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CEMETERIES

See also FUNERALS; MORTUARY SCIENCE

Abandoned cemeteries

Abandoned lots, see Lots under this topic

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.243

Maintenance and improvements, appropriations for, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.243, 2004 306.246

Alleys

Lots, access, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.18

Private cemeteries, Minn. Statutes 2004 307.02, 2004 307.07

Application of law

Fraternal benefit societies, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.88

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.87

Lots, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.19, 2004 306.21

Mergers, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.027

Municipal cemeteries, plats, exception, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.67

Appropriations for

Abandoned cemeteries, improvement and maintenance, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.243, 2004 306.246

Cities and towns, Minn. Statutes 2004 471.84

Artifacts, removal, Minn. Statutes 2004 307.08

Audits and examinations, cemetery associations, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.93

Boards of health, duties delegated to, Minn. Statutes 2004 145A.07

Bottineau gravesite, historic place, Minn. Statutes 2004 138.664

Buildings

Land acquired for, permanent care and improvement funds, use, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.79

Property damage, lawsuits, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.12, 2004 307.082

Removal, Minn. Statutes 2004 307.08

Burial grounds

Authentication and identification, Minn. Statutes 2004 307.08

Holding in trust, religious societies, Minn. Statutes 2004 315.14

Indian burial grounds, see Burial grounds under INDIANS

Minnesota Historical Society, duties, Minn. Statutes 2004 307.08

Posting (notices), Minn. Statutes 2004 307.08

Property owners, consent, right of entry, Minn. Statutes 2004 307.08

Right of entry, Minn. Statutes 2004 307.08

Signs, Minn. Statutes 2004 307.08

State archaeologist, duties, Minn. Statutes 2004 307.08

Transfer of property to cemetery association, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.02

Burial plots, see Lots under this topic

Burial register, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.03, 2004 306.04

Burial sites

Authentication by state archaeologist, Minn. Statutes 2004 307.08

Definitions, mortuary science regulations, Minn. Statutes 2004 149A.02

Destruction, mutilation, injury, disturbance, or removal of items, Minn. Statutes 2004 307.08, 2004 307.082

Disclosure, Minn. Statutes 2004 149A.71, 2004 149A.72, 2004 149A.73

Opening, excavation, exclusion, Minn. Statutes 2004 216D.01

Policy of state, Minn. Statutes 2004 307.08

State archaeologist data, classification, liability for improper use, Minn. Statutes 2004 307.08

Burial space

Columbaria, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.37, 2004 306.762, 2004 306.78

Mausoleums, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.15, 2004 306.37, 2004 306.762, 2004 306.78

Burials outside of identified cemeteries

County boards, duties, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.243

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 307.08

Indian burials, see Burial grounds under INDIANS

Moving, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.243

State archaeologist, duties, Minn. Statutes 2004 307.08

Burials, generally, see BURIAL

Cemeteries at state institutions

Abandonment, orders, Minn. Statutes 2004 246.35

Establishment, Minn. Statutes 2004 246.33

Human Services Department, duties, Minn. Statutes 2004 246.33 to 2004 246.35

Reburials in, procedures, Minn. Statutes 2004 246.34

Record keeping, Minn. Statutes 2004 246.33, 2004 246.34

Cemeteries for the poor

Permanent care and improvement fund, exemption, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.851

Cemetery associations, see CEMETERY ASSOCIATIONS

Certified copies, lots, documents affecting title, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.29

Chapels, land acquired for

Use of permanent care and improvement funds, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.79

City cemeteries, see Municipal cemeteries under this topic

Columbaria, see BURIAL VAULTS

Consolidations, private cemeteries, Minn. Statutes 2004 307.06, 2004 307.07

Correctional facilities, Minn. Statutes 2004 241.16 to 2004 241.18

County cemeteries, see COUNTY CEMETERIES

Definitions

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.87

Lot and burial space sales, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.37

Descriptions of property, lots, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.16, 2004 306.18

Employees, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.13

Entombment space

Columbaria, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.37, 2004 306.762, 2004 306.78

Mausoleums, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.15, 2004 306.37, 2004 306.762, 2004 306.78

Evidence

Lots, documents affecting title, certified copies, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.29

Fees

Annual maintenance fees, nonpayment, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.16

Lot sales, service charges, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.15

Winter burials, additional charges, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.99

Fences (partition)

Property damage, lawsuits, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.12, 2004 307.082

Removal, Minn. Statutes 2004 307.08

Fort Ridgely Cemetery, state monuments, Minn. Statutes 2004 138.585

Fraternal benefit societies, cemeteries operated by, see Private cemeteries under this topic

Funds and accounts, see under CEMETERY ASSOCIATIONS

Gardeners, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.13

Grave goods, removal, Minn. Statutes 2004 307.08

Grave markers, see MONUMENTS (GRAVE MARKERS)

