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Section 7: Removals

7.1 Removal of bodies from graves in the Cemeteries will only be made by the City in accordance with the requirements of the Statutes of the state. Charges made by the City for removal will be made in accordance with the difficulty of the work and are payable in advance.

7.2 Owners or their heirs desiring graves opened shall secure the necessary disinterment permit from the City Clerk and deliver the same to the Cemetery Superintendent. All removals will be made by the City under the supervision of a licensed funeral director.

7.3 For sanitary reasons, graves will not be reopened for inspection except for official investigations.

7.4 Any markers or monuments designating the location of an interment shall be removed at the time a disinterment in made.

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