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How To Choose A Good Cemetery For Your Mausoleum Burial
[Cemetery Type, Location, Rules And Costs]
TRANSCRIPT OF THE VIDEO NARRATION:
Look around. Do you see any mausoleums? I don’t. That’s because every cemetery has rules and regulations about what types of memorials they allow and where they can be placed. And that includes mausoleums.
In this chapter of the Essential Buyer’s Guide to Private Family Mausoleums, you’ll learn how to choose a good cemetery for your mausoleum burial. We’ll talk about cemetery type, location, and rules and costs.
If you’re thinking about a private family mausoleum, the first thing you have to think about is where to install it? If you don’t have a place to put it, you certainly don’t want to buy it.
There are basically 5 types of cemeteries which might allow new private family mausoleums - veterans’ cemeteries, public cemeteries, green cemeteries (green or natural burial parks), religious cemeteries and municipal or district cemeteries.
Veterans Cemeteries, for military veterans and their families, are managed by the government, either local or national.
Municipal Cemeteries are managed by a nonprofit organization governed by a voluntary board of trustees, and offer plots and settings at a lower cost.
Religious Cemeteries are owned and operated by local religious organizations.
A Public Cemetery refers to any cemetery used by the general community, a neighborhood, or religious organization.
The best way to start looking for a cemetery is to search the web for “Find a Cemetery near me”. Find cemeteries that suit your needs and look them up on the web or give them a call. Find out which cemeteries in your area allow mausoleums and if they allow the mausoleum design you have in mind.
Cemeteries have different rules and regulations concerning mausoleums. Some only allow certain types of mausoleums, certain sizes and styles, and some don’t allow mausoleums at all.
You may need to find out what their policy is on the disposition of cremated remains.
If the cemetery is affiliated with a church, do they allow other faiths to be buried there?
Does the cemetery have a mausoleum plot that’s affordable for you and your family? Plots in prime locations with exceptional views cost more.
How will the mausoleum grounds be managed and cared for? Top-notch security and well-maintained grounds can come at a high cost.
If you can’t find a suitable cemetery to house your mausoleum, there is another option. Install it in on your property. That’s right, most states allow you to build a mausoleum at your home. The only restrictions are state and local laws for zoning. You’ll be able to see and visit the grave whenever you want. It also costs a lot less than buying and maintaining a cemetery gravesite.
The best thing you can do is to understand all your options for your mausoleum’s final resting place.
Talk with a mausoleum company like Rome Monument in Pittsburgh. They install monuments around the country and are familiar with cemetery rules and local and state laws for installing a mausoleum.
Next in The Definitive Buyers’ Guide to Private Family Mausoleums, we’ll look at why designing your mausoleum pre-need is the best way to get the mausoleum you want at the price you want to pay.