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Chapter 214

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  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. — 1.  Any person, entity, association, city, town, village, county or political subdivision that purchases, receives or holds any real estate used for the burial of dead human bodies, excluding a family burial ground, shall notify the office of the endowed care cemeteries of the name, location and address of such real estate on a form approved by the office, before October 1, 2010, or within thirty days of purchasing, receiving or holding such land or of being notified by the office of the requirements of this provision.  No fee shall be charged for such notification nor shall any penalty be assessed for failure to register.  This section shall not be deemed to exempt any operator of an endowed care cemetery or nonendowed care cemetery from being duly licensed as required by this chapter.

  2.  The division shall establish and maintain a registry of cemeteries and the registry shall be available to the public for review at the division office or copied upon request.  The division may charge a fee for copies of the register.

  (1)  If, in the course of a land survey of property located in this state, a surveyor licensed pursuant to chapter 327 locates any cemetery which has not been previously registered, the surveyor shall file a statement with the division regarding the location of the cemetery.  The statement shall be filed on a form as defined by division rule.  No fee shall be charged to the surveyor for such filing.

  (2)  Any person, family, group, association, society or county surveyor may submit to the division, on forms provided by the division, the names and locations of any cemetery located in this state for inclusion in the registry.  No fee shall be charged for such submissions.


(L. 1961 p. 538 § 4, A.L. 1994 S.B. 496 § 214.280 subsec. 3, A.L. 2010 H.B. 1692, et al. merged with H.B. 2226, et al. merged with S.B. 754)

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