2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 4 - AGRICULTURE AND DOMESTIC ANIMALS
Section 4:22A-7 - Maintenance fees
4:22A-7. Maintenance fees
The owner or operator of a pet cemetery shall charge a person seeking to dispose of a pet, at the option of the customer, either an annual or permanent maintenance fee for the care of the pet cemetery, as follows:
a. The annual maintenance fee, billed each calendar year not later than July 1 and due not later than August 15, shall be placed by the owner or operator of the pet cemetery in the general account of the pet cemetery to be used for pet cemetery maintenance during the forthcoming year; or
b. The one-time permanent maintenance fee of at least $25.00 shall be placed by the owner or operator of the pet cemetery into an endowment care or similar trust fund, the entirety of which shall be used for the perpetual maintenance of the pet cemetery.
A pet owner who initially selects the annual maintenance fee may transfer to perpetual maintenance at any time by paying to the pet cemetery an amount equal to the permanent maintenance fee applicable on the date of the transfer.
If the annual maintenance fee is not paid within 90 days of the date on which it is due, the owner or operator of the pet cemetery shall send written notice by certified mail to the pet owner that the annual maintenance fee is overdue. If, within 90 days of the mailing of that certified letter, the annual maintenance fee is not paid, the pet owner shall lose all disposal rights at the pet cemetery, notwithstanding any provision to the contrary in section 5 of this act.
L. 1985, c. 401, s. 7.