Graves, see Burial sites under this topic

Greenhouses, land acquired for

Use of permanent care and improvement funds, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.79

Historic places, Zion Lutheran Church and cemetery, Minn. Statutes 2004 138.664

Human skeletal remains, see under DEAD BODIES

Improvements to property

Permanent care and improvement fund money, use, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.41 to 2004 306.44, 2004 306.79

Sale proceeds from lots or personal property, use, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.10

Indian burial grounds, see Burial grounds under INDIANS

Injunctions, violations, generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 307.082

Inurnment space

Columbaria, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.37, 2004 306.762, 2004 306.78

Mausoleums, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.15, 2004 306.37, 2004 306.762, 2004 306.78

Judgments, certified copies

Abandoned lots, quieting title, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.24

Land acquired for

Maps, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.05

Maximum size, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.05

Purpose, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.02

Sale and conveyance, see Real property under CEMETERY ASSOCIATIONS

Surveys, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.05

Title to, acquisition, Minn. Statutes 2004 541.01

Use, purposes, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.05

Lawsuits, see under CEMETERY ASSOCIATIONS

Location, rulemaking, Minn. Statutes 2004 144.12

Lot owners

Certificates and certification, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.111

Consent

Burial grounds, right of entry, Minn. Statutes 2004 307.08

Private cemeteries, Minn. Statutes 2004 307.01, 2004 307.09, 2004 307.12

Subdivision or rearrangement, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.66, 2004 307.01

Devises and bequests, disposal of lots, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.29

Disposal of lots, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.29

Election or appointment by, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.69, 2004 306.73

Inspections, permanent care and improvement fund, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.80

Lawsuits, abandoned lots, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.22

Meeting notices, associates, vacancies, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.111

Meetings, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.111, 2004 306.59, 2004 306.68, 2004 307.06

Nonowners or nonrelatives, burial, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.29

Notice given, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.59, 2004 306.68, 2004 307.06

Notice received, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.242, 2004 306.55, 2004 307.06

Powers and duties, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.69, 2004 306.73

Private cemeteries, see same under this topic

Proxies (persons), Minn. Statutes 2004 306.111, 2004 306.60

Purchasers, see same under this topic

Reports about, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.761

Representation, board of trustees, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.73

Resolutions by, private cemeteries, Minn. Statutes 2004 307.06

Rights and privileges, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.023, 2004 306.025, 2004 306.027, 2004 306.66

Service of process on, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.16, 2004 306.21, 2004 306.242

Signatures, lots, sales agreements, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.15

Spouses, signatures, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.15

Trustees chosen from, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.11, 2004 306.73

Votes and voting, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.11, 2004 306.111, 2004 306.60, 2004 306.61, 2004 307.06

Wills, disposal of lots, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.29

Lots

Abandoned lots, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.21 to 2004 306.241, 2004 307.11

Access, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.18, 2004 306.22

Acquisition, purpose, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.02

Attachment, exemption, Minn. Statutes 2004 550.37

Claims of interest, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.21, 2004 306.22

Deed taxes, exemptions, Minn. Statutes 2004 287.22

Deeds to, safe deposit companies, duties, Minn. Statutes 2004 55.10

Defined, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.37

Description of property, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.16, 2004 306.18

Disposal by owners, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.29

Garnishment, exemption, Minn. Statutes 2004 550.37

Grantees, claims of interest, service of process on, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.21

Interment rights, deeded in lieu of title, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.29

Maintenance, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.21, 2004 306.23, 2004 306.761

Maintenance fees, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.16, 2004 306.20

Markers, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.66, 2004 307.01

Medical assistance, asset limitations and exclusions, Minn. Statutes 2004 256B.056

Municipal cemeteries, maintenance fees, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.16 to 2004 306.20

Perpetual care contracts, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.19, 2004 306.20

Perpetual care trust funds, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.025

Personal property taxes, Minn. Statutes 2004 277.20, 2004 277.21

Private cemeteries, Minn. Statutes 2004 307.04, 2004 307.05, 2004 307.07

Procuring, purpose, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.02

Purchasers, see same under this topic

Records, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.29

Redemption, reinvested lots, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.20

Revestment of title, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.241, 2004 306.242

Sale and conveyance

Abandoned lots, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.241

Agreements, copies, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.15

Cemetery association officers, duties, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.09

First class cities, conveyances to, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.86

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.02

Holding corporations, conveyances to, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.86

Proceeds, permanent care and improvement funds, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.241, 2004 306.37, 2004 306.78

Proceeds, uses, exception, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.10, 2004 306.88

Real estate licensure, exemption, Minn. Statutes 2004 82.23

Reorganized cemetery associations, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.62

