St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 11.62 Births, Deaths and Burial Part IV
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Births, Deaths and Burial
PART IV CEMETERIES
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28.12 Authority of city to purchase burial grounds.
32.24 Condemnation of land for burial grounds
11.62.270 Permit required.
It shall be unlawful to bury deceased persons except in a cemetery or burying ground authorized by a permit issued by the board of public service. The limits of any cemetery or burial ground shall not be extended without a permit for each extension. Any violation of this section shall be a misdemeanor.
(1948 C. Ch. 10 § 26: 1960 C. § 432.010.)
11.62.280 Legal cemeteries named.
The following named cemeteries are recognized as legal and proper places of interment of persons who may die in the city or who may be brought to the city for burial: Bellefontaine, Calvary, First Evangelical, New Picker's, St. Marcus (New), St. Matthews, St. Peter and St. Paul.
(Ord. 57313 § 1, 1977: prior Ord. 56108 § 1, 1972: Ord. 51427 § 1, 1962: 1948 C. Ch. 10 § 27: 1960 C. § 432.020.)
11.62.290 Burial in unauthorized places.
Any owner, his agent, tenant, or any other person who shall bury or permit to be buried the body of any deceased person on any lot of ground within the limits of the city, except those authorized as a cemetery, except by special permission of the health commissioner, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.
(1948 C. Ch. 10 § 28: 1960 C. § 432.030.)
11.62.300 Depth for burying.
No body of any deceased person shall be buried in any cemetery within the limits of the city at a less depth than six feet below the surface of the ground, provided, that the provisions of this section shall not be applied to cases where burial vaults or tombs have been or may be erected for the reception of deceased persons.
(1948 C. Ch. 10 § 29: 1960 C. § 432.040.)
Every cemetery shall be in charge of a sexton or overseer, and the name of such sexton or overseer shall be certified to and recorded in the office of health commissioner, by the person owning or controlling such cemetery.
(1948 C. Ch. 10 § 30: 1960 C. § 432.050.)
11.62.320 Destroying or disfiguring.
Every person who shall wilfully destroy, disfigure or injure any wall, fence, ledge, monument, tombstone, tree or shrubbery around or within any cemetery, graveyard or burial ground, or shall use such a cemetery, graveyard or burial ground for any other purpose than a burying ground, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.
(1948 C. Ch. 10 § 31: 1960 C. § 432.060.)
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