2015 ORS 97.710¹
Power of cemetery to make rules and regulations

(1) The cemetery authority may make and enforce rules and regulations for:

(a) The use, care, control, management, restriction and protection of its cemetery;

(b) Restricting and limiting the use of all property within its cemetery;

(c) Regulating the uniformity, class and kind of all markers, monuments and other structures within its cemetery;

(d) Prohibiting the erection of monuments, markers or other structures in or upon any portion of its property;

(e) Regulating or preventing the erection of monuments, effigies and structures within any portion of the cemetery grounds and for the removal thereof;

(f) Regulating the care or preventing the introduction of plants or shrubs within such grounds;

(g) Preventing the interment in any part thereof of a body not entitled to interment therein;

(h) Preventing the use of burial plots for purposes violative of its restrictions;

(i) Regulating the conduct of persons and preventing improper assemblages therein; and

(j) All other purposes deemed necessary by the cemetery authority for the proper conduct of its business and the protection and safeguarding of the premises and the principles, plans and ideals on which the cemetery was organized.

(2) The cemetery authority from time to time may amend, add to, revise, change or modify such rules and regulations.

(3) Such rules and regulations shall be plainly printed or typewritten and maintained, subject to inspection, in the office of the cemetery authority.

Notes of Decisions

This sec­tion did not give cemetery authority or power to make rules or regula­tions contravening require­ments of ORS 97.220 (Disinterment). Bash v. Fir Grove Cemeteries Co., 282 Or 677, 581 P2d 75 (1978)

Chapter 97

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Embalming dead human body without prior authoriza­tion from surviving spouse or next of kin, (1981) Vol 41, p 457


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 97—Rights and Duties Relating to Cemeteries, Human Bodies and Anatomical Gifts, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors097.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 97, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano097.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.