Article 1. General Provisions of California Health And Safety Code >> Division 8. >> Part 5. >> Chapter 5. >> Article 1.
No mausoleum or columbarium shall be constructed and no
existing building or structure shall be altered for use as a
mausoleum or columbarium unless the entire building or structure,
including any portion to be used for any other purpose, is in
conformity with the minimum requirements set forth in this chapter.
Any addition to or alteration of any existing mausoleum or
columbarium shall conform to the minimum requirements set forth in
The Cemetery and Funeral Bureau may, in addition to the
construction methods and standards allowed in this chapter, adopt
regulations for the construction of private mausoleums or private
columbariums, which at a minimum, include the following:
(a) Standards for design and construction for seismic load
(b) Methods of construction, including solid granite construction.
(c) Methods of sealing to prevent leakage from crypts.
(d) Ventilation of crypts.
(e) Types of incombustible materials which may be used in
Private mausoleums or columbariums may be constructed in
conformance with the methods and standards set forth in this chapter
or in conformance with the construction methods and standards as
adopted by the Cemetery and Funeral Bureau.
All mausoleums or columbariums shall be of Type I
Construction as specified in the Uniform Building Code, except as
otherwise provided in this chapter.
Plumbing in all mausoleums or columbariums shall conform to
the provisions of the Uniform Plumbing Code.
Electrical work in all mausoleums or columbariums shall
conform to the provisions of the National Electrical Code.