cemetery law required. (8/28/2010)
214.550   Scatter gardens, operation by churches maintaining religious cemeteries — maintenance of garden and records, duty of operator. (8/28/2010)
 - Cross References
Bronze urns, vases, memorials from cemeteries purchased secondhand by dealers or collectors, records required, penalty, 407.305
Community improvement districts may repair, restore, or maintain abandoned cemeteries, 67.1461
Disciplinary proceedings against persons or entities licensed, certified or registered by the division of professional registration, time limitations to commence action, exceptions, 324.043
Equipment to maintain and repair, contracts authorized with political subdivisions, 70.322
Vandalism of cemetery, institutional vandalism, civil action for damages or injunction, attorney fees and costs, 537.523
Vandalism of cemetery, institutional vandalism, criminal code, 574.085

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