34-27-6 Burial record book required of cemetery--Indexes--Ownership records--Official inspection.
Burial record book required of cemetery--Indexes--Ownership records--Official
All copies of burial or removal permits shall be retained by the person in charge of any
cemetery, or place of burial, and filed by him as a permanent record of such cemetery, and he shall
forthwith make an exact copy of each burial or removal permit in a "burial record book," together
with such additional information as may be prescribed by the secretary of health; such "burial record
book" shall contain an alphabetical index, listing by name, all deceased persons interred or buried
in the cemetery. Such cemetery burial record shall also provide a numerical or tract index, to be
maintained by designating and numbering consecutively, each burial or removal permit, such permit
number to be marked or noted on the individual grave space upon the cemetery plat or map, wherein
such interment is or was made. Such person or cemetery officials shall also keep and maintain as a
permanent record, the name and address of all grantees and a description of each cemetery
subdivision, lot, or grave space, to whom such title has been conveyed or where certain areas have
been reserved for special purposes. All such burial records together with the cemetery plat or map,
shall at all times be open to official inspection.
Source: SL 1931, ch 267, § 10; SDC 1939, § 27.0214; SL 1941, ch 124, § 4; SDC Supp 1960,
§ 27.0214 (2).