2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 26 - HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS
Section 26:6-5 - Cemeteries dangerous to public health; action for relief; costs
26:6-5. Cemeteries dangerous to public health; action for relief; costs
When a cemetery or burial ground or part thereof for any reason has become dangerous to the public health and it shall be deemed inadvisable that any further interments be made therein, any municipal authority within whose limits the cemetery or burial ground is situate, or the State department or any local board, may institute an action in the Superior Court, either in the name of the State on the relation of the plaintiff or otherwise.
If the court shall determine that the cemetery or burial ground or any part thereof is dangerous to the public health for any reason, or that further interments therein would be inadvisable, the court may, by injunction or otherwise, grant such relief as may be proper and necessary for the protection of the public health.
If the court shall determine that the plaintiff is not entitled to any relief, costs shall be awarded against the plaintiff, but only if it appears to the court that no probable cause existed for bringing the action.
Amended by L.1953, c. 26, p. 478, s. 50.
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