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Old September 9th, 2011, 02:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is it legal to be buried on your own property?

Not sick or anything, but I'm thinking about changing my will so it declares my body to be buried on my own property...in a home-made wooden casket that I am thinking of building. Nothing fancy, just maybe cut from some nice poplar. I don't even want a funeral. Somebodies gonna have to dig the hole and dump me in the casket though...poor sucker.

Is this legal?

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Old September 9th, 2011, 02:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Not sick or anything, but I'm thinking about changing my will so it declares my body to be buried on my own property...in a home-made wooden casket that I am thinking of building. Nothing fancy, just maybe cut from some nice poplar. I don't even want a funeral. Somebodies gonna have to dig the hole and dump me in the casket though...poor sucker.

Is this legal?
I don't believe so, but our local restrictions may be different than yours.

However, you may be legally buried in debt on your property in any state.
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Old September 9th, 2011, 02:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I think environmental concerns have pretty much taken away the legality of this kind of thing
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Could ashes be a different matter -- in that case how could they stop you?

But if you are building a casket, are you allowing room for your favourite guitar?

Aside: I remember reading about a Chinese village (or region) where, when you are born, they plant a tree that will provide the wood for your casket. So you get to watch it grow!
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Old September 9th, 2011, 02:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Is it legal to be buried on your own property?

What're they gonna do to you if it is, dig you up and put you in jail? :snicker:


I say go for it.




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Old September 9th, 2011, 02:40 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I want a big viking funeral, with a flaming raft and everything
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Old September 9th, 2011, 02:51 PM   #7 (permalink)
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What're they gonna do to you if it is, dig you up and put you in jail? :snicker:
This ^ blows my mind.
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Old September 9th, 2011, 02:52 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Many farms/ranches had family cemeteries in the old days. One has to think that maybe the property would sold in future.

The OP idea has crossed my mind, but I'm already engraved on the family grave marker, so that's where I'm going ... in ashes. Just an end date to be engraved for the stone.
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Old September 9th, 2011, 02:55 PM   #9 (permalink)
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The last guy that I know of that buried someone in his backyard is now in jail... so I'd say its probably illegal.

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It depends on your local regulations. I want to say many places have laws where the body has to be chemically treated if not cremated.
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Old September 9th, 2011, 02:56 PM   #11 (permalink)
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What're they gonna do to you if it is, dig you up and put you in jail? :snicker:

I say go for it.

I'm sure they'll find someone who's living to make responsible for it, though. Not something that I would want to have to straighten out. Check local laws.
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Old September 9th, 2011, 03:01 PM   #12 (permalink)
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It varies by location.

I'm on my church's trustee board/cemetery committee and had an eye-opening conversation about this recently.

Turns out homemade coffins aren't legal in my state, thanks to legislation pushed through with help from lobbyists from the funeral home industry.

We're currently in the process of determining how cremation urns should be interred and how many should be allowed per plot...one of those things you never think much about until you become directly involved in one way or another.
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If you're a really oily type of guy, I guess you'd have to have mineral rights to the land.
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You would have to check with city, county, and state that you live in to see if that's possible.
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Old September 9th, 2011, 04:07 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Lee Hays from The Weavers

I want it done the way Lee Hays who sang Bass in The Weavers had it done.
Lee had his ashes thrown into his compost pile.
Classic.
Then that sign "I'm in The Garden" would really make some sense.
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It may be against the Law to be buried while still alive, but I don't know how they would prosecute you.
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I want it done the way Lee Hays who sang Bass in The Weavers had it done.
Lee had his ashes thrown into his compost pile.
Classic.
Then that sign "I'm in The Garden" would really make some sense.
Hunter Thompson had his ashes scattered via fireworks explosions. Not sure if it was one blast or several that contained his ashes, but a great way to go out, IMO.

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It's only legal if you do it yourself.
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No one would ever know if you didn't have a headstone.
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