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CEMETERIES

See also FUNERALS; MORTUARY SCIENCE

Abandoned cemeteries

Abandoned lots, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.21 to 2008 306.241, 2008 307.11

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.243

Maintenance and improvements, appropriations for, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.243, 2008 306.246

Alleys

Lots, access, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.18

Private cemeteries, Minn. Statutes 2008 307.02, 2008 307.07

Appropriations for

Abandoned cemeteries, improvement and maintenance, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.243, 2008 306.246

Cities and towns, Minn. Statutes 2008 471.84

Artifacts, removal, Minn. Statutes 2008 307.08

Audits and examinations, cemetery associations, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.93

Boards of health, duties delegated to, Minn. Statutes 2008 145A.07

Bottineau gravesite, historic place, Minn. Statutes 2008 138.664

Buildings

Land acquired for, permanent care and improvement funds, use, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.79

Property damage, lawsuits, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.12, 2008 307.082

Removal, Minn. Statutes 2008 307.08

Burial grounds

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2008 307.08

Holding in trust, religious societies, Minn. Statutes 2008 315.14

Indian burial grounds, see Burial grounds under INDIANS

Transfer of property to cemetery association, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.02

Burial plots, see Lots under this topic

Burial register, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.03, 2008 306.04

Burial sites

Authentication by state archaeologist, Minn. Statutes 2008 307.08

Definitions, Minn. Statutes 2008 149A.02

Destruction, mutilation, injury, disturbance, or removal of items, Minn. Statutes 2008 307.08, 2008 307.082

Disclosure, Minn. Statutes 2008 149A.71, 2008 149A.72, 2008 149A.73

Opening, excavation, exclusion, Minn. Statutes 2008 216D.01

Policy of state, Minn. Statutes 2008 307.08

State archaeologist data, classification, liability for improper use, Minn. Statutes 2008 307.08

Burial space

Columbaria, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.37, 2008 306.762, 2008 306.78

Mausoleums, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.15, 2008 306.37, 2008 306.762, 2008 306.78

Burials outside of identified cemeteries

County boards, duties, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.243

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2008 307.08

Indian burials, see Burial grounds under INDIANS

Moving, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.243

Burials, generally, see BURIAL

Cambridge State Hospital Garden of Remembrance, Minn. Statutes 2008 246.325

Cemeteries at state institutions

Abandonment, orders, Minn. Statutes 2008 246.35

Establishment, Minn. Statutes 2008 246.33

Human Services Department, duties, Minn. Statutes 2008 246.33 to 2008 246.35

Reburials in, procedures, Minn. Statutes 2008 246.34

Record keeping, Minn. Statutes 2008 246.33, 2008 246.34

Cemeteries for the poor, permanent care and improvement fund, exemption, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.851

Cemetery associations, see CEMETERY ASSOCIATIONS

Certified copies, lots, documents affecting title, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.29

Chapels, land acquired for

Use of permanent care and improvement funds, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.79

City cemeteries, see Municipal cemeteries under this topic

Columbaria, see BURIAL VAULTS

Consolidations, private cemeteries, Minn. Statutes 2008 307.06, 2008 307.07

Correctional facilities, Minn. Statutes 2008 241.16 to 2008 241.18

County cemeteries, see COUNTY CEMETERIES

Definitions

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.87

Mortuary science regulations, Minn. Statutes 2008 149A.02

Descriptions of property, lots, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.16, 2008 306.18

Entombment space

Columbaria, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.37, 2008 306.762, 2008 306.78

Mausoleums, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.15, 2008 306.37, 2008 306.762, 2008 306.78

Evidence

Abandoned lots, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.23

Lots, documents affecting title, certified copies, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.29

Fees

Annual maintenance fees, nonpayment, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.16

Lot sales, service charges, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.15

Winter burials, additional charges, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.99

Fences (partition)

Property damage, lawsuits, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.12, 2008 307.082

Removal, Minn. Statutes 2008 307.08

Fort Ridgely Cemetery, state monuments, Minn. Statutes 2008 138.585

Fraternal benefit societies, cemeteries operated by, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.88

Funds and accounts, see under CEMETERY ASSOCIATIONS

Grave goods, removal, Minn. Statutes 2008 307.08

Grave markers

Property damage, lawsuits, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.12

