Grave Ownership Rights

When a person purchases a burial site they assume certain rights and responsibilities that are important to understand.

Please review all cemetery rules and regulations as written in city ordinance.
  5. 80-YEAR RULE
Cemetery Ownership:
All land within Missoula City Cemetery is owned and maintained by the city of Missoula.
Conveyance of Title: A conveyance of title is issued to the purchaser for the right to inter in a specified burial site.  The purchaser receives the original signed and sealed certificate.  This document is required by the cemetery when using, assigning, transferring, or selling back a grave site.
Ownership Responsibilites: The name stated on the conveyance of title document and issued at time of purchase is the sole owner of the burial site and controls the usage of the burial site.
       1.  It is the owner's responsibility to assign usage of the burial site through written assignment which must be on file at the cemetery.  The owner has the right to void or change the assignment at any time.  The cemetery must honor the most current written assignment on file at the cemetery.
       2.  It is the owner's responsibility to assign a legal heir who can assume control of the burial site upon their death.  The cemetery requires the original conveyance of title and the will that identifies the heir and calls out the cemetery burial site to which they have inherited control.

Please review cemetery ordinance for purchases

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