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Exceptions to Happy Homestead Cemetery’s burial rules

Staff Reports

California law states that a district may bury deceased non-residents if all of the following conditions are met:

1) The trustees determine that the cemetery has adequate space for the foreseeable future.

2) The deceased non-resident had been a resident taxpayer of the district for at least a continuous five-year period, a portion of which must have occurred within the 10-year period immediately prior to the death.

3) The district has established an endowment care fund which requires at least the minimum deposit set forth in Section 8378.

4) The district requires the payment of a non-residential fee established pursuant to section 8894.

5) A written request is submitted by a resident or taxpayer of the district, other than a trustee or employee of the district and other than a funeral director or his employee.

Deceased non-resident military personnel may also be buried in district cemeteries if there is space available.

The trustees may permit any cemetery maintained by the district to be used for the burial within the ground of any deceased non-resident of the district if the decedent died while serving on active duty in the armed forces or active militia or while in the line of duty as a peace officer or fireman and if all of the following conditions are met.

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