Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 214
Cemeteries

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Rsmo Number Section Description
Chapter Cross Reference
Bronze urns, vases, memorials from cemeteries purchased secondhand by dealers or collectors, records required, penalty, 407.305
Community improvement districts may repair, restore, or maintain abandoned cemeteries, 67.1461
Disciplinary proceedings against persons or entities licensed, certified or registered by the division of professional registration, time limitations to commence action, exceptions, 324.043
Equipment to maintain and repair, contracts authorized with political subdivisions, 70.322
Vandalism of cemetery, institutional vandalism, civil action for damages or injunction, attorney fees and costs, 537.523
Vandalism of cemetery, institutional vandalism, criminal code, 574.085
   
PUBLIC CEMETERIES
214.010. Local government may acquire and dispose of cemeteries within boundaries--authority to regulate--penalties.
214.020. City may establish perpetual care cemetery fund--receive gifts--limitation on use of income from fund.
214.030. Cemetery lots, conveyed by deed.
214.035. Conveyance of cemetery property to political subdivision, when--notice of transfer.
214.040. Plots and records of cemeteries to be maintained, where--requirements.
214.041. Construction of roads prohibited in cemetery--exceptions.
214.050. Power to vacate streets vested in county commissions.
214.060. Petition to be presented to county commission--remonstrance may be filed.
214.070. Terms defined.
214.080. Proceedings to enlarge.
   
PRIVATE CEMETERIES
214.090. Family burying grounds, how secured.
214.120. Costs, who liable for.
214.130. County commission and incorporated cemetery company to receive grants and bequests in trust.
214.131. Tombstones, fences, destroying or mutilating in abandoned family or private cemetery, penalty--abandoned or private burying ground, defined.
214.132. Visiting abandoned family or private burying ground surrounded by private property, right of access, when, enforcement by sheriff--court's power to disinter.
   
PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO PUBLIC AND PRIVATE CEMETERIES
Cross Reference

Community improvement districts may repair, restore, or maintain abandoned cemeteries, 67.1461 ***

214.140. Property placed in trust for benefit of cemeteries.
214.150. County commissions shall become trustees and custodians.
214.160. Shall invest or loan trust funds.
214.170. May designate responsible organization or individual to administer the income.
214.180. Shall keep record of receipts and disbursements.
214.190. Cemetery not subject to execution, dower or partition--exception.
214.200. Title, how obtained to lands used for burial purposes.
214.205. Violation of nuisance ordinance--abandonment--action authorized--costs--eminent domain.
214.208. Disinterment authorized, when--consent required, when--cemetery owner not liable, when.
214.209. Abandonment of burial site, rights revert to cemetery.
   
PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO CERTAIN CITIES AND FIRST CLASS COUNTIES
214.210. Certain cities may accept or acquire cemetery lands.
214.220. Lands or shares subject to all vested rights.
214.230. City may acquire money or funds, how.
214.240. City may provide and enforce rules and regulations.
214.250. Proceedings to establish cemetery in first class counties--petition by taxpayers.
214.260. Penalty for violation.
   
CEMETERY ENDOWED CARE TRUST FUND LAW
214.270. Definitions.
214.275. License, cemeteries--division's powers and duties--limitations.
214.276. Refusal to issue license--notice--hearing.
214.277. Injunctions, restraining orders, other court remedies available--venue.
214.280. Election to operate as endowed care cemetery filing with division of registration, form--fee--deposit of fee--division's powers and duties--rules authorized.
214.282. Voidability of contracts, exceptions.
214.283. Notification of burial lands--registry of cemeteries to be kept by division--fee may be charged for copies--surveyor locating unregistered cemetery to file with division, form.
214.300. Nonendowed cemetery may qualify as endowed, when--minimum care and maintenance fund to be established.
214.310. Endowed care and maintenance fund, minimum amount--bond--posting of sign, when, information required.
214.320. Deposits in fund required, amount--annual report, form furnished by division--audits may be conducted, when--exemption from chapter 436 requirements, when.
214.325. Required deposits--deficiency--effect--penalty.
214.330. Endowed care fund held in trust or segregated account--requirements--duties of trustee or independent investment advisor--operator's duties--endowed care fund agreement.
214.335. Contributions to endowed care fund for memorial or monument--deficiency, effect of.
214.340. Report required--content--oath--filing required.
214.345. Sale of cemetery plot--written statement to be given to purchaser--copy of annual report to be available to public.
214.360. Private use of trust funds prohibited.
214.363. Bankruptcy, assignment for benefit of creditors, endowed care fund exempt.
214.365. Cemetery failing to provide maintenance--abandonment or ceasing to operate, division's duties.
214.367. Sale of assets, notice required--prospective purchaser of endowed care cemetery, right to recent audit--right to continue operation, notification by division.
214.370. Nonendowed cemetery to post signs and give notice of its character.
214.380. Nonendowed section of endowed care cemetery--signs and notice.
214.385. Moving of grave marker, replacement--delivery of item of burial merchandise.
214.387. Burial merchandise or services, deferral of delivery, when--escrow arrangement--distribution of moneys--cancellation.
214.389. Suspension of distribution, when, procedure.
214.390. Existing cemeteries to operate under law--local law applicable.
214.392. Division of professional registration, duties and powers in regulation of cemeteries--rulemaking authority.
214.400. Citation of law.
214.410. Violation of law, penalty.
   
INDIAN CEMETERIES
214.450. Indian cemeteries, how established--trust fund authorized.
214.455. Destruction or defacing any cemetery property, penalty.
   
SALE OF CERTAIN CEMETERIES
214.500. Cemeteries acquired by a city at tax sales or as nuisances may be sold.
214.504. No liability for new cemetery operators, when--rights of holders of contracts for burial.
214.508. Previous cemetery owner liable, when.
214.512. New cemetery owner not liable for deficiencies, exception.
214.516. Registration as an endowed care cemetery, when--compliance with endowed care cemetery law required.
   
SCATTER GARDENS
214.550. Scatter gardens, operation by churches maintaining religious cemeteries--maintenance of garden and records, duty of operator.

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