Repurchase by cemetery, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.15

Requirements, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.09, 2004 306.15

Service charges, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.15

Subdivided land sales law, exemption, Minn. Statutes 2004 83.26

Trustees, duties, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.09

Sales (executions), exemption, Minn. Statutes 2004 550.37

Surveys, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.05

Taxes and assessments, exemption, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.14, 2004 306.88

Title

Interment rights deeded in lieu of, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.29

Quieting title, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.22 to 2004 306.24

Records, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.29

Reinvestment with cemetery or cemetery association, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.16 to 2004 306.20, 2004 306.241

Reversion for unpaid assessments, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.55

Unused lots, statements of owners' interest, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.242

Value, MFIP applicants or participants, Minn. Statutes 2004 256J.20

Maintenance and operation

Appropriations for, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.243, 2004 306.246, 2004 471.24

Cemeteries transferred to local governments, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.025

Lawn care and related services, Minn. Statutes 2004 297A.67

Lots, see same under this topic

Municipal cemeteries, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.41 to 2004 306.44

Permanent care and improvement fund, use, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.38, 2004 306.41 to 2004 306.44, 2004 306.79

Private cemeteries, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.41 to 2004 306.44

Sale proceeds from lots or personal property, use, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.10

Maps, land acquired for cemetery, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.05, 2004 306.09

Mausoleums, see MAUSOLEUMS

Mergers, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.027

Monuments (grave markers), see MONUMENTS (GRAVE MARKERS)

Municipal cemeteries

Cemeteries established before 1870, conveyance, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.06

Cemeteries transferred to local governments, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.025

Cemetery associations, see Municipal cemeteries, associations maintaining under CEMETERY ASSOCIATIONS

City council powers, Minn. Statutes 2004 412.221

Lots, maintenance fees, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.16 to 2004 306.20

Maintenance and improvements, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.41 to 2004 306.44, 2004 471.24

Mergers, generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.027

Permanent care and improvement funds, see under CEMETERY ASSOCIATIONS

Plats, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.65 to 2004 306.67

Subdivision or rearrangement, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.66

Neglected cemeteries, generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.243, 2004 306.246

Notice requirements, see Notice given under CEMETERY ASSOCIATIONS

Operators, interment errors, correction, notice, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.155

Organization (formation)

Cemeteries established after 1906, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.01

Ornaments

Property damage, lawsuits, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.12, 2004 307.082

Removal, Minn. Statutes 2004 307.08

Parties to suits, abandoned lots, quieting title, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.22

Payments by, interment errors, correction, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.155

Payments to

Lot sales, service charges, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.15

Shade tree disease control subsidies, Minn. Statutes 2004 18G.16

Personal property taxes, exemption, Minn. Statutes 2004 272.02

Persons in charge, superintendents, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.13, 2004 609.502

Plats

Municipal cemeteries, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.65 to 2004 306.67

Private cemeteries, Minn. Statutes 2004 307.01, 2004 307.02, 2004 307.10

Plots, see Lots under this topic

Policy of state, burial sites, Minn. Statutes 2004 307.08

Posting (notices), burial grounds, protective notices, Minn. Statutes 2004 307.08

Prepaid burial contracts, see PREPAID BURIAL CONTRACTS

Prima facie evidence, abandoned lots, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.23

Private cemeteries

Abandoned cemeteries, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.243, 2004 306.246

Abandoned lots, application of law, Minn. Statutes 2004 307.11

Acquisition by religious corporations, Minn. Statutes 2004 307.03

Alleys, designation, Minn. Statutes 2004 307.02, 2004 307.07

Application of law

Abandoned lots, Minn. Statutes 2004 307.11

Cemeteries established after 1906, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.01

Fraternal benefit societies, cemeteries operated by, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.88

Interment errors, correction, Minn. Statutes 2004 307.115

Nonprofit corporations law, exemption, Minn. Statutes 2004 317A.051

Boards, see Private cemetery associations under CEMETERY ASSOCIATIONS

Burial grounds held in trust, Minn. Statutes 2004 315.14

Cemetery associations, see Private cemetery associations under CEMETERY ASSOCIATIONS

Consolidations, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.06, 2004 306.07

Creditors remedies, exemptions, Minn. Statutes 2004 307.09

Establishment, Minn. Statutes 2004 307.01

Execution sales, exemption, Minn. Statutes 2004 307.09

Fraternal benefit societies, cemeteries operated by, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.88

Interpretation of law, special assessments, Minn. Statutes 2004 307.09

Lot owners, Minn. Statutes 2004 307.01, 2004 307.06, 2004 307.09, 2004 307.12

Lots, Minn. Statutes 2004 307.04, 2004 307.07

Maintenance and improvements, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.41 to 2004 306.44

