Making changes to your place of interment?
If you are making changes to your place of interment, you must notify us in advance and submit all supporting documents.
You must notify us before making any of the following changes to your business:
- changing your business name
- changing your business model
- changing a partner or corporate officer
- if you are selling your business
You must get approval and provide supporting documents if you plan to inter human or cremated remains in an area that was not included in the initial plans provided to our office. You also must get approval if you plan on converting all or a portion of a place of interment to another use.
To add an interment area or interment structure to an existing place of interment, you must provide the following:
- a map that shows all of the items below:
- proposed interment area in relation to other interment areas
- dimensions of every lot, fence, walk, road, watercourse, or building in the place of interment
- total interment lot area and land area
- descriptive names and numbers for each proposed interment area
- a detailed plan for the future care and maintenance of the place of interment and include all of the following:
- plans to fund the care and maintenance of the place of interment
- plans to keep monies for the care and maintenance separate from all other monies
- aerial photo (internet-accessible photos will be accepted)
- a current copy of your bylaws
- the type and dimensions of each interment lot (graves, niches, crypts, etc.)
- the number of interments for each lot
- the type of Interment of each lot (human / cremated remains, etc.)
- price list for each type of interment
- the amount of care fund contribution for each right of interment and/or memorial
- a current land title document showing ownership, parcel identifier number (PID) and cemetery notation (Certificate of Public Interest on title).
What you don’t need permission for
You do not need permission to add, alter, close, or eliminate buildings, structures, rights of way, or access routes to lots, access routes, or grounds in a place of interment.
For example, you do not need our permission to:
- mend a fence
- change single-depth lots to double-depth lots
- change upright markers to flat markers
If required, you may update and document these changes within your bylaws.
Read the Cremation, Interment and Funeral Services Act, section 27
Submit a cemetery Board of Trustees update form.
Submit a Special Event Request Form.
Read the Cremation, Interment and Funeral Services Act, section 26(2)