2006 Louisiana Laws - RS 8:802 — Transfer of ownership rights

§802.  Transfer of ownership rights

A.  In order to insure that at all times the cemetery authority will have complete and accurate records, the sale or transfer of any right of interment or cemetery space, shall not be binding upon a cemetery authority until approved in writing by a duly authorized officer, agent or employee of the cemetery authority and duly recorded in the official records of the cemetery.

B.  A cemetery authority may refuse to give its consent to a sale, use, or transfer of, or may refuse to issue a deed or other evidence of title to a cemetery space or the right of interment, so long as there is any indebtedness due on such right of interment or cemetery space.

C.  The transfer of any right of interment or cemetery space, whether by conveyance, assignment of a purchase contract, or otherwise, shall be subject to all of the terms, provisions and conditions of the rules and regulations of the cemetery authority, as amended from time to time.

D.  All transfers of rights of interment or cemetery space shall be subject to the payment of such reasonable fees and charges as may be established from time to time on a uniform basis by the cemetery authority, and such fees and charges shall be paid before any transfer is approved by and recorded in the records of the cemetery authority.

E.  Whenever a cemetery authority makes an interment on the authority of a person who presents the official title to the cemetery space in which the said interment is to be made, the right of the cemetery authority to make said interment shall be conclusively presumed, but it shall have the right to refuse to permit an interment if it receives a written protest from any person who, in the sole judgment of an officer of the cemetery authority, has a reasonable basis for objecting.

F.  In dealing with an owner, a cemetery authority may rely upon, for all purposes, the last address of said owner that is on file in the office of the cemetery authority, and any notice forwarded to the owner of record at said address shall be conclusively considered as sufficient and proper legal notification for any and all purposes.  If an owner wishes to change his official address, it shall be his duty to notify the cemetery authority, in writing, and when such a notice is received by the cemetery authority, the owner's address shall be promptly changed and, thereafter, said new address shall prevail for all purposes.

Acts 1974, No. 417, §1.

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