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RULE §71.23Cancellation of Burial Reservations

(a) An individual or the legal representative of an individual who has made a burial reservation in writing may cancel the reservation at any time by providing written notice to the superintendent.

(b) The Committee may cancel a burial reservation if:

  (1) the individual for whom the reservation was made has been interred in another cemetery for at least two (2) years and no written reinterment request has been made to the Committee; and

  (2) the Committee provides thirty (30) days notice, by certified mail to at least one member of the family of the individual or to the legal representative of the individual at the person's last known address of the date, time and location of the open meeting where the Committee will consider canceling the burial reservation; and

  (3) the Committee provides the family member or legal representative of the individual whose burial reservation is subject to cancellation the opportunity to appear in person or to submit written documentation clearly demonstrating why the burial reservation should not be canceled.

(c) Cancellation of a burial reservation does not preclude the family or legal representative of an individual whose burial reservation has been canceled from submitting an application to erect a cenotaph.

Source Note: The provisions of this §71.23 adopted to be effective July 27, 2000, 25 TexReg 6977; amended to be effective July 8, 2010, 35 TexReg 5817

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