Removal from cemeteries or unmarked human burial grounds, Minn. Statutes 2008 307.08, 2008 307.082

State institutions, Minn. Statutes 2008 246.33

Graves, see Burial sites under this topic

Greenhouses, land acquired for

Use of permanent care and improvement funds, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.79

Historic places, Zion Lutheran Church and cemetery, Minn. Statutes 2008 138.664

Human skeletal remains, Minn. Statutes 2008 307.08, 2008 307.082

Improvements to property

Permanent care and improvement fund money, use, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.41 to 2008 306.44, 2008 306.79

Sale proceeds from lots or personal property, use, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.10

Indian burial grounds, see Burial grounds under INDIANS

Injunctions, violations, generally, Minn. Statutes 2008 307.082

Inurnment space

Columbaria, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.37, 2008 306.762, 2008 306.78

Mausoleums, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.15, 2008 306.37, 2008 306.762, 2008 306.78

Judgments, certified copies, abandoned lots, quieting title, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.24

Land acquired for

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.05

Purpose, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.02

Sale and conveyance, see Real property under CEMETERY ASSOCIATIONS

Title to, acquisition, Minn. Statutes 2008 541.01

Lawsuits, see under CEMETERY ASSOCIATIONS

Location, rulemaking, Minn. Statutes 2008 144.12

Lot owners

Certificates and certification, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.111

Consent

Burial grounds, right of entry, Minn. Statutes 2008 307.08

Private cemeteries, Minn. Statutes 2008 307.01, 2008 307.09, 2008 307.12

Subdivision or rearrangement, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.66, 2008 307.01

Devises and bequests, disposal of lots, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.29

Disposal of lots, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.29

Election or appointment by, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.69, 2008 306.73

Inspections, permanent care and improvement fund, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.80

Lawsuits, abandoned lots, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.22

Meeting notices, associates, vacancies, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.111

Meetings, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.111, 2008 306.59, 2008 306.68, 2008 307.06

Nonowners or nonrelatives, burial, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.29

Notice given, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.59, 2008 306.68, 2008 307.06

Notice received, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.242, 2008 306.55, 2008 307.06

Powers and duties, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.69, 2008 306.73

Private cemeteries, Minn. Statutes 2008 307.01, 2008 307.06, 2008 307.09

Proxies (persons), Minn. Statutes 2008 306.111, 2008 306.60

Purchasers, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.761, 2008 306.762, 2008 307.12

Reports about, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.761

Representation, board of trustees, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.73

Resolutions by, private cemeteries, Minn. Statutes 2008 307.06

Rights and privileges, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.023, 2008 306.025, 2008 306.027, 2008 306.66

Service of process on, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.16, 2008 306.21, 2008 306.242

Signatures, lots, sales agreements, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.15

Spouses, signatures, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.15

Trustees chosen from, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.11, 2008 306.73

Votes and voting, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.11, 2008 306.111, 2008 306.60, 2008 306.61, 2008 307.06

Wills, disposal of lots, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.29

Lots

Abandoned lots, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.21 to 2008 306.241, 2008 307.11

Access, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.18, 2008 306.22

Acquisition, purpose, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.02

Attachment, exemption, Minn. Statutes 2008 550.37

Claims of interest, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.21, 2008 306.22

Deed taxes, exemptions, Minn. Statutes 2008 287.22

Deeds to, safe deposit companies, duties, Minn. Statutes 2008 55.10

Description of property, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.16, 2008 306.18

Disposal by owners, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.29

Garnishment, exemption, Minn. Statutes 2008 550.37

Grantees, claims of interest, service of process on, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.21

Interment rights, deeded in lieu of title, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.29

Maintenance, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.21, 2008 306.23, 2008 306.761

Maintenance fees, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.16, 2008 306.20

Markers, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.66, 2008 307.01

Medical assistance, asset limitations and exclusions, Minn. Statutes 2008 256B.056

Municipal cemeteries, maintenance fees, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.16 to 2008 306.20

Perpetual care contracts, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.19, 2008 306.20

Perpetual care trust funds, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.025

Personal property taxes, Minn. Statutes 2008 277.20, 2008 277.21

Private cemeteries, Minn. Statutes 2008 307.04, 2008 307.05, 2008 307.07

Procuring, purpose, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.02

Purchasers, see same under this topic

Records, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.29

Redemption, reinvested lots, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.20

