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15-1002. Cemetery lots; conveyance; regulation. Cemetery lots owned by such city shall be conveyed by certificates signed by the mayor and counter-signed by the clerk under the seal of the city, specifying that the purchaser to whom the same is issued is the owner of the lot or lots described therein, by number, as laid down on such map or plat, for the purposes of interment; and such certificate shall vest in the purchaser, his or her heirs and assigns, a right in fee simple to such lot, for the sole purpose of interment, under the regulations of the city council; and such certificate shall be entitled to be recorded in the office of the register of deeds of the proper county without further acknowledgment; and such description of lots shall be deemed and recognized as a sufficient description thereof.

The council may limit the number of lots which shall be owned by the same person at the same time; may prescribe rules for enclosing, adorning and erecting monuments and tombstones on cemetery lots; and may prohibit any diversion of the use of such lots, and any improper adornment thereof, but no religious test shall be made as to the ownership of the lots, the burial therein, or the ornamentation of graves, or of such lots.

History: L. 1871, ch. 60, § 68; April 3; R.S. 1923, § 15-1002.

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