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How long do you own your cemetery plot?

How long do you own your cemetery plot?

In NSW, burial lots can be purchased in perpetuity—meaning forever—or as renewable interment for between 25 and 99 years.

What happens when a person dies in another state?

If a loved one has passed away in another state and the family wish to return their remains to a home state, there are 2 options, transporting the body by ground transportation or shipping the body by air.

Can you be buried in someone else’s grave?

No person can hold more than two interment rights in the one cemetery in NSW, unless approved by CCNSW. An interment right can be held by two or more people as joint holders so they can be interred together (see the section ‘Joint holders and family graves’).

What happens to a cemetery plot when the owner dies?

In NSW, the land used for a burial site is not owned by the deceased person or their family. Rather, the holder of the burial site purchases an “internment right” for Government or privately-owned land, and then has the legal right to bury the remains of a deceased person in that place.

Can you be buried on your own property?

Burial laws differ from state to state. For most states, the answer is “Yes,” you can be buried on your property. Only three states have outlawed home burial. They are Indiana, California, and Washington.

What are the rights of a dead person?

Under Section 297 of the Indian Penal Code, the rights of deceased persons include the right against trespass of burial sites, places of funeral rites, etc. Section 404 IPC deals with punishment for dishonest misappropriation of property of a deceased person at the time of his death.

Who owns burial plot after death?

If you were the sole owner when you died, the Grant becomes the responsibility of the Executor or Administrator of your estate (if one has been appointed) or your next of kin (if not). If you had a will, they will transfer ownership according to your wishes.

Do you have to know what cemetery you want to be buried in?

Even when you know which cemetery you want to be buried in, you’ll need to find out if there’s still space available. After that, you’ll have to ask to see where those available burial plots are located. As with any type of “real estate,” one of the most important things while selecting your gravesite is location, location, location.

Can a body be buried on private property in Pennsylvania?

Most bodies are buried in established cemeteries, but burial on private property may be possible in Pennsylvania. Before conducting a home burial or establishing a family cemetery, check with the county or town clerk for any local zoning laws you must follow.

What do you need to know about burial plots?

Family Burial Plots Sometimes a family purchases an area within the cemetery to use for burial of family members. This area is generally marked by a large headstone with the family name engraved on it. Or they might simply purchase a row of plots to be reserved for their loved ones.

How do you transfer ownership of a cemetery plot?

After you verify the deed and the right to transfer ownership, you will need to file paperwork in your county clerk’s office changing the owner’s name on the cemetery plot deed. This is a simple matter of altering the current ownership papers, and is often the least cumbersome part of the ownership transfer process.