Pennsylvania Green Burial Laws

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In Pennsylvania, is a casket necessary for burial or cremation? A casket is often the single greatest expense incurred after a death, usually costing $500 for a simple box to $20,000 or more for an elaborate design. Burial. No law requires a casket for burial.

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A Green Burial, also known as Natural Burial, is defined as a disposition in which the deceased’s body is returned to the earth naturally. It is often looked at as the body being recycled into a new life without the use of any metal caskets, concrete vaults, and embalming chemicals. We proudly offer Green Burials in Pennsylvania. Green burial

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Green Meadow Burial Ground, (green section in Fountain Hill Cemetery) Fountain Hill, PA West Laurel Hill Cemetery (Nature’s Sanctuary is a green section of the cemetery), Bala Cynwyd, PA Eco-Eternity Forest, (ashes only) Cresco, PA. Central Pennsylvania. Natural. Lampeter Green Burial Grounds, Lancaster, PA (717) 898-6211 Cambridge Green

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We proudly offer Green Burials in Pennsylvania. Green burial is not a new idea, it has been carried on for thousands of years until the late 19th century. Green Burial is an alternative burial solution that is environmentally friendly, assists in conserving and sustaining Earth.

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Federal law dictates basic laws surrounding burial services. Known as the Funeral Rule, these rules apply to every state and are enforced by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Pricing – Funeral homes must quote prices for products and services over the phone if requested. In person, they must provide a general price list, a casket price list

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The laws surrounding a prepaid burial are more generous to the consumer, than in other states and allows for the funeral director to offer many different types of arrangements, under the pre-need agreement, that is regulated under Pennsylvania contract law, rather than by the funeral services office.

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Backyard burial? No state law forbids it MEGAN SPERLING, Butler Eagle BUTLER, Pa. (AP) — The idea of "green burials" is becoming more popular, and because of this, people are more aware that it is legal to bury their loved ones on their own property. "There is no law in Pennsylvania against burying on private property," said Kathleen Ryan, general …

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This shall be accomplished by means of a card-index, or other system, in such a way that knowledge of the name of a person, or of the lot in which he or she is buried, or of the date of burial, will furnish a ready reference to the complete record. Read this complete Pennsylvania Statutes Title 9 P.S. Burial Grounds § 12.

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1. In Pennsylvania, you are not requiredto use the services of a funeral director. The State Board of Funeral Directors is responsible for the regulation of the funeral industry in Pennsylvania. The Board has nine members. Five funeral directors, two public members, one person from consumer protection, and the commissioner. The board licenses funeral directors, director trainees and funeral homes. You can file a complaint about a funeral home here. Pennsylvania Code Funeral Ethics Organization provides consumer information and funeral planning rights by state.

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A Green Burial, also known as Natural Burial, is defined as a disposition in which the deceased’s body is returned to the earth naturally. It is often looked at as the body being recycled into a new life without the use of any metal caskets, concrete vaults, and embalming chemicals. We proudly offer Green Burials in Pennsylvania.

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2010 Pennsylvania Code Title 9 - BURIAL GROUNDS Chapter 3 - Regulation of Cemetery Companies Chapter 3. Regulation of Cemetery Companies - CHAPTER 2 (Reserved) Enactment. Chapter 2 (Reserved) was added November 15, 1972, P.L.1063, No.271, effective in 90 days.

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A funeral director may register by contacting: Department of Human Services. Office of Medical Assistance. DHS Enrollment. Bureau of Fee for Service Programs. P.O. Box 8045. Harrisburg, PA 17105-2675. Toll Free: 1-800-537-8862, option 3. Additional information on eligibility rules and payment may be found at Office of Income Maintenance (OIM

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9 Pa. Stat. § 10 Pollution of water by use of land for burial purposes prohibited You may not bury the dead in any land where the drainage of it passes into a stream which supplies any portion of a city's water unless the person is buried more than a mile from the city.

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The typical U.S. funeral costs more than $8,000, according to the funeral directors' association, even before the purchase of a cemetery plot. An average burial plot costs from $1,000 to $4,000

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Rome Monument, 300 West Park Street Rochester, PA 15074 Phone (724) 770-0100 Fax: (724) 770-9835 Email: [email protected]

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What are pennsylvanias burial laws?

Pennsylvania law prohibits burials on any land that drains into a stream supplying water to a city, unless the burial ground sits at least one mile from the city. ( 9 Pennsylvania Statutes § 10 (2018).) What About Cremation? Some crematories require that you use a funeral director to arrange cremation.

Are green burials legal in all 50 states?

Green burials are legal in all 50 states, but each one has its own rules about where and how they can be done. A local funeral director can give you all of the guidance you need to have an eco-friendly service. Can a body be buried without a casket? Yes. No state law requires the use of a casket for burial.

How much does a green burial cost?

If you contract the services of a funeral home, there will be a professional service fee that is typically around $2,500 – $3,500. This means a green burial could be simply conducted with family input for under $1,000, but depending on the cemetery and professional service charges could amount to $4,000.

Can you be buried naturally in a green cemetery?

You can be naturally buried in any designated green burial cemetery. Check our directory to locate your nearest green burial sites. Many states also allow natural burial on your own land. There are ordnances to check with local zoning, and guidelines for grave plots. How much does a green burial cost?

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