Article 9. New Land, Mausoleum Or Columbarium of California Health And Safety Code >> Division 7. >> Part 2. >> Chapter 4. >> Article 9.
Whenever any cemetery authority owning or controlling
cemetery lands from which remains are to be removed has acquired the
possession or use of any cemetery for the purpose of providing a
place for the reinterment of human remains removed under this
chapter, new lands may be surveyed and subdivided into plots,
avenues, and walks for cemetery purposes; and any mausoleum and
columbarium may be divided into crypts or niches.
Plots, crypts, or niches may be sold to persons desiring to
The governing body of any cemetery corporation or association
may receive and accept as part or full consideration for the
purchase price of new plots full or partial releases of rights in or
to the whole or any part of the assets of the corporation or
association other than the plot conveyed to the purchaser. Any
retransfer to the cemetery corporation or association of any plot in
the cemetery from which the removal of the human remains is to be
made operates as such release.
After the removal and reinterment of remains disinterred from
any cemetery the cemetery authority shall cause to be erected upon
or imbedded in any plot in which any remains are reinterred a
suitable permanent marker identifying the remains.
The cemetery authority shall prepare a complete map or plat
describing and showing the location and subdivision into plots of the
cemetery lands where remains are reinterred, or a plan of any
mausoleum or columbarium in which such remains are interred; and
there shall be attached to each plan a description of the name, where
known, of each person whose remains are reinterred, and the plot in
the cemetery, or the niche or compartment in the mausoleum or
columbarium where such remains are reinterred.
The map or plan shall be kept on file in the office of the
cemetery authority and shall at all times be open to inspection by
the relatives or friends of deceased persons whose remains are