Revestment of title, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.241, 2008 306.242

Sale and conveyance

Abandoned lots, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.241

Agreements, copies, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.15

Cemetery association officers, duties, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.09

First class cities, conveyances to, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.86

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.02

Holding corporations, conveyances to, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.86

Permanent care and improvement funds proceeds, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.241, 2008 306.37, 2008 306.78

Proceeds, uses, exception, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.10, 2008 306.88

Real estate licensure, exemption, Minn. Statutes 2008 82.23

Reorganized cemetery associations, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.62

Repurchase by cemetery, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.15

Requirements, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.09, 2008 306.15

Service charges, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.15

Subdivided land sales law, exemption, Minn. Statutes 2008 83.26

Trustees, duties, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.09

Sales (executions), exemption, Minn. Statutes 2008 550.37

Surveys, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.05

Taxes and assessments, exemption, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.14, 2008 306.88

Title

Interment rights deeded in lieu of, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.29

Quieting title, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.22 to 2008 306.24

Records, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.29

Reinvestment with cemetery or cemetery association, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.16 to 2008 306.20, 2008 306.241

Reversion for unpaid assessments, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.55

Unused lots, statements of owners' interest, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.242

Value, MFIP applicants or participants, Minn. Statutes 2008 256J.20

Maintenance and operation

Appropriations for, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.243, 2008 306.246, 2008 471.24

Cemeteries transferred to local governments, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.025

Lawn care and related services, Minn. Statutes 2008 297A.67

Lots, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.21, 2008 306.23, 2008 306.761

Municipal cemeteries, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.41 to 2008 306.44

Permanent care and improvement fund, use, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.38, 2008 306.41 to 2008 306.44, 2008 306.79

Private cemeteries, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.41 to 2008 306.44

Sale proceeds from lots or personal property, use, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.10

Maps, land acquired for cemetery, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.05, 2008 306.09

Mausoleums, see MAUSOLEUMS

Mergers, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.027

Monuments, see Grave markers under this topic

Municipal cemeteries

Cemeteries established before 1870, conveyance, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.06

Cemeteries transferred to local governments, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.025

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

City council powers, Minn. Statutes 2008 412.221

Lots, maintenance fees, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.16 to 2008 306.20

Maintenance and improvements, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.41 to 2008 306.44, 2008 471.24

Mergers, generally, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.027

Permanent care and improvement funds, see under CEMETERY ASSOCIATIONS

Plats, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.65 to 2008 306.67

Subdivision or rearrangement, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.66

Neglected cemeteries, generally, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.243, 2008 306.246

Notice requirements, see Notice given under CEMETERY ASSOCIATIONS

Operators, interment errors, correction, notice, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.155

Organization (formation), cemeteries established after 1906, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.01

Ornaments

Property damage, lawsuits, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.12, 2008 307.082

Removal, Minn. Statutes 2008 307.08

Parties to suits, abandoned lots, quieting title, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.22

Payments by, interment errors, correction, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.155

Payments to, lot sales, service charges, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.15

Personal property taxes, exemption, Minn. Statutes 2008 272.02

Persons in charge, superintendents, Minn. Statutes 2008 609.502

Plats

Municipal cemeteries, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.65 to 2008 306.67

Private cemeteries, Minn. Statutes 2008 307.01, 2008 307.02, 2008 307.10

Plots, see Lots under this topic

Policy of state, burial sites, Minn. Statutes 2008 307.08

Prepaid burial contracts, see PREPAID BURIAL CONTRACTS

Private cemeteries

Abandoned cemeteries, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.243, 2008 306.246

Abandoned lots, Minn. Statutes 2008 307.11

Acquisition by religious corporations, Minn. Statutes 2008 307.03

Alleys, designation, Minn. Statutes 2008 307.02, 2008 307.07

Burial grounds held in trust, Minn. Statutes 2008 315.14

Cemeteries established after 1906, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.01

Cemetery associations, see Private cemetery associations under CEMETERY ASSOCIATIONS

Consolidations, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.06, 2008 306.07

