Article 4. Sale Of Plots of California Health And Safety Code >> Division 8. >> Part 3. >> Chapter 3. >> Article 4.
After filing the map or plat and recording the declaration of
dedication, a cemetery authority may sell and convey plots subject
to such rules and regulations as may be then in effect or thereafter
adopted by the cemetery authority, and subject to such other and
further limitations, conditions and restrictions as may be inserted
in or made a part of the declaration of dedication by reference, or
included in the instrument of conveyance of such plot.
(a) All plots, the use of which has been conveyed by deed or
certificate of ownership as a separate plot, are indivisible except
with the consent of the cemetery authority, or as provided by law.
(b) A plot, the use of which has been conveyed by deed or
certificate of ownership as a family plot, thereby becomes
inalienable and shall be held as a family plot of the owner.
All conveyances made by a cemetery authority shall be signed
by the president or the vice president, and the secretary, or by
other officers authorized by the cemetery authority.
Any cemetery authority or its agents who sell, offer for
sale, contract to sell, or negotiate the sale of mausoleum crypts
before the receipt of a certificate of occupancy as provided for in
Sections 9591 and 9592 shall:
(a) Set forth in each contract a specific period of time within
which the building or structure shall be completed.
(b) Set forth in each contract that the purchaser has the right of
exchange for similar interment property and, in the event completion
is not accomplished as set forth in (a) above, except upon the
proclamation of a national emergency, guarantee the refund of the
(c) Provide adequate financial provision for the construction cost
of the mausoleum or the refund of the sales price to the purchaser
until such time as a certificate of occupancy has been received.
For a violation of any provision of Section 8573, the bureau
may temporarily suspend or permanently revoke the license of any
cemetery licensee and may order the reservation or escrowing of
assets of the cemetery authority to the extent deemed necessary to
satisfy the cost of construction of the structure or building.