Management, changes, Minn. Statutes 2004 315.31

Members, Minn. Statutes 2004 307.06

Mergers, generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.027

Names, changes, Minn. Statutes 2004 307.10

Permanent care and improvement funds, see under CEMETERY ASSOCIATIONS

Plats, Minn. Statutes 2004 307.01, 2004 307.02, 2004 307.10

Records and record keeping, see same under this topic

Relocation, owners, consent, Minn. Statutes 2004 307.12

Sales and use taxes, exemptions, Minn. Statutes 2004 297A.70

Special assessments, exemptions, Minn. Statutes 2004 307.09

Streets and roads through, Minn. Statutes 2004 307.02, 2004 307.07, 2004 307.09

Subdivision or rearrangement, Minn. Statutes 2004 307.01

Surveyors, duties, Minn. Statutes 2004 307.01

Topographic surveys, Minn. Statutes 2004 307.01

Trustees, powers, Minn. Statutes 2004 315.04, 2004 315.05

Property damage, lawsuits, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.12, 2004 307.082

Property taxes

Exemptions

Constitutional provisions, Minn. Const. art 10 s 1

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 272.02, 2004 306.14

Private cemeteries, Minn. Statutes 2004 272.02, 2004 306.88, 2004 307.09

Private cemeteries, exemptions, Minn. Statutes 2004 272.02, 2004 306.88, 2004 307.09

Purchasers

Notice received, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.761

Prepaid burial contracts, see PREPAID BURIAL CONTRACTS

Records, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.762

Purchases by, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.15

Ramsey County, soldiers' rest, Minn. Statutes 2004 383A.18

Records and record keeping

Burial register, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.03

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.17

Lots, documents affecting title, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.29

Registry of deeds, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.17

Religious corporations, cemeteries operated by, see Private cemeteries under this topic

Relocation

Private cemeteries, consent, Minn. Statutes 2004 307.12

Trustees, consent, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.141

Removal of bodies, Minn. Statutes 2004 609.502

Right of entry, burial grounds, Minn. Statutes 2004 307.08

Rulemaking about, location, Minn. Statutes 2004 144.12

Sales, Minn. Statutes 2004 149A.72

Security guards, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.13

Service of process by, see under CEMETERY ASSOCIATIONS

Signs, burial grounds, Minn. Statutes 2004 307.08

Special assessments

Exemptions, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.14, 2004 306.88, 2004 307.09

Failure to pay, reversion of title, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.55

Lots, maintenance and upkeep, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.55

State monuments, see STATE MONUMENTS

Statutory cities, cemeteries owned or operated by, see Municipal cemeteries under this topic

Stones (grave markers), see MONUMENTS (GRAVE MARKERS)

Streets and roads

Laid through cemetery, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.14, 2004 307.02, 2004 307.07, 2004 307.09

Land acquired for, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.79

Lots, access, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.18

Structures, see Buildings under this topic

Subdivision or rearrangement

Markers, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.66

Plats, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.66

Private cemeteries, Minn. Statutes 2004 307.01

Superintendents

Appointment, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.13

Interference with dead bodies, failure to report, Minn. Statutes 2004 609.502

Oaths, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.13

Police powers, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.13

Surveys

Land acquired for cemetery, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.05

Private cemeteries, Minn. Statutes 2004 307.01

Third parties, rights and privileges

Mergers, effect, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.027

Title to, acquisition, Minn. Statutes 2004 541.01

Town cemeteries, see TOWN CEMETERIES

Transfers of property, see under CEMETERY ASSOCIATIONS

Trees and shrubs

Property damage, lawsuits, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.12, 2004 307.082

Removal, Minn. Statutes 2004 307.08

Trespass, Minn. Statutes 2004 609.605

Unlawful disinterments

Law enforcement data, withholding, Minn. Statutes 2004 13.82

Veterans cemeteries

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 197.236

Grave markers, Veterans Affairs Department, Minn. Statutes 2004 197.23

Mississippi headwaters area, Minn. Statutes 2004 103F.369

Violations and penalties

Destruction, mutilation, disturbance, injury, or removal of items from cemeteries or graves, Minn. Statutes 2004 307.08

Firearms, unauthorized discharge upon or over, Minn. Statutes 2004 307.08

Removal of bodies, Minn. Statutes 2004 609.502

Removal of grave markers, structures, fences, ornaments, or trees and shrubs, Minn. Statutes 2004 307.08

Superintendents, interference with dead bodies, failure to report, Minn. Statutes 2004 609.502

Trespass, Minn. Statutes 2004 609.605

Whitewater State Wildlife Management Area, Natural Resources Department, duties, Minn. Statutes 2004 84.034

Winter burials, costs, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.99