Creditors remedies, exemptions, Minn. Statutes 2008 307.09

Establishment, Minn. Statutes 2008 307.01

Execution sales, exemption, Minn. Statutes 2008 307.09

Fraternal benefit societies, cemeteries operated by, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.88

Interment errors, correction, Minn. Statutes 2008 307.115

Lot owners, Minn. Statutes 2008 307.01, 2008 307.06, 2008 307.09, 2008 307.12

Lots, Minn. Statutes 2008 307.04, 2008 307.07

Maintenance and improvements, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.41 to 2008 306.44

Management, changes, Minn. Statutes 2008 315.31

Members, Minn. Statutes 2008 307.06

Mergers, generally, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.027

Names, changes, Minn. Statutes 2008 307.10

Nonprofit corporations law, exemption, Minn. Statutes 2008 317A.051

Permanent care and improvement funds, see under CEMETERY ASSOCIATIONS

Plats, Minn. Statutes 2008 307.01, 2008 307.02, 2008 307.10

Records and record keeping, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.03, 2008 306.17, 2008 306.29

Relocation, owners, consent, Minn. Statutes 2008 307.12

Sales and use taxes, exemptions, Minn. Statutes 2008 297A.70

Special assessments, exemptions, Minn. Statutes 2008 307.09

Streets and roads through, Minn. Statutes 2008 307.02, 2008 307.07, 2008 307.09

Subdivision or rearrangement, Minn. Statutes 2008 307.01

Surveyors, duties, Minn. Statutes 2008 307.01

Topographic surveys, Minn. Statutes 2008 307.01

Trustees, powers, Minn. Statutes 2008 315.04, 2008 315.05

Property damage, lawsuits, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.12, 2008 307.082

Property taxes, exemptions

Constitutional provisions, Minn. Const. art 10 s 1

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2008 272.02, 2008 306.14

Private cemeteries, Minn. Statutes 2008 272.02, 2008 306.88, 2008 307.09

Purchasers

Notice received, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.761

Prepaid burial contracts, see PREPAID BURIAL CONTRACTS

Records, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.762

Purchases by, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.15

Ramsey County, soldiers' rest, Minn. Statutes 2008 383A.18

Records and record keeping

Burial register, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.03

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.17

Lots, documents affecting title, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.29

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

Relocation

Private cemeteries, consent, Minn. Statutes 2008 307.12

Trustees, consent, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.141

Removal of bodies, Minn. Statutes 2008 609.502

Right of entry, burial grounds, Minn. Statutes 2008 307.08

Sales, Minn. Statutes 2008 149A.72

Service of process by, see under CEMETERY ASSOCIATIONS

Signs, burial grounds, Minn. Statutes 2008 307.08

Special assessments

Exemptions, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.14, 2008 306.88, 2008 307.09

Failure to pay, reversion of title, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.55

Lots, maintenance and upkeep, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.55

State monuments, see STATE MONUMENTS

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

Stones, see Grave markers under this topic

Streets and roads

Laid through cemetery, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.14, 2008 307.02, 2008 307.07, 2008 307.09

Land acquired for, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.79

Lots, access, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.18

Structures, see Buildings under this topic

Subdivision or rearrangement

Markers or plats, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.66

Private cemeteries, Minn. Statutes 2008 307.01

Superintendents

Interference with dead bodies, failure to report, Minn. Statutes 2008 609.502

Surveys

Land acquired for cemetery, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.05

Private cemeteries, Minn. Statutes 2008 307.01

Third parties, rights and privileges, mergers, effect, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.027

Title to, acquisition, Minn. Statutes 2008 541.01

Town cemeteries, see TOWN CEMETERIES

Transfers of property, see under CEMETERY ASSOCIATIONS

Trees and shrubs

Property damage, lawsuits, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.12, 2008 307.082

Removal, Minn. Statutes 2008 307.08

Trespass, Minn. Statutes 2008 609.605

Veterans cemeteries

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2008 197.236

Grave markers, Veterans Affairs Department, Minn. Statutes 2008 197.23

Honor guards, provisions for, Minn. Statutes 2008 197.231

Mississippi headwaters area, Minn. Statutes 2008 103F.369

Whitewater State Wildlife Management Area

Natural Resources Department, duties, Minn. Statutes 2008 84.034

Winter burials, costs, Minn. Statutes 2008 306.99