Chapter 401 Burial of the Dead
401.01: Permit Required
401.02: Prohibited Outside Cemetery
401.03: Method of Burial
401.04: Lands Designated as Cemeteries
401.01: PERMIT REQUIRED:
No cemetery, place of burial or crematorium of the dead human person shall be established or set apart, nor shall any existing cemeteries or crematoriums be enlarged without a permit issued by the City Council after payment of a fee as established in Section 314.05 (Ord. 1072, 2-26-90; amd. 1995 Code) (Ord. 1379A, 11-17-2008)
401.02: PROHIBITED OUTSIDE CEMETERY:
No burial of any dead body or any part of the dead body of a human being, or any other disposition of such dead body shall be made in any place which is not a duly dedicated cemetery. (Ord. 412, 3-9-64)
401.03: METHOD OF BURIAL:
Within 24 hours of the arrival of any human body on the cemetery premises, it shall be buried as follows:
A. It shall be buried in a single grave and covered by at least two feet of earth.
B. No burials shall be made where one container containing a body shall be placed above another regardless of the depth of the grave.
C. All excavations for graves shall be made for a single grave and covered before any further excavation for additional graves are made within four feet of such excavation. (Ord. 507, 9-19-66)
401.04: LANDS DESIGNATED AS CEMETERIES:
The City Council shall make an inventory of all cemeteries and crematoriums existing in the City prior to October 1, 1989, and by resolution determine the boundaries of each and thereafter preserve records of which lands are cemeteries. No other lands shall be considered cemeteries until proper permits are issued under Section 401.01 of this Chapter. (Ord. 1072, 2-26-90)