Older Uniform Acts

Uniform Vital Statistics Act (1987)

Burial permit

24. (1) On receipt of the form and certificate under section 21(1), the division registrar shall prepare and issue to the funeral director a burial permit.

(2) On receipt of the form and certificate under section 21(2), the division registrar shall prepare and issue to the funeral director a burial permit and forward the statement and certificate to the proper division registrar.

(3) No person shall

(a) bury, cremate or otherwise dispose of the body of a person who dies in (enacting jurisdiction) unless a burial permit in respect of the deceased has been obtained from a division registrar, or

(b) remove the body from the registration district in which the death occurred or the body was found, except temporarily for the purpose of preparing it for burial, cremation or other disposition.

(4) Where the body of any person is to be removed by a common carrier to the place of burial, cremation or other disposition, the removal shall not take place unless the prescribed copies of the burial permit have been affixed to the outside of the casket.

(5)The funeral director shall,

(a) at the place of burial, cremation or other disposition, remove any copies of the burial permit affixed to the outside of the casket,

(b) deliver the prescribed copy of the burial permit to the person conducting the funeral or religious service, and

(c) deliver the prescribed copy of the burial permit to the cemetery owner or, where no person is in charge of the cemetery at the time of the burial or other disposition of the body, write across the face of the burial permit the words "No person in charge", append his or her signature to the permit, and mail it to the director.

(6) Where a death occurs outside (enacting jurisdiction) and the burial, cremation or other disposition of the body is to take place in (enacting jurisdiction), a burial permit or other document authorized under the law of the place in which the death occurs, signed by the division registrar or other proper officer, is sufficient authority for the burial or other disposition of the body.

Cemetery owner's duties

25. No cemetery owner shall permit the burial, cremation or other disposition of a dead body in the cemetery unless the funeral director or the person officiating has delivered to the cemetery owner the prescribed copy of the burial permit.

Next Annual Meeting

2020 Annual Meeting

Place to be Announced

August 9 – 13, 2020