Chapter 4. Local Regulation Of Cemeteries of California Health And Safety Code >> Division 8. >> Part 1. >> Chapter 4.
The governing body of any city or county, in the exercise of
its police power, may by ordinance prescribe such standards governing
burial, inurnment, and entombment and such standards of maintenance
for cemeteries, including mausoleums and columbariums, as it shall
determine to be reasonably necessary to protect the public health or
safety, assure decent and respectful treatment of human remains, or
prevent offensive deterioration of cemetery grounds, structures, and
places of interment. Such standards may be made applicable to every
public and private cemetery within the city or county.
Nothing in this section supersedes any provision of this division
or Division 7 (commencing with Section 7000) or authorizes the
adoption of local standards in conflict with such provisions, except
that city or county ordinances adopted pursuant to this section shall
prevail over the rules and regulations of any private or public
cemetery to the extent of any conflict.