RIGHTS OF OWNERSHIP
Serving our community since 1931
Cemetery Plot Ownership
- The purchase of a grave space in Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens entitles the owner(s) the rights of interment (burial of human remains or cremains). Your rights of interment do not convey land ownership. Your rights of interment may be transferred or sold.
- Rights of interment also entitle the owner to authorize the installation of a memorial that adheres to Cemetery memorial guidelines and the use of an authorized monument dealer as approved by Rose Lawn.
- Each space is recorded with either the issuance of a deed (if living) or direct entry (if deceased) into the cemetery burial records.
- Rose Lawn is the recording agent for all issuance of deeds, deed transfers, or direct entries into the Cemetery’s books.
- Rose Lawn shall treat the living persons or entity in whose name the official title to the space appears in the records of the Cemetery as the owner of the right of interment.
- Any owner or joint owner of an interment certificate has the right to give permission by written order for the interment of the remains of others than his/her immediate family.
- Proof of interment rights will be requested by Rose Lawn any time a request is made for an interment or disinterment.
- If an owner of record becomes deceased, rights of interment transfer to the spouse or other owner(s) of record.
- If all owners of record are deceased rights of interment pass to the heirs. Rose Lawn shall assume that all remaining heirs have equal rights to ownership unless otherwise specified by will or other estate documents.
- Rose Lawn must be notified in writing of the legal transfer of ownership to heirs that are not owners of record. That notification should include copies of the portion of the will or other estate documents that support the legal claim of transfer. This is required for Rose Lawn to ensure proper recording in the Cemetery books. There is no fee to record the transfer of ownership among heirs. Deeds will not be reissued.
- Deeds to rights of interment may also be resold with prior consent from Rose Lawn. Once consent is granted, seller(s) must submit a Letter of Conveyance (see below to print) to be signed and notarized by all owners of record (sellers) and buyers. There is a $50 fee to reissue the new deed and record the new ownership in the Cemetery books.
- Rose Lawn will not grant consent for sale if any indebtedness to the cemetery exists.
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