The first decision faced by relatives of the deceased is to choose the burial site where the deceased will be laid to rest. A not inconsequential option, especially for financial reasons due to the price difference (up to 60%+) of courses from one region to another. That said, the prospect of choosing a cemetery in the sun or in an unusual location can quickly run counter to administrative realities. In fact, options for funeral locations are extremely limited, especially to avoid “traffic jams” in some of the more popular or frequented areas.
Burial place, a very supervised option
First of all, you should know that choosing a place of burial is primarily the responsibility of the deceased: if he has indicated a choice for burial and requests a specific place, his loved ones are legally obliged to respect his will. Whether the request is in writing (especially in a will) Whether it’s an informal verbal offer, it’s common. However, the possibility of emergence is theoretically limited. by law, the deceased can only be buried in three possible places: the cemetery of the municipality where he lived, the cemetery of the municipality where the death was recorded (such as when the deceased was hospitalized), or the cemetery of the municipality where he had family members where he was entitled to be buried. In these cases, the municipality must guarantee a free public land concession for five years. However, the installation of tombstones or any visible burial markings is not mandatory.
Can we benefit from exceptions for burial sites?
There are obviously special cases and circumstances that justify exceptions. This is the case for some overseas residents, for example, who can benefit from a guaranteed municipal burial if their relatives can provide proof of registration on the electoral roll. For all other cases, the choice of location is subject to the consent of the City Council, which has the full right of refusal, and such refusal cannot be challenged. In fact, only the city hall is responsible for burial authorizations, and burials cannot take place without authorization. Finally, if the deceased wishes to be buried on private property (such as a family home) rather than a cemetery, the choice must be approved by the governor of the department in which the relevant property is located, if geographic and sanitary conditions permit. However, it is usually up to the undertaker to handle these procedures themselves with the consent of the deceased’s family.
(by the editorial staff of the hREF agency)