5.8.4.3 Cemetery Records in Particular

1. Each diocesan and parish cemetery must maintain a permanent cemetery record together with a chart (i.e., a map or plat) designating the burial plots and the interments made in them. It is to indicate the number of plots, the names of the purchasers of burial rights, and the date of the purchases.

2. Each diocesan and parish cemetery must maintain permanent records on each and every cemetery plot or lot according to the minimum standards of the state of Michigan:    

   a. map of the cemetery;

   b. a platted map of all cemetery lots;

   c. a record of interment rights sold;

   d. a record of all interments including

   d.1. name of deceased,

   d.2. age of deceased,

   d.3. date of burial,      

   d.4. grave location;

   e. cremated remains buried or inurned;

   f. duplicate records in a safe place;

   g. financial records.

3. Each diocesan and parish cemetery must maintain permanent records of each and every interment, entombment or inurnment that must include:   

   a. name of deceased;

   b. date and place of death;

   c. date and manner of final disposition;

   d. age at the time of death;

   e. name and address of the next-of-kin;

   f. name and address of the funeral home;

   g. a copy of the burial transmit permit issued by civil authorities, even in the case of a burial, entombment or inurnment of cremated remains;

   h. a signed receipt for the remains pursuant to any disinterment, removal or exhumation.




Date approved by Bishop


Posted by
Msgr. S. J. Raica, chancellor